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Waterloo man arrested for stealing from construction trailers

Jeremiah Obanion Jeremiah Obanion

Cedar Falls Police say they arrested a Waterloo man for a string of thefts from construction trailers.

Police say Jeremiah Obanion, 36, stole tools, construction equipment and copper wires valued at more than $15,000 from construction sites around Cedar Falls in February.

Obanion is charged with fourth degree theft, fifth degree theft and three counts of second degree theft.

Police say Obanion broke into a trailer at Peet Junior High on February 7 and stole copper wire valued at $8,200.

Then on February 21, they say he broke into three separate storage trailers. One was at 2200 Technology Parkway.  Police say he stole 300 gallons of fuel, electric cords, welding leads and tools, all valued at $4,400. 

Police say that same day he broke into a storage trailer at Peet Junior High and stole copper fittings valued at $2,000.

Also on February 21, police say he stole a drill, valued at $500, from a trailer at 7511 University Avenue.

Police say the last incident happened on February 23 when he allegedly took $170 in copper pipe fittings and copper tubing from 505 Holmes Drive.

Police say Obanion's vehicle was caught on security video entering and leaving the scene during several of the incidents.

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