Town of Tonawanda burglary suspect caught in the act

TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Town of Tonawanda Police officers stopped a burglary in progress Friday afternoon.

Police say they responded to a home on Wendel Avenue after receiving reports of a suspicious person walking up and down the driveway. When officers arrived, they found a bedroom window open and located the suspect inside the bedroom. The suspect fled the scene before being caught by an officer and taken into custody. The suspect, identified as 26-year-old Jeffrey C. Fleischer, was found with a broken string of pearls he had just stolen from the home.

Fleischer is charged with burglary, petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and resisting arrest. 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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