One local police officer’s good memory helped find the person authorities said broke into a Dollar General.
The alarm at Dollar General on Beltline Highway went off around 4:13 a.m. Tuesday, according to a news release from the Paducah Police Department.
When officers arrived, they found a broken window and items scattered in front of the store.
As they started their search, officers saw a person run out of the back door of the business. At the time, they were unable to find the person, authorities said.
After looking at the surveillance video with the store manager, officers saw a slim, white male, enter the store. He was wearing black shorts and had a black t-shirt wrapped around his head and face.
Officers also found a shoe print with a unique pattern on the door and in the mud in front of the store.
Officer Logan Barrow said he remembered having talked with a man on Ohio Street who matched this description, several hours before the break-in.
Authorities said Barrow went back to Ohio Street where he found the man, identified as Anthony Webb, wearing a black t-shirt and shorts — Webb’s tennis shoes also had a pattern identical to the one at the scene and the his shoes had small pieces of broken glass on them.
Web was arrested and charged with third-degree burglary and first-degree criminal mischief.
Authorities said Webb admitted to breaking into the store. He was booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.