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Stolen property found and man arrested

NIAGARA FALLS – Police responding to a harassment call found plastic totes full of electronics that had been reported stolen earlier Wednesday from a neighboring apartment in the 700 block of Eighth Street.

Steven H. Heylek, 31, of Eighth Street, was charged second-degree burglary, fifth-degree possession of stolen property, criminal mischief and petit larceny at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday in his apartment.

A woman said someone forcibly entered her son’s Eighth Street apartment while he was in jail, sometime between Monday and Wednesday and rummaged through the apartment taking stereo equipment, a DVD player, an MP3 player, jewelry and clothing. Loss was estimated at over $1,200.

Police found Heylek with bins full of electronics which he said his friend gave to him to sell.