Two employees of a Buffalo Avenue shelter were assaulted Monday morning after a man at the facility was told he had to leave. The 36-year-old city man was charged with third-degree assault, criminal mischief and second-degree harassment about 9 a.m. Monday. Staff said the man had punched one employee in the face several times and scratched and bit another worker. The man was banned from the property.
The owner of a gas station reported to Falls police Monday that while the business was closed about 11 p.m. Sunday, a man pulled up to one of the pumps in an SUV, got out of the vehicle, and then punched a screen display on the gas pump seven times until it caved in. The suspect got back into the vehicle and drove off. The incident was captured by security cameras and a license plate was made available to police. The estimated damage to the pump is $3,500 to $4,000.
STOLEN CAR RECOVERED
Falls police said while investigating a ‘22 Kia Sportage found running with a broken window and damaged steering column on the 1400 block of Ferry Avenue Monday morning, they were approached by the vehicle’s owner. They said the vehicle had been stolen the night before.