Man charged with stealing decorative pavers from construction site

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — City of Tonawanda police arrested a man they say tried to steal more than 100 decorative pavers from a construction site.

After receiving a call about suspicious activity Thursday night, police went to the city’s intermodal hub site off of Young St.

Police say North Tonawanda resident Howard Brubaker, 50, entered the fenced construction site and loaded up 129 decorative pavers in his van before trying to leave.

Officers say he told them “the boss told me to pick them up,” which they say he later admitted was not true.

Brubaker was charged with Larceny and Third-Degree Criminal Trespassing, and was held in custody for a court appearance. 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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