NEW DETAILS: Dayton man arrested after another Kettering post office mail theft

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Jul. 11—A Dayton man is in custody after another theft of mail from a Kettering post office this past weekend.

Juan T. Harris, 27, was arrested after an incident police responded to early Sunday morning at the 1490 Forrer Blvd. post office, records show.

Harris was booked into the Kettering Jail on a charge of receiving stolen property that morning and remains there, jail records show.

This weekend's arrest follows a series of May crimes involving stolen checks at postal service outdoor mailboxes in Beavercreek, Dayton, Kettering and Washington Twp.

The earlier thefts came after a Dayton postal service manager told authorities a key that unlocks "all Dayton-area mailboxes" was stolen, police records show. Police have encouraged residents only to use secure mail drop locations inside post office buildings.

It is unclear at this point what was stolen, or the method used in the theft reported at 1:24 a.m. Sunday in Kettering. The Dayton Daily News is seeking more information from police and USPS officials.

The Forrer post office is the same site hit May 19, when police said they believe a stolen key was used.

In that case, Keith D. Calahan, 23, of Dayton; Leonard A. Blackstone, 19, of Kettering; Jeff Weaver, 22, of Centerville; and Amond N. Turner, 22, of Trotwood; were arrested in the 3200 block of Gracemore Avenue on preliminary theft and receiving stolen property charges, Kettering Police Chief Chip Protsman said.

Calahan was also booked on resisting arrest and obstructing official business.