November 16, 2018 5:37 pm

Tracks in the snow led Collingwood police to theft suspect: OPP

Police say footprints in the snow helped lead officers to a theft suspect on Friday.

Nick Westoll / Global News

Tracks in the snow led police officers directly to a theft suspect in Collingwood, says the OPP.

According to Collingwood and the Blue Mountains OPP, at around 3:30 a.m. Friday, officers were called to the area of Fourth and Oak streets after receiving a report of theft from a vehicle.

Police say officers followed tracks in the snow, which led to several other residences and vehicles.

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According to police, officers followed the tracks to the area of Hickory and Fifth streets, where they arrested a suspect.

Police say the accused was held pending a bail hearing in Barrie on Friday.

Officers say the investigation is ongoing, and more information will be released as it becomes available.

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