Grand Forks man charged after purse and golf carts stolen
Grand Forks man charged after purse and golf carts stolen

A Grand Forks, N.D., man faces five felony charges in Pennington County District Court after he allegedly burglarized an occupied home, stole two golf carts elsewhere, and attempted to sell one of the golf carts.

Shane Curtis Dahlstrom, 46, has been charged with felony offenses of first-degree burglary – dwelling, third-degree burglary, motor vehicle theft (two counts), and receiving stolen property – attempted transfer.

He was arrested.

The charges stemmed from three reports of theft to the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, according to the complaint and police report. On Thursday, June 9, the sheriiff’s office received a report of a theft at 17723 Center St. E. Someone had stolen an E-Z-GO golf cart. The owner had last seen the golf cart a night earlier.

The next day, a sheriff’s deputy located a similar golf cart for sale on Facebook Marketplace.

The deputy showed pictures of the golf cart to the owner, who noted his golf cart, and the pictured golf cart both featured a burn hole on the seat.

The deputy allegedly learned that Dahlstrom was the person posting the golf cart for sale. He also saw that Dahlstrom had sold a similar golf cart for $2,500. The deputy knew a colleague was investigating a golf cart theft that was reported five days earlier at 18406 110th St. N.E. Two Pine to Prairie Drug Task Force officers then contacted Dahlstrom on Facebook about the golf cart that he was selling.

One of the officers met with Dahlstrom in Pennington County and confirmed it was the stolen golf cart.

Dahlstrom allegedly said he would sell the golf cart to the undercover officer for $2,800 in cash.

He was then arrested.

During the search of the property where the stolen golf cart was hidden, law enforcement allegedly found a purse belonging to a Thief River Falls woman and a checkbook belonging to her husband.

Dahlstrom admitted stealing the items out of their attached garage at 17702 Center St. E.

The couple was also missing about $650 in cash.

They believed the items were stolen Wednesday, June 8, or Thursday, June 9.

They were both home those evenings, but they believed they were asleep at the time of the theft.

Dahlstrom also admitted to stealing the golf cart that had been sold via Facebook Marketplace.

Shane Curtis Dahlstrom
Shane Curtis Dahlstrom