A report of teens trying to break into a car early Sunday led Niagara Falls Police to arrest three boys – one a juvenile – after they were found to be in possession of cocaine, marijuana and a pair of BB pistols.
Officers were called to an alley in the 2700 block of Michigan Avenue shortly after 1 a.m. and found a parked car jutting sharply into the alleyway. Three teens inside denied having any identification, and the smell of burnt marijuana permeated the air.
After spotting a marijuana cigar on the side view mirror of the vehicle, police began to remove one of the occupants and noticed a baggie of pot in open view. They also noticed what appeared to be the handle of a handgun sticking out of a pouch on the driver's side door. The gun was identified as a BB gun, and officers then recovered another BB pistol from beneath the front passenger seat.
Also found beneath the seat were a rolled-up dollar bill, a book with white powder on it, a pipe and a digital scale. The juvenile claimed ownership of one of the guns, police said, but nobody took credit for the drugs.
The juvenile was turned over to his mother, who lived at the scene, and will be petitioned to Family Court. Arrested were Vilmos Szabos, 18, of Monroe Avenue, and James K. Horne, 18, of 16th Street. Charges against the three include fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a weapon by a person under age 16.