Cheektowaga Police report surge in car break-ins

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Cheektowaga Police say there has been a surge in the number of vehicle break-ins, in streets and driveways across the town.

Police say they have made several arrests, and that the activity is happening in all areas of Cheektowaga. Police say the number of reported vehicle break ins has doubled this year, compared to last year.

Police have stepped up patrols in marked and unmarked vehicles. They are also using bicycle patrols throughout residential areas.

Most of the incidents occurred in the early-morning hours of the night. In most cases the vehicles had been left unlocked.

Police are reminding residents to lock their car doors. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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