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19-year-old arrested for stealing mail

EUREKA- A teenager has been arrested for stealing mail after being spotted acting suspiciously in the neighborhood. 

A caller reported the 19-year-old walking around the 2700 block of M street Saturday morning. The caller said he appeared to be casing the neighborhood.

Officers responded to the area at 8:38 a.m. and located, Zachary Miller, on the 500 block of Carson Street. He was allegedly in possession of burglary tools and a large amount of mail.

Officers contacted an owner of some of the mail who said he found his mailbox open in the morning and noticed his mail was missing. Miller was arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Jail. 

In the investigation, additional stolen property from car burglaries was found in Miller's possession.

Police said this is the second time over the past week were a resident has reported suspicious behavior into the department that has led to an arrest.