Niagara Falls police are investigating the night-time burning of some political signs supporting City Councilman Samuel F. Fruscione over the weekend.

Fruscione said that signs at about 10 homes throughout the city were set on fire Saturday night into Sunday morning.

“They’re my signs,” he said Sunday afternoon. “A friend told me this morning that a police officer knocked on their door and said someone had lit a sign on fire.”

Police Chief Bryan Dalporto said police are taking the matter seriously and noted that police had just two actual reports from the LaSalle area that they were looking into as of Sunday afternoon. There were unconfirmed reports of “a bunch more,” he said. Police received calls in the middle of the night going into Sunday about the sign fires.

“We’re trying to take any measure possible,” Dalporto said. “We’re investigating it like we would any other crime and going through reports to see how many there were ... We’re taking it very seriously because of the implications of this. It could have caused a house or tree to be set on fire during the night. It could have been a lot worse.”


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