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Footprints in freshly fallen snow helps cops bust teenage thieves

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PERRY TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) -

Footprints in the freshly fallen snow help Lake County Sheriff Deputies bust two teenage thieves.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. Friday morning in the area of Norway Drive near Laburnum Drive in Perry Township.

Cops were called in reference to vehicles being entered and items stolen. A resident stated his unlocked vehicle had been rummaged through.

Officers arrived and immediately observed footprints in the fresh fallen snow. The footprints went up to numerous vehicles in the areas of Norway Drive, Laburnum Drive, Larchview Drive, and Redwood Drive - all in Perry Township.

Deputies were able to track the prints to a residence where they stopped beneath a window. It was believed the suspects exited the residence through the window and entered back through the same window.

Deputies made contact with the resident, who stated their 15-year-old son and his cousin were in their back bedroom, the room which the prints led to the window. Deputies interviewed both juveniles and they admitted to entering between 10-20 vehicles and stolen numerous items. The stolen property was recovered.

The teens also admitted to entering vehicles the night of January 2 in the area of Crestwood Drive in Painesville Township. 

Charges are pending.  

19 Action News has learned the teens only entered vehicles which were left unlocked. No forced entry was made.

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