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Thieves rip wheelchair ramp off Niagara Falls house

A 400-pound aluminum wheelchair ramp was stolen from the front of a Niagara Falls home, according to a city police report.

The theft happened between about 10 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 a.m. Monday on the 2000 block of LaSalle Avenue. Three people were sleeping inside the house during that time but did not report seeing or hearing anything, according to the report.

A neighbor told police she heard noise coming from the area at about 5 a.m. but did not see anything unusual.

Police found nuts and bolts on the ground and a porch was damaged by the ramp removal. The value of the ramp was estimated at $3,500. Damage to the porch was estimated at $350.

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