NIAGARA FALLS – A city man was arrested after being spotted pushing 200 pounds of “industrial-sized metal pieces” in a shopping cart Saturday morning, police said.
William Dussett, 31, of Ninth Street is charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Dussett, police said, was heading to a metal-recycling facility when stopped on Hyde Park Boulevard near Michal Court just before 10 a.m.
Police said he told them he picked up the scrap metal in various alleyways. But while he was being questioned, police said, a vehicle pulled up and the driver told officers the metal was stolen from MGM Electrical on Fairfield Avenue. In all, about 21 pieces of piping, foundation metal and pistons were recovered, with a value of $1,500.