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Sheriff’s Deputies Make Arrest In Avery

Avery, CA– A man from Douglas Flat was arrested in Avery last night on a number of charges including burglary.

According to the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office, at 9:18 pm, deputies received a report of a man sleeping inside the Avery Post Office. Although no one was found inside the building, deputies discovered that someone had kicked the inside door and broke off the door handle.

After investigating the area, deputies located a man walking on the shoulder of Highway 4 near Avery Sheep Ranch in Avery. The man, 18-year-old Colin Prest of Douglas Flat was reportedly carrying a large bottle of alcohol, marijuana and the door handle from the Post Office.

Prest was arrested and booked into Calaveras County Jail on charges of burglary, possession of a controlled substance, possession of stolen property, possession of alcohol by a person under 21 and public intoxication.

Written by tina.falco@mlode.com