Two charged after deputy discovers stolen ATV
Two Falls men face charges related to a stolen ATV discovered Saturday night.
A Niagara County Sheriff's deputy reported he was on the 3700 block of Lockport Road about 8 p.m. Saturday and saw a man spinning an ATV through a patch of gravel. When the ATV driver saw the deputy, he tried to flee but stalled out the ATV in the middle of Lockport Road. Terrence L. Davis was detained by police.
A check of the ATV's vehicle identification number showed it was reported stolen from an Oakfield address on June 29. A short time later, David J. Hendrickson Jr. arrived at Lockport Road and told the deputy it was his ATV. He was eventually charged.
Hendrickson, 19, 736 17th St., faces a charge of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.
Davis, 19, 728 Townsend Place, was issued for traffic tickets related to his use of the ATV.
• THEFT: Officers are looking into a theft from the 400 block of 12th Street. A 65-year-old woman told police that sometime between 10 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday, someone took a lawnmower, a weed whacker and a gas can from her back yard.
• VANDALISM: A resident in the 200 block of Maple Street reported the front and rear passenger-side tires on his parked vehicle were slashed sometime overnight Sunday-Monday. The Goodyear tires on the 2007 gray Jeep Commander are valued at $250, according to the sheriff's office.
• BURGLARY: A resident in the 200 block of Maple Street reported on Monday that his home was burglarized some time between Aug. 14 and Aug. 16 while he was away. According to the sheriff's incident report, the front door of the residence was forced open and the inside residential door appears to have been pried open. Missing items included four pounds of ground beef and two 12-packs of Pepsi, the homeowner said. A neighborhood resident provided the sheriff's office with leads regarding the possible identity of culprits, according to the report; the case was to be referred to the Criminal Investigation Bureau. Property damage tied to the break-in is estimated at $140.