Selkirk man offers $500 reward for arrest of alleged thief

Olin Bleau says he is offering $500 to anyone who can help find and arrest those involved in stealing his wife's golf chart and leaving it smashed in the woods near Elm Street in Selkirk.

Bleau reported the incident to the Bethlehem police and said he bought the cart for his wife, who uses it to get around. It was taken on Tuesday, July 7, and he said he found crashed along with two five-gallon gas tanks, hedge-trimming shears and a new vinyl tarp.

I bought this for my wife who has Alzheimer's, he said of the $3,000 golf cart. "They ran into a pile of rocks and whoever was driving this had to be hurt because it looks like they went through the windshield."

Bleau said the golf cart was left out because it ran out of gas but that some one evidently brought gas with them in order to re-start it. Along with the clippers, gas cans and trap, he said there was also a five-gallon container of chlorine.

Asking the community for help, Bleau said the alleged thief also took the keys to the smashed up golf cart when they left the scene. He said the keys have a large red tag with a Menands, New York, address written on it indicating where he bought it from.

"So if someone sees a key with a big round red tag three inches across, let somebody know," he said.

Anyone will any information can contact the Bethlehem police at 439-9973.


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