Snowy boots lead to suspected thief

WARREN — With a call from residents and a little help from the snow, police nabbed a suspected thief Sunday.

Gregory Kole Jr., 21, of Elm Road NE, was issued a summons for vehicle trespass after police were called just before 5:20 a.m. to 480 Country Club Drive NE by residents who saw footprints throughout the neighborhood leading up to vehicles, according to a police report.

While officers were speaking to one resident whose car was entered, they saw a man in a red jacket running on Fairway Drive NE, the report states. They followed the man’s footprints to a house where Kole answered and let them in, the report states. Inside, police found a pair of snow covered boots matching the tracks in the snow, the report states, and along the path to Kole’s residence, six prescription pill bottles were found.