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Four arrested in multi-county copper thefts

Four north central Iowa men have been arrested in connection with the theft of copper from irrigation pivots and other rural locations in the county this past spring.

A lengthy investigation by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), with assistance from numerous other law enforcement agencies, has led to the arrest of four men on charges relating to the theft of copper from field irrigation pivots in the region, as well as other thefts from vacant farmsteads.
Arrested were Tyler Ross Tinken, 30, of Clarion; Ricky Lee Habben, 40, of Palmer; Nelson Lee Troyer, 36, of Bode; and Daniel L. Reames, 48, of Hardy. Tinken, Habben and Reames were charged with multiple counts of theft and Troyer was charged with ongoing criminal conduct. Two of the four men are being held in the Humboldt County Jail. For more details on the investigation and arrests, see the July 25 edition of the Humboldt Independent.