NIAGARA FALLS – Police responded to a burglary in progress call just before 3 p.m. Monday in the 1900 block of Whitney Avenue and saw a pickup that had been in the alley speeding away from the scene.
Police gave chase in a patrol car and said the driver refused to stop, increasing his speed and ignoring lights and sirens. The suspect then exited the pickup and fled on foot until he was apprehended. Officer Todd Faddoul reported minor injuries, a twisted knee and pulled calf muscle, as a result of the slipping in some mud and jumping a fence in the chase.
Calvin V. Gandy, 30, of LaSalle Avenue was taken into custody without force and charged with second-degree burglary and fifth-degree possession of stolen property after officers found two washing machines, a dryer and a stove in the bed of his truck.
Gandy is also facing charges for fleeing a police officer, driving an unregistered truck with improper license plates, and driving with a suspended license. Police said he also has an outstanding warrant for a violation of a conditional discharge.