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Thefts of radio, bike at trailer park probed

TOWN OF LOCKPORT -- Niagara County sheriff's deputies are investigating a pair of thefts in Woodlands Manufactured Home Community, including a $1,000 UHF-band radio owned by a volunteer firefighter.

The radio was stolen Sunday morning from an unlocked vehicle parked near a Birchwood Drive home. Also taken was a key fob valued at $15. The radio was later turned in at the State Police barracks here and given back to its owner.

Monday morning, a 21-speed mountain bike was reported stolen from outside a Lockwood Drive residence in the park. The bike was valued at $80.

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Vandals damage 2 parked cars in Falls

NIAGARA FALLS -- Police said that two cars were damaged Monday morning in unrelated incidents.

A 2006 Nissan owned by a 15th Street woman was damaged around 1 a.m. while parked outside her home. A woman had been seen in the area before the discovery of three slashed tires on the car. Damage was estimated at $600. Police said the owner of the car has had ongoing problems with the woman.

A Lewiston woman reported that, while she was visiting a friend, her 2005 Honda was vandalized just before 3 a.m. while parked in the 100 block of A Street. The owner told police that she and the friend heard glass breaking and found the rear windshield and two rear taillights had been smashed.

Damage was estimated at $1,450. Witnesses reported seeing a car speed off.

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Woman alleging larceny charged as disorderly

NIAGARA FALLS -- A woman was arrested Monday morning after police said she caused a disturbance when they refused to file a report on her larceny complaint.

Miranda K. Wass, 29, of LaSalle Avenue, was charged with disorderly conduct at 11:30 a.m. after police said she repeatedly shouted profanities outside her home. She had called police to report the theft of some prescription medications and cash, allegedly by someone she knew.

Wass was taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for evaluation after police said she repeatedly banged her head against the window of a patrol car while the incident was being investigated.

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4 sought for questioning in theft of 6 guns

NIAGARA FALLS -- Six guns were stolen from a Colvin Boulevard home over the weekend after the owner's stepdaughter allowed several men to visit the residence, police said.

The teenage girl not only allowed the men into the home while her parents were away for the weekend, but also permitted them to stay there while she left on several occasions, police reported.

Three shotguns and three rifles were taken from a cabinet in the basement, and a quantity of ammunition was stolen from a bedroom area. The missing items were valued at $4,150. Police said they were seeking four suspects -- two from Niagara Falls and two believed to be from Buffalo.

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