A Weaverville man was arrested Saturday morning after witnesses say he was tossing a newspaper stand around in the street in downtown Weaverville. Deputies responded to the call at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 13 and immediately detained Benjamin Dobrovolny, 40.

According to Sheriff’s Det. Josh Ford, witnesses saw and photographed Dobrovolny thrashing newspaper stands and tossing them onto the highway in front of The Trinity Journal office at 500 Main St. Four of the Journal’s window panes were shattered and a large rock was found on the interior floor of the front office. Newspapers and special sections were scattered across the sidewalk and into the street.

Dobrovolny was arrested for felony vandalism and taken to Trinity County Jail where he remained Monday.

Asked if Dobrovolny was a suspect in other downtown vandalisms in the past few months, Ford said he did not think that was the case. He said a separate arrest was made for a window that was broken on the Diggins Bar and detectives saw no connection with Dobrovolny to recent vandalism at the Weaverville Post Office.

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