• CHARGED: An employee at a store on Builders Way was charged Friday with third-degree grand larceny after it was determined he had allowed three unknown male customers to leave the store with unpaid merchandise 11 times since Oct. 21. The total loss to the store was about $8,000. A police report said the 22-year-old Falls man admitted to the theft in writing and each incident is recorded on security video. Detectives were taking over the investigation.
• BURGLARY: Employees at a business on the 2500 block of Hyde Park Boulevard reported Friday that sometime between 5 p.m. Nov. 13 and 9 a.m. Nov. 14 someone broke in by shattering a glass door and stole several items. Items taken include a $2,200 gaming computer tower, four $500 computer towers, a massage gun and $3,200 cash.
• ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: Falls police responded to a store on the 800 block of Portage Road Saturday morning where employees reported a cracked glass door and a brick lying nearby. Security footage showed a male run up to the store about 12:30 a.m. Saturday and throw a brick into the door. After the door held up to several unsuccessful throws, the male then ran off. The estimated damage to the door was $300.
• ROBBERY: A resident of Niagara Towers on Cedar Avenue reported to police Saturday that about 6:30 p.m. Thursday he was robbed of $400. The victim said a man entered his unlocked room and placed a T-shirt over the victim’s head. The victim said due to his physical disabilities he was unable to remove the shirt and see the suspect, who reached into the victim’s pocket and took the $400. Police were checking surveillance footage in the hallway.
• VEHICLE BREAK-INS: Falls police responded to several reports of vehicle break-ins primarily in the downtown area early Sunday. Incidents include:
• About 5 a.m. Sunday in the 500 block of Rainbow Boulevard where the middle rear window of a 2020 Ford F-150 was shattered. No entry was made into the vehicle.
• Between 5 and 6:30 a.m. Sunday on the 100 block of Buffalo Avenue where the front passenger window of a Honda HRV was smashed and a $300 Coach purse was taken.
• Between 7 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday on the 300 block of Rainbow Boulevard where a driver’s-side window of a ‘23 Nissan Rogue was smashed and some medication was taken.
• Between 1 and 9 a.m, Sunday 2000 block of Pine Avenue where a 2003 Chevy Suburban’s window was smashed and three suits and $200 cash was taken.