A La Pine man was arrested Thursday and charged with 20 counts of mail theft, according to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies received a report of a suspicious person in the area of Elderberry Lane and Pine Forest Drive about 5:45 Thursday morning. The man was described as acting suspicious at mailboxes in the area and possibly stealing mail.
Deputies responded and found the man, 22-year-old David Stephen Nessly. After a brief investigation it was determined that Nessly was in possession of mail stolen from several mailboxes in the area.
Nessly was arrested and booked at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Jail.
The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office encourages any additional victims to call non-emergency dispatch at (541) 693-6911 to make a report.
The sheriff’s office would also like to remind residents to be vigilant and report this type of suspicious activity during this holiday season. It is a good practice to collect your mail on a daily basis, use a locking mailbox and ensure packages delivered to your residence are removed at the earliest opportunity.