Men's footprints in snow lead to burglary scenes in Oklahoma City

Coleton Zanola, 23, and Rocky Roark, 23, were arrested Friday on burglary complaints after deputies followed footprints in the snow, said Oklahoma County sheriff's spokesman Mark Myers.
by LeighAnne Manwarren Modified: December 9, 2013 at 4:32 pm •  Published: December 9, 2013
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Oklahoma County deputies arrested two men after following footprints in the snow to several burglary locations.

Coleton Zanola, 23, and Rocky Roark, 23, were arrested Friday on burglary complaints, Oklahoma County sheriff's spokesman Mark Myers said. Roark was also arrested on complaints of obstructing an officer, a jail official said Monday.

A deputy went to the 7000 block of N Harrah Road on a report of people ringing a door bell. The deputy found a man walking in the middle of the road during the snowstorm, Myers said.

The man, identified by the sheriff's office as Zanola, told the deputy his friend was nearby and was trying to get into a garage so he could get out of the snow. The deputy found Roark near where Zanola said he would be and briefly chased him on foot, Myers said.

The deputy noticed several footprints apparently made by Roark and started following the tracks. The footprints led to a garage where a pickup had been burglarized, Myers said. The homeowners said the garage had been secured before the burglary.

The deputy followed the footprints to another address in the 8000 block of Harrah Road. The house's front door was unlocked and the homeowner told the deputy the house had been burglarized and food taken, Myers said.

The deputy found a bicycle and followed more footprints to a home where the homeowner said a bike had been stolen, Myers said.

Zanola and Roark were taken to the Oklahoma County jail. Zanola was released Saturday. Roark is being held on $12,000 bail, a jail official said.


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by LeighAnne Manwarren
Breaking News Reporter
LeighAnne Manwarren is a reporter covering breaking news, crime and weather for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. An Oklahoma City native, Manwarren is a University of Oklahoma journalism alum and has interned for The Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette,...
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