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Discarded cigarette butt may burn thief who stole snowblower

WHEATFIELD – A discarded cigarette butt may yield clues in the theft of a snowblower from a Ward Road barn early Wednesday.

The homeowner contacted Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies after noticing footprints in the snow leading to his barn and the barn door open. Sometime overnight, the snowblower was pushed to Ward Road, where the cigarette butt was found, deputies said. The discarded cigarette butt will be tested, deputies added.