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NIAGARA FALLS – A landlord in the 1600 block of Michigan Avenue told police Monday that he broke into his house after the tenants changed the locks and he found that they had moved out and trashed the place. He said the suspects had been his tenants for about four years and owed him rent money.

Neighbors said the two left in mid-October.

Inside the house the landlord said he found a mess and in the basement. He said somebody had taken the furnace and duct work for an unoccupied upstairs apartment and the lower apartment, as well as both hot water tanks, plumbing and copper pipe, two mailboxes and all the garbage cans. Total loss was $3,772.