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SUBURBAN TEENS CHARGED IN GOLF COURSE BURGLARY

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010— A pair of Tinley Park teenagers are free on $10,000 bond after they were arrested for their roles in a weekend burglary at a suburban golf course, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced Wednesday.

Michael MulderinkJacob Honath

Michael Mulderink, 18, of the 6000 block of Brittney Lane, and Jacob Honath, 18, of the 6600 block of Ravinia Drive, are both charged with burglary, a felony. They are both accused of taking part in an early-Sunday morning break-in at the Edgewood Valley Country Club, 7500 S. Willow Springs Rd. in LaGrange.

Cook County Sheriff’s Police responded to an alarm call at the pro shop there around 2 a.m. Sunday. Officers found windows broken out at the shop and also saw two men running from the area. Though the officers gave chase, they lost sight of the offenders in a heavily wooded area adjacent to the golf course.

The officers then canvassed the golf course and found Mulderink’s vehicle parked on the club’s tennis courts. They also followed tracks from a stolen golf cart leading away from the pro shop to the 17th hole tee box and found 64 golf clubs, six boxes of golf balls, four pairs of socks and three pairs of shoes, all valued at $17,311.

Not long after, officers found Mulderink and Honath walking in an area across the street from the golf course. They were taken into custody for questioning and both provided detectives with detailed confessions to their role in the thefts.

Mulderink and Honath appeared in Bridgeview bond court on Monday and were released on bond. Both are set to appear in Bridgeview court again on June 18.

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