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MAN WHO DROVE OFF WITH ROSENBAUM'S MULES CAUGHT Owing to the persistent and clever work of Deputy Sheriff Jernigan, Wiliam Moore was arrested at Prado this morning on the embezzlement ■barge brought hero Wednesday evening. Moore is to face a charge of felony embezzlement and says he wants to plead guilty. He is accused of taking away four mules and a wagon belonging to Oscar Rosenbaum of San Juan Capistrano. The sheriff’s office in following down Moore after he left Santa Ana Tuesday morning found that Moore went from here up the Santa Ana can- von. He traded two of the mules to I. F Peralta for a fine saddle horse ind $35. Moore then went tot Prado and negotiated with Oscar Aldrich of Tie Prado store of a sale of the out- it. Aldrich said he didn’t want to buy, referred Moore to G. H. Bent. Moore offered the team tot Bent for $300. Bent told him he would buy the outfit if Moore could get someone to identify him as the owner of the team. Moore left the mules and horse at Aldrich’s place, and hired a boy to rake care of them. He went to San Bernardino, saying he would bring back someone to identify him. | Yesterday afternoon Moore called | up on the long-distance telephone and | talked to Bent under an assumed j name, saying lie knew Moore to he I the owner Bent still hesitated. The man said Moore would call up later. By this time Deputy Sheriff Jernigan, who had b< *n >n Moore’s trail all day. had traced .■■ nan to Prado, and he quickly ■ -,k cl ■ go of the situation, and arranged < trap Moore He arranged with thr i Bernardino police to keep wa;«.. at the 'telephone offices and catch Moore at any phone he might call up for a talk with Prado. Jernigan was out all night making arrangements and covering all the possibilities. He was rewarded this morning when Moore, still without ¡suspicion, stepped from the train at Prado to be met and put under ar- I rest. Jernigan brought the man here this morning. Moore is anxious to plead 'guilty and have it over with. He had ! but sixty cents on him when lie was ¡arrested, and said he spent the re: mainder of the $35 lie received in the trade with Peralta. The quick work done by Jernigan in this case is another in nance of that officer’s efficiency. He has been I making good.

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  1. Santa Ana Register,
  2. 22 Sep 1911, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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