Venison stolen from home
Niagara County Sheriff's deputies were called to a Beattie Avenue home on Friday for a report of stolen deer meat.
The resident said someone entered his home and took the venison from a freezer sometime between Feb. 14 and Thursday. There was four backstraps, 30 pounds of cube venison steak and 14 pounds of breakfast sausage removed from the freezer.
The resident said he talked to family members who said they hadn't touched the meat.
Emergency alert system sends crews to empty home
Members of the South Lockport Fire Co. forcibly entered a home on Carleton Lake Drive Friday morning after an emergency alert company alerted sheriff's dispatchers to a "Fall Detection Signal" at the home.
Neither the company nor fire company officials could get a response from the 81-year-old resident by phone or at the front door so firefighters forced entry through the front door. They could not find anyone in the home.
A sheriff's deputy noted that an empty car was parked in the driveway at the time.
A phone number for the resident was found and they were called and advised of the situation.
• THEFT: Police are investigating a reported theft at 12:45 a.m. Saturday from a gas station in the 8500 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard. A store employee said an unknown man and a woman exited a taxi, entered the store and proceeded to take $94.72 worth of merchandise from the shelves and exit without paying. The cab company provided police with the name of the driver at the time of the incident but police report nothing further.
• GUN THEFTS: A Nash Road resident on Friday reported that five guns were stolen from his home sometime between October and January. The resident said he noticed the guns gone in January but thought they were misplaced. After not finding the guns, the man called police. Missing are a Davis Arms .380 pistol, a Fratelli Tanfoglio .25 pistol, a Savage model 101 .22LR pistol, a Jimenez Arms .380 pistol and a Nagant 7.62mm pistol. The resident said a company had done work in his basement in October and several workmen had been in the home.