Crime at Marine Drive prompts placement of a mysterious camera

Buffalo Police want to know who placed a camera to a street light overlooking the parking lot of Marine Drive Apartments. After a number of car windows were broken into in recent weeks, and following incidents of tire slashing in recent years, someone took it upon themselves to conduct surveillance of the public space.

The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority has promised cameras five years ago. Residents have complained of vandalism since the increased usage of Canalside for events.

“I’m happy someone took action into their own hands,” says former commissioner Joe Mascia. “I have no idea who placed it there but I would congratulate them. I’m glad someone took the initiative.”

The authority pays the City of Buffalo more than $600,000 per year for police services in order to disbanded its in house security service.

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