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Pier theft investigation yields two suspects, one arrest


GREEN LAKE COUNTY (WKOW) -- The Green Lake County Sheriff's Department says deputies arrested one man and have an arrest warrant for a second in connection with a string of thefts of aluminum pier sections along Big Green Lake.

26-year-old Dustin Kono of Green Lake was arrested November 20. He is charged with six felonies and one misdemeanor in Green Lake County.

Officers are looking for 29-year-old Adam Baggett of Princeton.

Deputies believe the men are connected to a string of thefts beginning in late October. Property owners along the southern and western shores of Big Green Lake reported aluminum sections of their piers had been removed. Five different complaints were filed. Deputies say the stolen material is valued at about $60,000.

A tip led officers to Kono. He was stopped and arrested for traffic and drug violations. Deputies say a search later found pier assembly hardware and receipts for scrap metal. They say Kono later admitted to the thefts.

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