Tonawanda News

The Town

August 28, 2012

Teens sought in town burglary

Tonawanda News — Police are keeping an eye out for a red car and three teens who may be responsible for another burglary Friday afternoon in the Town of Tonawanda. 

A witness saw two white males and one white female, about 15 or 16 years old, in the driveway of 7 Winkler St. The teens walked into the backyard. The witness described the suspects as caucasian and thin. 

“While officers were pursuing that call, another call came in,” Lt. Nick Bado said. 

That call came from a resident at 63 Nicholas Drive S. who said she noticed two plastic bags missing from her home Friday. She thought it was odd, so continued looking around when she noticed $40 worth of quarters were also missing from a ceramic jar, in addition to two diamond rings, a jewelry case, and what the resident described as “junk jewelry.” 

The estimated worth of the missing items is more than $2,000. 

Officers found a scratch on a first-floor laundry room window at the Nicholas Drive home, and footprints near the room. The report states that numerous other windows were open in the house.

According to the police report, three teens were then seen jumping a fence and running near Delton Plaza, where they ditched the $40 in quarters and a window screen, and took off in a red or maroon car.

“One witness said it was an Oldsmobile, another said it was a Ford,” Bado said. 

The screen was determined to be from the Winkler home. 

The incidents, which occurred about 3 p.m. Friday, come after a series of burglaries in the town, including a handful near Lindbergh School, and two on Elmview Drive between Aug. 12 and Aug. 19. 

“It seems like we have a recent problem with burglaries,” Lt. Nick Bado said. “There isn’t anything definitive linking them at this point, but anything is a possibility. I am sure our detectives are looking into it.”

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