Two arrested, accused of breaking into local vehicles

TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — In a fight against a region-wide issue, police in the Town of Tonawanda say they’ve arrested two who stole from local cars.

Police say over the weekend they arrested two people, one who resisted arrest. An anonymous tip reported suspicious activity of a person rummaging through cars. Police who responded say they found Luis Vazquez, 28, and attempted to arrest him .

Vazquez is accused of not complying with attempts to flag him down by police. Police say he rode his bicycle into one officer who was attempting to get him to comply. Police eventually cornered him and placed him under arrest.

Police say Vazquez had a crack pipe on his person and three cell phones which didn’t belong to him. Police charged him with a host of crimes and say he’ll return to court at a later date.

While on patrol, police say they stopped another person from stealing from cars. They say Jeremy Sweeney, 18, was rummaging through cars as they drove by. Police say he stole medications, money, sunglasses and more.

Anybody who thinks they are missing items is asked to call the investigation bureau at (716) 879-6633.

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