Several items stolen from tourist's van
Falls police were called to Buffalo Avenue in the downtown area Monday night for a report of several items stolen from an out-of-town van.
Police said the victim told them he had gone to a nearby restaurant at 7 p.m. with a group and upon returning at 10 p.m. found several items missing from his van, including a $1,500 Mac Book Pro, $300 headphones, an iPad and a $1,700 camera.
The victim couldn't figure out how entry was made into the van but officers discovered a lock on the rear door had been punched out.
Restaurant staff reported they have 64 cameras attached to their building but none of them were pointing in the area where the theft occurred. The estimated loss is $3,900.
Playhouse stolen from yard
A resident on the 2600 block of Ontario Avenue reported to police Monday morning that sometime Sunday night someone took their child's large playhouse from their front yard.
The resident said the playhouse has been out there for about a year with no problems. The estimated loss is $250.
• CHARGED: Curtis F. Allen, 57, 604 18th St., Apt. 4, was charged with DWI, driving on a suspended driver's license, no inspection and improper right turn about 11:40 p.m. Sunday, according to Falls police. Allen was charged after a traffic stop in the area of Hyde Park Boulevard and Lockport Road.
• CHARGED: Brett P. Stewart, 35, 1742 MacKenna Ave., Apt. 1, was charged with petit larceny about 1:45 Monday, according to Falls police. Staff at home improvement store on Builders Way told police they saw Stewart put two drill bits and two locks in the waistband of his pants and try to leave the store. He was held for police. The total value of the merchandise was $73.
• THEFT: A resident on the 2400 block of Whitney Avenue told police that sometime Sunday night someone entered their unlocked '94 GMC Sierra and took a drill, stereo faceplate. GPS unit, speakers, a hatchet and other items. The vehicle had been parked in the resident's driveway. The estimated loss is $800.
• BURGLARY: A resident on the 2400 block of Niagara Avenue told police that they left home for about an hour Sunday and when they returned someone had broken in and taken a 46-inch TV. The resident found a broken window in their kitchen window and a rock on the floor. Nothing else was taken. A witness later told the victim they saw a man on the porch peering into a window about the time of the theft. The man's identity was provided to police.
• INCIDENT: A 22nd Street woman reported to police that a hubcap was stolen from the backseat of her vehicle sometime between Saturday and Monday. The woman said her car had been towed to a Military Road auto shop on Saturday and when she picked up the car Monday, she noticed the hubcap missing. The woman said she had spoken to staff at the auto shop but had not been able to reach a manager with the towing company. The estimated loss is $75.