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Burglary in progress call leads to arrest

NIAGARA FALLS – A security camera and a witness who contacted police led to the capture of a man suspected of burglarizing a house Wednesday morning in the 400 block of Ferry Avenue.

Jeffrey D. Stewart, 46, of Fifth Street, was charged with second-degree burglary and petit larceny.

A witness called police when he saw a man climbing in and out of a window just before 7:30 a.m. When police arrived they did not find the suspect, but did find a flat screen television laying on a bed and a garbage bag located next to an east side window.

The witness shared security film with police that showed the man dropping the bag outside the window.

The victim told police a laptop was missing and identified the suspect as a man she knew and police were able to locate him and put him in custody.