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Prison for repeat offender

The law caught up with a repeat offender from Modesto who recently was sentenced to four years in prison for a series of crimes, according to the Stanislaus County district attorney's office.

Luis Obet Colon, 20, racked up four arrests in less than one year and pleaded no contest to three felonies — residential burglary, auto theft and possession of methamphetamine.

Colon was on probation for burglary June 23, 2008, when Modesto police found his fingerprints in a home that had been robbed. Colon was arrested and posted bail, but on July 3, he was caught behind the wheel of a Lexus that had been stolen from a Modesto home where the garage door had been left open, according to a news release. Colon was arrested and posted bail, but on March 25 he was spotted behind the wheel of a sedan that was stolen. Colon was arrested and posted bail, but on April 9 he was a passenger in a car that was stopped by the authorities.

Colon, who was wanted on bench warrants for failing to appear in court, also had 0.12 grams of methamphetamine in his pants pocket.

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