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Frio County resident Roy Vaughan visited the Pearsall Police Department recently to present a check as a private contribution in a gesture of thanks to the agency for its work in the investigation of a theft at Atom Construction on the outskirts of town in December. The Vaughans reported that thieves entered the 120-acre property on foot during the early-morning hours of Thursday, December 9, dodged security cameras and drove away in two electric golf carts, also stealing chargers, batteries and other valuables. Police impounded one of the golf carts a short time later after seeing a man driving it at night with no lights. The suspect was later identified as being wanted on arrest warrants. A neighbor of the Vaughans later reported that the man had approached her shortly after the burglary with a request that she charge the cart battery, and while doing so recounted tales of felony conviction and imprisonment. Security camera footage showed the man pushing the golf cart uphill in search of a charging port, according to Mrs. Vaughan. On New Year’s Day, the Vaughans turned to social media in the ongoing search for the other cart and offered a reward for its return. They were assisted by police in recovering the vehicle when a caller reported seeing it at a local residence. Although it had hastily been spraypainted black, Mr. Vaughan said he recognized the cart as his. The Vaughans are extending their thanks to the Pearsall PD and encourage all local residents and business owners to ensure their security cameras are operational. Vaughan is pictured at police headquarters with Capt. Jeremy McGhee and Chief Humberto Torralba II. (Courtesy photo)