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Police investigate damage to Deerfield trails, golf course

Someone's been tearing up the green on the Deerfield town trails and Eagle Hills Golf Course, on Cosby Manor Road, in Deerfield.

Posted: May 17, 2018 5:50 PM

Someone's been tearing up the green on the Deerfield town trails and Eagle Hills Golf Course, on Cosby Manor Road, in Deerfield.

"They come down on the green and just ripped it all up, they did wheelies, peeled out with a four-wheeler and dirt bike," says Jimmy St. John, Secretary of the Fraternal Order of the Eagle, Aerie 97.

It's been an on-again, off-again problem in the town in recent years. Now, it's on again. But so is the chase to find the person or persons responsible and make them pay.

"We seen them when they tried to leave, we took pictures then we had a gentleman follow them all the way to their home so hopefully we'll have a resolution to this problem because this is very costly to us," said St. John.

They're dealing with the same problem, possibly with the same culprits, in the town of Deerfield, where they work hard to maintain five miles of trails year-round.

"Especially when so many people walk those trails so often, we don't want to see somebody get hurt, for sure, and we've come such a long way to maintain these trails, people are really enjoying them and we don't want anybody getting hurt," says Deerfield Highway Superintendent, Sam Arcuri.

State Police were at the golf course Thursday, investigating.

'They come down through with snowmobiles and everything is allowed. Just don't rip up our golf course. For you to come on and just purposely do that is malicious," said St. John.

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