Tracks in snow help police investigation - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Tracks in snow help police investigation

LEWISTON, Idaho - Early Tuesday morning Lewiston Police responded to a report of a man trying to break in to cars in the area of 4th Street and 1st Avenue.  Responding officers found 21-year-old Kyle Light of Lewiston and detained him.  According to police, Light was found in possession of numerous stolen items that he had been taking from vehicles in the neighborhood.

Investigators were able to follow the suspect's path of thievery due to tracks in new fallen snow.  The tracks showed that the suspect had attempted to enter many vehicles but failed quite a few times when he encountered locked doors.  Police were astounded to find as many as seven sets of car keys in the Light's possession.

Lewiston Police say they appreciate citizens contacting the department when observing suspicious activity.  They would like to also remind the public to help reduce the incidents of crime by having people remove items of value from their vehicles and to lock their cars.

Kyle Light was arrested for two counts of burglary and was booked in to the Nez Perce County Jail.  Police officers were unable to identify the owners of all of the seized property and ask that any potential victims contact the Police Department.

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