Erie Duo Charged After Driving Snowmobiles On Peek’n Peak Golf Course Causing Damage

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CLYMER – Two Erie men are facing charges after New York State Police said they drove their snowmobiles on Peek’n Peak Resort’s golf course casing hundreds of dollars in damage on Tuesday.

Troopers said Corey Kending, 28, and James Winschel, 37, trespassed on the resort property and violated their posted “no snowmobile’ signs.

Investigators said the two were observed by witnesses causing hundreds of dollars in damage to the golf course.

Keding was arrested at the scene but troopers said Winschel fled.

James Winschel

Police later found Winschel hiding behind the French Creek Tavern.

Winschel was arrested, processed at the State Police Barracks in Jamestown and then taken to Chautauqua County Jail.

Both men are charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and criminal trespassing. Winschel was additionally charged with second-degree obstruction of governmental administration.

Keding was processed at the barracks and issued an appearance ticket.

Troopers said both will face their charges in court at a later date.

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