Four men jailed for thefts

3 of the 4 stole windmill wire near Alta, SL

Four men were arrested in connection with a series of robberies in Buena Vista, Humboldt and Pocahontas Counties.

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, all face multiple charges of theft and criminal mischief.

Tinken, Habben and Troyer turned themselves in on July 17.

In Buena Vista County, Tinken, Troyer and Habben are each charged with two counts of theft and are being held on a $10,000 bond.

These charges come after the three stole copper wire from two windmills in Buena Vista County, one north of Alta and one between Alta and Storm Lake.

In Humboldt County, Tinken was charged with multiple counts of theft, criminal mischief and one count of ongoing criminal conduct. His bond has been set at $113,000.

Tinken was also charged in Pocahontas County for theft and criminal mischief and that bond was set at $26,000.

Habben was charged in Humboldt County with multiple counts of theft, criminal mischief and one count of ongoing criminal conduct. His bond in Humboldt County was set at $156,000.

Habben also faces charges of theft and criminal mischief in Pocahontas County where his bond was set at $26,300. 

Troyer is being charged with ongoing criminal conduct in Humboldt County and has bond set at $50,000.

In Pocahontas County, Troyer has been charged with theft and criminal mischief and bond was set at $11,000. 

Reames faces multiple counts of theft, criminal mischief, burglary and one count of ongoing criminal conduct in Humboldt County. His bond is set at $113,000.

In Pocahontas County, Reames faces charges for theft and criminal mischief and has bond set at $27,300.

Reames is in the custody of the US Marshal’s Service and faces separate federal charges for felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of a stolen firearm and felon in possession of ammunition.

The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office is also investigating these individuals in reference to thefts of copper in their county.

They are concluding the investigation and additional charges may be filed in the future.