A little theme we like around these parts in the winter is that of criminals being caught after leaving tracks in the snow for police to follow.
Let's add another entry, shall we? Our very first of the 2014-2015 season.
The tale begins at Subway in Elyria back in late January. The Eat Fresh shop of cheap meats and cheeses was robbed in late January by a masked man who handed the cashier a note. The suspect absconded with what we imagine was loads and loads of cash and police were left with no leads.
Jump ahead to February and the same Subway was robbed again. It seems our alleged genius, Jason Pence, was not only dumb enough to double dip at the same location but dumb enough to lead a set of footprints, along with his alleged accomplice Daniel Provoznik, to his house.
Via the Chronicle Telegram:
Police said Pence and Provosnik went into the Subway on West Ridge Road at about 6 p.m. on Sunday wearing bandanas on their faces, hooded sweatshirts and jeans. Provosnik demanded money from the cashier and motioned that he had a gun without showing a weapon, according to police. After they took the money, the men ran on foot southbound from the area.
Police called in deputies from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office, and together the officers followed the footprints left by the suspects to the 100 block of Brunswick Drive and found Pence’s apartment, according to police. When no one answered the door, police continued investigating, leading them to the 1100 block of Garden Street, where they found Pence staying at a relative’s house. Pence was arrested early Monday.
See any others in the police blotters? Send them our way.