Evans Police investigate suspicious fires, break-ins on Thanksgiving

DERBY, N.Y. (WKBW) - Residents in Derby woke up to several suspicious incidents in their neighborhood on Thanksgiving, including fires and vehicle break-ins.

According to the Town of Evans Police Department, the incidents happened in the Highland area between Prescott Drive and Schuyler Drive, on the lake side of Route 5.

Evans Police say they first received a call for a vehicle fire on Wayne Drive around 5:30am.

Police were then called to a reported brush fire on Lake Shore Road near Prescott.

Around 7:30am, police responded to a structure fire on Wellington Drive, occupied by two people. The residents got out of the home safely.

The fire was contained to an attached garage, but sustained significant damage.

Police also say numerous vehicles in the area were reported to have been entered.

According to police, Brant, Evans Center, Lake Erie Beach, Lakeview and Eden Volunteer Fire Companies responded to assist Highland and North Evans Fire Companies, who were instrumental in keeping the fires from spreading.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Fire Investigation Unit was called to assist in figuring out the cause of the fire.

Police say all of the fires are suspicious and all of the incidents are under investigation.

Evans Police are asking for anyone with information on the incidents to contact the department at 549-3600, the department’s tip line or social media.

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