Suspect steals more than $10,000 in golf clubs from Sun City residents

Close-up of MCSO vehicle

By Chris Caraveo
Independent Newsmedia

A Glendale man tied to the theft of more than $10,000 worth of golf clubs from Sun City residents reportedly admitted to the crimes.

Justin Sorenson, 35, was arrested Tuesday afternoon following a months-long investigation that dates back to December. He also appears to be connected to a theft published in the Sun Cities Independent, March 14, 2018.

Back in March, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office officials said there has been an increase in golf club thefts in the Sun Cities. And most of the thefts were from golf carts left in garages with open doors.

The case involving Mr. Sorenson appears to be exactly like what MCSO said months ago.

Read more in the Daily News-Sun July 19 edition, page 4.

Suspect admits to thefts

On Tuesday morning, a deputy went to Mr. Sorenson’s apartment in Glendale for questioning.

There, Mr. Sorenson told MCSO he had stolen clubs on at least 12 occasions. He provided the locations and dates of five of the thefts (Daily News-Sun, July 19, page 4).

He reportedly sold them to pawn shops, golf stores and private individuals.

Mr. Sorenson said he entered some garages with open doors to take clubs that were secured to golf carts or resting on the floor. In other cases the clubs were on the back of carts parked on the side of the road or in driveways.

He was released on his own recognizance and wrote an apology letter, records state.

Mr. Sorenson provided a date and location of a December theft that appears to be linked to resident Glenn Johnson, who reported golf clubs missing that month.

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