Footprints in the snow help Champaign police make an arrest
CHAMPAIGN — Footprints in the snow helped Champaign police arrest a man in connection with as many as three residential burglaries.
Kevin A. Jordan, 24, who listed an address in the 400 block of South McKinley Avenue, Champaign, pleaded innocent on Wednesday to residential burglary.
According to a police report, a 70-year-old Champaign woman was returning home and was pulling into her driveway in the 1000 block of West William Street at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday when she saw a man leaving her home carrying something. The woman immediately called police.
The woman later discovered that some silverware had been taken from her home.
When officers arrived at the scene, they noticed the burglar had left footprints in the fresh snow and followed the trail from the footprints to Jordan's home. Police said the footprints leading into Jordan's home matched the footprints leading out of the victim's home.
After police got a search warrant for Jordan's home, they found items that had been reportedly taken in residential burglaries in September 2010 and just prior to Christmas and arrested Jordan. The silverware was not recovered.
Judge Tom Difanis set Jordan's bond at $50,000 and scheduled Jordan's next court appearance for Feb. 7.