Snow prints lead police to burglary suspect

February 12, 2021

A trail of footprints in the snow led police to a burglary suspect Feb. 11 in Lincoln.

Delaware State Police were called at 5:09 a.m. to a home on Cedar Drive for a possible burglary in progress following a report of a man trying to force open a side door, said Master Cpl. Heather Pepper of the Delaware State Police.

The man fled on foot before police arrived, Pepper said, but they were able to follow a trail of footprints to a shed on Cubbage Drive, where they found a damaged shed door and could hear someone inside. Police gave commands for the man to exit and when he did not come out, they found Elmis Salguero-Sarceno, 45, of Lincoln hiding in the shed, Pepper said. 

Salguero-Sarceno resisted arrest but was taken into custody and charged with felony second-degree attempt to commit burglary, felony third-degree burglary, two counts of criminal mischief, breach of release, and resisting arrest. He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $11,120 cash bond.

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