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

Bee13

Poor kids for living such "hard lives" in the streets of Willard. Ha! And as far as stealing and selling drugs, a person chooses that kind of life. I've never felt sorry for people like that and never will!! And for typing correctly....Id rather not get a headache for trying to understand what I read. That's why you go to school, if you didn't know that?? So yes, PEOPLE THESE DAYS!

RuffBoy

Puh

RuffBoy

Shew I know I got a diploma these people got a T.H.D. ( Thug Hatin Degree ) haa

Bee13

RuffBoy-- Please give the definition of a THUG?! And how you and your boys are thugs?

RuffBoy

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Profane, obscene, sexual or derogatory language.

WASP71

Oh--you mean you won't give away any secrets unlike the Super Secret Decoder Ring Jibberish you were saying in your other post. And just to let you know- the "313" was the licence plate of Donald Ducks car. So go play Mickey Mouse Club somewhere else dumba**. And take "your boys" with you.

Brownzville

If the Huron County Sheriff's Dept had any common sense they'd obtain a search warrant and get these idiots IP addresses and emails from the Reflector... I bet they'd be led to some interesting things.

24productions

Really?...Willard?...producing "thugs"? WTF do any of you young punks know about thugging? Bring your a**es around my hood, look left and right one time...BYE BYE...now go run home to mommy. Just because you kids can mimmic what you see on GangsterLand, and just because you mingle with a dozen other misfits, DOES NOT make you gangster.

24productions

Loyalty. Loyalty to death. That's gangster right there. Only thing you punks are loyal to, is gettin' free sh*t, so you don't have to work. Get a job, get a better education, get some family members behind you, and the thug life got nothin' on you.

WASP71

**Like**

Zarcone1990

Now lets get this str8.. most of these posts on here are supposed to be supporting these 2 "kids" rite? How the hell can u support anybody that has done notting to help themselves? How can anybody feel sorry for what they did to themselves!? I belive 100% that kyle neeeds to sit his ass n jail! Every time SOMEBODY has got him outta jail he has eneded up rite back n trouble. Yes the boy has a mother and a father they raised him 18yrs thats all they had to do. After that u gotta grow up and take reaponsiblity for ur own life make ur own choices and own up to ur mistakes. Nobody is perfect i get that part but as kyles brother.... I belive he needs a reality check and maybe, just maybe this is it. But we (his family) know who kyle ONCE WAS.. and this rite here is not it. But them so calld friends of his have done more harm them good... And as for who ever the vic is that they broke into.. u should have shot them both n the ass

nannagina52

Wasn't a real smart thing to do. Reminds me of something that happened about 40 years ago. My first husband and his friend tried to steal something in the winter. They weren't thinking either. That winter it was real easy to pick up on their footprints. It had been snowing! Practically led them right to our door! Wasn't very smart, was it? lol The bad part about that was we were due to have our first child at any time then.

WASP71

So how many husbands before you quit getting hitched to low life pieces of sh*t thieves?

WASP71

So how many husbands before you quit getting hitched to low life pieces of sh*t thieves?

ohiogirl

Nobody has a right to judge Kyle he hasent done anything different then half of Willard or Bucyrus only difference in they got caught! And yes he does have a mother, father, and step mother that love him very much and next time ya'll want to talk crap about them remember this they wasnt the ones that bailed him out because they knew he was safer in jail then out here on the streets! Now you want to blame someone go back to the ppl who bonded him out knowing he wasnt going to do the right thing in the first place, least in jail he could get treatment, his GED, and away from bad influences and some of them being his own dmn family! Now anyone got anything smart to say? Believe it or not im alot closer to the family than ya'll reliaze and im sick of ya'll putting Kyle down like he is a pc of trash when ya'll are behind a screen knowing most of ya'll are NO better than he is or prob WORSE!!!!

WASP71

I have a lot to say. 1) Get educated and go back to school because you sound like an idiot. 2) You probably are an idiot for sticking up for this piece of sh@t. 3) 1/2 the people don't break into places, do drugs, steal things from honest people, and make stupid as* statements that you just made. So you blame the people that bailed him out!? So it is YOUR fault then for not stopping him. It's YOUR fault for enabling him. YOU are a problem in society that continues to blame everyone else for their mistakes. I bet you don't take responsibility for any of your actions either. Everyone elses fault..they bailed him out...they gave birth to him..what else? How about this? Just think about it if you can get it through your dumbas* thick skull..How about he doesn't steal? How about he doesn't do drugs? How about he gets a job? How about he gets his GED on his own? HOW ABOUT HE GETS A LIFE AND QUIT BLAMING EVERYTHING ON SOCIETY??? He is nothing but a lying thief. It was his choice. He deserves to be put down, put in prison and pay for everything he's done. If you actually think it's the cops fault, people who bailed him out fault you really are stupid. People need to man up and quit being druggies, thieves, cheats, liers and people like you. Your as pathetic as he is. You deserve him as much as he deserves you. When you have something actually worth saying I may respond to your post after this. Until then both of you are scum of society.

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