Cops use footprints to ID teens accused of stealing flat screen TV from home

One of the suspects had been arrested in December when a woman was inadvertently shot in the foot when cops fired at charging pitbulls during drug raid
Cary Ashby
Feb 4, 2013

Two Willard teens were arrested in connection with stealing a flat screen TV from a Woodland Avenue home Monday morning. Police said they used the suspects' footprints to track them down.

Josh Cerritos, 18, of 704 S. Myrtle Ave., and Kyle Zarcone, 19, of 631 Pleasant St., are charged with burglary. The Willard Police Department found the pair laying in an enclosed porch of a West Pearl Street residence, about 3 1/2 blocks southwest of the victim's home.

Chief Mark Holden said he's not sure if the suspects were sleeping or trying to hide from officers, but they initially denied any involvement in taking the TV. Police found the property in an alley.

"They supposedly put it down because one of the guys dropped his cell phone. They were looking for the cell phone. That's when we found them the first time," Holden said.

Police received the call about the burglary at 7:06 a.m.

Holden said four minutes later, the responding officers encountered Cerritos and Zarcone as they were walking, identified them and released them because police had nothing to connect them to the crime.

"They ran across the guys first but they didn't have the TV," the chief said.

Police were tracking footprints in the snow at the time.

The caller heard the intruders leave and noticed a flat screen TV missing from the living room, police said. The victim also reported seeing footprints in the snow leaving from an open window at her residence.

"The resident was there when they were in the house. ... She didn't see them; she just heard them," Holden said.

Police found the TV at 7:20 a.m., 10 minutes after they first encountered the suspects.

"Officers noticed that the footprints around the TV matched the shoes of the two males that they had identified earlier," Holden said. "The officers began tracking the footprints again and located the two males hiding (in) an enclosed porch in the 400 block of West Pearl Street."

Police found the pair the second time at 7:43 a.m.

"Both men were interviewed and made admissions to the crime," Holden said.

After being taken to the police station, Cerritos and Zarcone were transported to the Huron County Jail.

In December, Zarcone was at his residence when police used a search warrant during a drug raid, and a woman and pitbull ended up getting shot by police. Zarcone and Anthony R. Hicks, 19, of 607 Pleasant St., were arrested on felony drug charges in that case.

The shooting incident remains under investigation, although two officers have been reassigned desk jobs for now. The woman, who was shot in the foot about the time officers fired at two charging pitbull dogs, suffered a minor injury.

Comments

Betherella

I needed that laugh! Thanks!

RuffBoy

Lol

WASP71

I have never commented on here but thought I should- just because. How do you stick up for thieves?! They are dumb enough to get caught by their own prints in the snow. Come on..Really. If you made it that easy you deserve to have friends like RuffBoy who says he is bad but his name says I will never grow up and take responsibility. Grow up toughman. There's always someone bigger and badder. As for the people talking about guns.. I agree. As they say, the door is locked for your protection. And roughboy talking about not waking up, stop with your idle threats. They are talking about protecting their stuff and your talking murder. But your not a bad guy, huh? Your an unintelegent idiot that I'm sure has been to jail numerous times, but not your fault, right? These guys nned to be sent to jail and left for awhile. If they come out and "turn over a new leaf", then they deserve a chance. If you do it more than once you should be put away. Just blows that I have to help pay for your stupidity. And RuffBoy I figured you spelled rough r-u-f-f because the real way was to hard for you. All you people sticking up for these twe need to get away from them or you WILL be them- or are you already? You did spell LOL right...I guess we will give it to you.

RuffBoy

Dumbass thats cause my last name is spelled RUFF duhhh bigger and badder show mee titty ;)

WASP71

Ya..about what I expected from you. This is your brain...this is your brain on drugs...didn't listen- did ya?

RuffBoy

Titty shew I stay clean piss test me (:

biggon00

If you know where the beehive is....smoke the biotches out at night time! Maybe they won't wake up! Where there is smoke, there is soon to be fire! Many citizens know where the clubhouse is...if there is no playhouse, there is no playtime! Lots of eyes on that beehive...even piggys going in and out of it! What's that mean? Hmmmm, must be code for they pay us too!

optimistic041

U sound like a complete idiot!!! Is that a threat to someone or have u been smoking the crack in your beehive or whatever the heck u talking About

biggon00

It's is top secret code from the 313...all the OG'a get it! Especially, when they work for the police in the daylight hours and steal at night! 313 Thugs!

optimistic041

OG = overweight Gorillas?????

