Stolen car found burning in alley
Falls police were called the 1300 block alley north of Ashland Avenue about 11:50 p.m. Sunday night for a report of a car engulfed in flames.
Niagara Falls firefighters arrived on the scene about the same time and extinguished the '99 Chrysler Sebring.
The registered owner arrived a short time later and said he'd been picked up by a friend and left his car parked on Niagara Avenue at 10:30 p.m. Sunday. When he arrived home at 11:45 p.m. he noticed the car was gone and called police at 11:58 p.m. and was informed his car was in the alley.
He said he was only one with keys to the vehicle and he had them with him.
After looking over the car, the owner said an amplifier, speaker box and DVD/CD player were missing from the vehicle.
• 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.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: A resident on the 600 block of 92nd Street reported Sunday that sometime Saturday night someone shot the passenger-side fender on his '08 Jeep Patriot twice with a BB gun, leaving two large dents. The estimated damage is $250.
• INCIDENT: Sheriff's deputies were called to a Riddle Road home about 10:15 p.m. Friday for a report of shots being fired. When deputies arrived, residents reported that they had heard multiple loud, shocking booms from a house on Tonawanda Creek Road. While interviewing the resident, the deputy said he heard a very loud bang, felt a shockwave and saw a large white smoke cloud coming from the Tonawanda Creek Road home. At the home, the deputy found Calvin D. Rutt, 28, who told the deputy he was shooting his rifle at a product called Shockwave. Rutt, 53 S. Century Road, Cheektowaga, was issued a ticket for violating the town's noise ordinance.