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>Forced home entry called apparent retaliation

TOWN OF LOCKPORT -- Two men forced their way into a Glendale Drive home Saturday morning, causing hundreds of dollars damage in apparent retaliation for an earlier incident, police said.

The two kicked in a door and burst into the apartment just after 3 a.m., overturning furniture and smashing a large-screen television. Deputies said that a computer also was destroyed as the intruders searched in vain for some unnamed men.

The occupants of the home were not harmed in the incident, which police termed as a carry-over from an earlier fight in a Lockport nightclub.


>Falls police probe burglary at home

NIAGARA FALLS -- Police consider a couple of neighborhood residents as suspects in connection with a Saturday evening burglary on Monroe Avenue.

The homeowner told police that while she was out from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m., someone forced open a bedroom window and entered her home. Items taken included several pieces of jewelry, two DVD players, a cell phone, a video camera and a television set.

The value of the stolen items exceeded $6,000, police said. A neighbor reported witnessing a man who may have acted as a lookout for the burglary. Police are continuing an investigation.


>Charge in theft case might be upgraded

TOWN OF LOCKPORT -- A misdemeanor weapons charge may be upgraded to a felony as as investigation continues into the Saturday morning actions of a Dysinger Road man, Niagara County sheriff's deputies said.

Dashun J. Barnes, 27, was arrested shortly after 3 a.m. after a Lockport man complained that Barnes had items that belonged to him. Deputies said that Barnes was in possession of a bag containing hundreds of dollars worth of apparently stolen merchandise, as well as a switchblade knife.

The fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon charge currently lodged against Barnes may be upgraded as the investigation continues, deputies said. Additional charges also are possible.


>Three jump from car, rob man in the Falls

NIAGARA FALLS -- Three men jumped out of a passing car and robbed a man as he walked at the corner of 13th Street and Pierce Avenue on Sunday morning, police said.

The 43-year-old victim told police he was jumped and beaten and robbed of $23 in cash and various personal effects.


>Maintenance man possible theft suspect

NIAGARA FALLS -- A maintenance man is considered a possible suspect in the Saturday afternoon theft of $400 worth of belongings from a Willow Avenue home.

Police said there was no sign of forced entry to the residence, which was entered sometime prior to 2:45 p.m. A stereo system, vacuum cleaner and end table were removed.

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