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Police arrest Logan man accused of stalking teen boy

FILE - This surveillance video frame grab shows a man who Logan police believe is responsible for mailing five sexually explicit packages to a local high school student. The department posted the high-quality video to its Facebook page on Tuesday, June 7,
FILE - This surveillance video frame grab shows a man who Logan police believe is responsible for mailing five sexually explicit packages to a local high school student. The department posted the high-quality video to its Facebook page on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. A Logan man accused of mailing sexually explicit packages to a high school student was arrested Wednesday after the public helped identify him through a video released to the media.
Logan Police Department

LOGAN — A Logan man accused of mailing sexually explicit packages to a high school student was arrested Tuesday after the public helped identify him through a video released to the media.

Investigators received "credible tips" that led to the arrest, Logan police said in a Facebook post.

Thomas Mark Thackeray, 68, was booked into the Cache County Jail Tuesday night for investigation of stalking and a probation violation.

Police say Thackeray was released from the Utah State Prison in 2014 and was on parole for similar charges.

Logan police sought the public's help in identifying a man in a surveillance video who is suspected of mailing packages containing "sexually oriented materials and sexually explicit letters" to a teenage boy, said Logan Police Lt. Rod Peterson.

The man in the video entered the Logan post office, 75 W. 200 North, on five occasions to mail the packages to the same boy, who attends high school locally, Peterson said. The boy was singled out by name in each of the packages that were sent to his home, he said.

Upon arresting Thackeray, detectives "found evidence of other potential victims and other potential criminal violations," police said in the Facebook statement.