Waterloo Man Leaves Tracks in Snow, Charged with Burglary

Waterloo Man Leaves Tracks in Snow, Charged with Burglary

Police have arrested a Waterloo man for breaking into a store, after following his footprints in the fresh snow.

Officers were called to an alarm at New Star, formerly 5 Star Snacks and More, at 315 Fletcher Ave., around 12:20 this(Tues) morning, and found the front door glass shattered and signs someone had rummaged through the business.

They also noticed footprints in the snow and followed the tracks to a wooded area and over a stream. The suspect realized officers were chasing him and ditched the stolen merchandise in the woods.

Police arrested 20-year old Stephen Pelham for third-degree burglary.

It wasn’t known if the New Star burglary is related to other business break-ins in the LaPorte Road and San Marnan Drive area over the weekend.