Deputy's gear stolen from truck
A Niagara County Sheriff's deputy reported Thursday that someone broke into his truck while it was parked in a fitness center parking lot on Niagara Falls Boulevard about 4 p.m. and made off with his patrol bag and backpack.
The deputy said he was inside the gym for about an hour and when he left a rear passenger-side window was broken and his two work bags were gone.
Inside the patrol bag was a 20-round magazine filled with ammunition, an LED flashlight, a winter hat, tactical leather winter gloves and multiple sheriff's office documents including appearance tickets, deer tags and mental health evaluations.
The backpack contained two magazines loaded with ammunition and a trauma kit.
Members of the Niagara Falls Police Crime Scene Unit investigated the scene.
• A Lindbergh Avenue man reported to police that someone took all of his personal property while he was in jail. The man said the home had belonged to his recently deceased grandmother and told police of a possible suspect who had also been living at the home. Items missing include a $1,500 motorcycle, $500 in jewelry and $1,500 in model cars.
• THEFT: A Canadian woman reported to Falls police on Thursday that she parked her car in the parking lot of a Main Street hotel about 3 p.m. and when she returned to the car 45 minutes later, found it had been broken into. A $1,000 laptop computer, green card, driver's license and work contract were taken.
• THEFT: A delivery truck driver reported someone broke into his truck about 3:55 p.m. Thursday while it was parked in a restaurant parking lot on the 1700 block of Pine Avenue. The driver said he was traveling down Pine Avenue when someone threw something at his passenger-side front window, cracking it. The driver said he pulled into the restaurant parking lot and went inside to call his employer. When he returned to his truck, he found someone had completely smashed out the passenger-side window and had taken a black duffel bag. The driver said the bag contained nothing of value.
• VANDALISM: A 44-year-old Falls man told police that he was in a store on the 5500 block of Porter Road for about 10 minutes on Tuesday afternoon and when he returned to his car, two tires were slashed. The man said he had the tires replaced at the store for $190 and wanted to document the incident.