Police have arrested a 30-year-old Wenatchee man suspected of burglarizing a home and committing at least 10 vehicle prowls.

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WENATCHEE — Police have arrested a 30-year-old Wenatchee man suspected of burglarizing a home and committing at least 10 vehicle prowls.

Luckily for police, the suspect’s tracks in the snow served as a road map to his alleged crimes.

The man was booked at about 5:30 a.m. Sunday for burglary, trespass and multiple vehicle prowls.

“Snow’s great for us. We love snow,” said Sgt. Ken Britt, Wenatchee police spokesman.

The Rivercom Emergency Dispatch Center received the first report of a suspected burglary on Castlerock Street at about 4:30 a.m.

Britt said the man was awakened by his dog barking. He went downstairs and noticed the side door to his garage was open.

Police arrived at the scene and noticed footprints in the snow exiting the side door. They followed them westbound to several vehicles that had been prowled and later found the suspect walking along Castlerock, carrying stolen items, Britt said.

Reports of vehicle prowls were still coming in later Sunday that appeared linked to the tracks in the snow, he said.