Tonawanda Police stop burglary in progress

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Town of Tonawanda Police thwarted a burglary in progress Wednesday night after receiving reports from a neighbor who said that she observed suspicious people outside with flashlights.

Officers who arrived on scene found broken glass, a door that was forced open, and the glow of flashlights in the second floor of the home.

Inside, the officers located two 18-year-old men hiding in a closet.

Both suspects were arrested for burglary, possession of burglary tools, larceny, criminal mischief, and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

The suspects were arraigned in Tonawanda Town Court. They are scheduled to return to court Aug. 15 for a felony hearing. 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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