Snowy footsteps lead to burglary suspects |

Snowy footsteps lead to burglary suspects

Christina Proctor

Footprints in freshly fallen snow blazed a trail to stolen merchandise and three suspects in an early morning burglary Wednesday, investigators said.

Three South Lake Tahoe teens were arrested around 2:12 a.m. for breaking allegedly into the Infinity Computers store on the 2600 block of U.S. Highway 50.

Police responded to a burglary alarm and found a broken window and footprints leading to the Sierra Pines Motel. At the end of the trail, inside an open outdoor closet, police said they found a computer tower belonging to the store. Officers stopped the three teens who were at the nearby 7-Eleven convenience store.

Investigators said, due to the hour, the teens presence at the store was suspicious. The teens’ shoe prints reportedly matched the prints left around the crime scene.

Joshua Riddle, 18, of South Lake Tahoe, was booked into the El Dorado County jail for burglary. The other two boys, both 16, were cited for burglary, and one was also cited for possession of stolen property. Both were released to their parents.

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