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CHEEKTOWAGA MAN CHARGED IN TWO NURSERY BURGLARIES

Town of Tonawanda police arrested a Cheektowaga man Wednesday in connection with two burglaries at a nursery on Sheridan Drive, Assistant Chief Robert J. Rowland said.

Peter J. Costa, 36, of Huth Road was arrested on the grounds of Adams Nursery, 2121 Sheridan Drive, at about 5 a.m. and charged with burglary after admitting to having taken $215 from the nursery's cash register, Rowland said.

During the arrest, Costa also admitted burglarizing the nursery on June 10 and taking a small amount of money at that time, leading to the second burglary count, Rowland said.

Costa told police he is a former employee of the nursery, Rowland said.

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