Waterloo authorities arrest 3 in scrap metal theft

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in Waterloo have arrested three people in connection with the theft of scrap metal worth about $8,000.

Waterloo police say 19-year-old John Lester Fluhr and 19-year-old Cole Dean McNamara were arrested early Monday after it was determined that scrap metal was stolen from a local business. A 16-year-old boy was also arrested.

Police say a concerned citizen called authorities to report people outside of a vehicle loaded with scrap metal.

Fluhr and McNamara face charges of second-degree and fourth-degree theft. Court records do not list an attorney.

The 16-year-old boy has been charged with second-degree theft. The Associated Press generally does not name juveniles suspected of crimes.

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