RuffBoy

Recist!

ladydye_5

Can you explain what a RECIST is?

RuffBoy

Meant racist!! Puhh

WASP71

I wouldn't ask him to spell much. Doesn't seem to register with him. And as for OG's. Old Gangsta, huh? Shame, If you were actually as smart as you think and you want us to believe "the code", then the "YG's" (young gangstas) are going to kick your as* for putting super secret decoder spy ring stuff on here..

biggon00

Everybody from the 313, put to hands up and follow me, everybody from the 313, put to hands up and follow me. Look, look...notice how he stands tough, this man did not have his hands up! This free worlds got you gased up! Now whose afraid of the big, bad wolf?

Katelih-Trailer...

......I know everything hes got to say about me..I am white..I am a fckn bum..I do live in a trailer with my mom ! LMAO !!!!!!!!!

biggon00

Why does everybody have to pick on thieves! Robin Hood was the Prince of Thieves! And his tears fall and burn the garden green, and so castles made in sand fall to the sea eventually!

ladydye_5

I do not know what you are cooking, smoking or snorting but WOW.

SMF1

How about you post something original instead of knocking lyrics off an Eminem song? You sound like a moron.

mlm_0609

There are plenty of people out there who "grew up without parents/had a hard life" and they aren't going around breaking into people's houses and stealing things! Thats a poor excuse! I feel bad for this woman and her child. Its pathetic, they are nothing but a bunch of punks, and as for you guys defending them...your just as pathetic!

biggon00

Absolutely agree with you 100%!!

biggon00

All in satirical, comical jest! That's all...I feel sorry for the young lady and her daughter. But, when you still see a number of these guys out on the streets of town, or they get arrested and bounce back out in a day, or two, what is really at work here? They ride around during the day in unmarked police cars working drug cases, but steal the area blind at night time! What's the lesser of two evils? Getting the heroin out if the area, or keeping the thieves locked up? It seems little has changed with the thievery. So, we give a quarter to make a dollar! At some point, a citizen is going to retaliate like the guy over on 99 a few years ago that busted the knee caps of a Hall boy breaking into his garage while he was home, except it may get worse because people are getting fed up with the results and the HCSD cannot keep up with all the work they are getting!

RuffBoy

Hahaha biggon got my cracking up! 313!! My hands up

RuffBoy

Piggys tryna go in the trap piggys tryna find out but the only thing they get is people runnin they mouth when I come around piggys out an about when they see me always tryna scare a nigga back down south but instead I'll rather head to the D cause that's what I'm about thug love an that's what I shout!!

biggon00

Nobody knows about a sweet MC from the 313....what you know?

Bee13

I wonder where all these people defending these lowlife's will end up in 10 years??? With all that "thug talk" and all?? Still on the streets trying to be "gangsta's???" Please get out now and save yourselves....while there's still a little bit of hope!

RuffBoy

We good right where we are you leave while there's still hope

Bee13

Thankfully, I'm not from Willard. Punks like "your boys" are ruining that place. I feel bad for the GOOD people that live there and have to deal with pieces of scum robbing them. And please, get educated.....that "thug talk" isn't gonna get you anywhere!

Miggs317

These peoples are dumb. You lived such a "hard life " you didn't live no hard life until you HAVE too steal and sell drugs too get what you need. And I already been there its harder then anything any of you have done Too stop and get out. So everyone that don't know bout it can shut up. And what does the way you type have too do with proper English and spelling I took honors courses and participates in academic challenge doesn't mean I have too type correctly.. People these days

WASP71

Honors classes didn't pay off for ya- did they? If you can't spell and speak correctly (as the other 98% of society) you sound like an idiot. I'm not talking about a typo- I'm talking about jibberish crap that makes no sense. As the above top secret decoder ring stuff...fools...just fools.

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