Police Follow Bike Tracks to Catch Thief

It didn't take Sherlock Holmes to crack the case of the stolen safe — not with clues like these.

A man reported a safe containing cash was stolen from his home Monday night. So police followed bicycle tracks leading from the man's yard.

Deputy Chief Andrea Foss said officers noticed the rider stopped frequently, leaving a square imprint in the snow at each stop — the same size as the safe.

The trail led to a man's backyard, where police found the safe and arrested a 20-year-old man who was in the yard.

"The bike was stolen, too," Foss said.