Blackwood man arrested for stealing 25 golf cart batteries

Gloucester County cops say a Blackwood man was arrested for stealing more than two dozen batteries from golf carts.

According to the Monroe Township Police DepartmentVincent J. Framo, 32, was arrested Wednesday and charged with theft, criminal mischief and trespassing.

Authorities say on the morning of Feb. 4, a man, later identified as Framo, entered a fenced area of ​​Mike’s golf carts on the Black Horse Pike in Williamstown and took 25 batteries from numerous golf carts.

That night,

“The dispatcher received a call reporting a suspicious vehicle in front of the business and the caller indicated that he believed it was the vehicle involved in the previously reported incident. . . . An investigation stop has was performed on the vehicle near the business and the driver was identified as Vincent J. Framo Officers were unable to establish any criminal activity or evidence of the prior theft that would warrant further detection The vehicle was cleared to drive away and the lead was forwarded to the Detective Bureau for investigation.

Mike’s golf carts on the Black Horse Pike in Williamstown NJ – Photo: Google Maps

Mike’s golf carts on the Black Horse Pike in Williamstown NJ – Photo: Google Maps

A few days later, detectives found the batteries in a Camden County junkyard. They were able to determine that Framo would have sold the batteries to the scrapyard.

On Wednesday, Framo was located in Gloucester Township where he was taken into custody. In an interview, cops said Framo confessed to the theft, in addition to an earlier incident in Gloucester Township.

Framo was remanded to Salem County Jail.

The public is reminded that charges are charges and everyone is considered innocent until proven guilty in court.

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