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Cedar Falls man arrested in cemetery theft


Cedar Falls Police arrested a man Saturday for stealing gas from a cemetery.

Police say they saw 43-year-old Thomas Kaufmann, Jr. of Cedar Falls pull up next to a gas tank at Greenwood Cemetery around 7:20 a.m. Saturday, cut a lock and start filling a 55-gallon drum with gas.

Officers were conducting surveillance on the cemetery after recent burglaries and the theft of gas from there in the last few weeks.

Kaufmann faces theft, trespassing, and other charges.

He's in the Black Hawk Co. Jail.

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