On Tuesday August 3, 2021, at 9:30 pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated the theft of a copper reel in the 3200 block of 450th Avenue. During the investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 200 Block of King Street in Emmetsburg. Following the investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested William Moore (60) and Joshua James (43) both of Emmetsburg, on charges of 2nd Degree Theft, a Class D Felony and Conspiracy to Commit a Non Forcible Felony, a Class D Felony. Following their arrests, Moore and James were both placed in jail to await their initial appearances before a judge.
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