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LOCKPORT – A North Tonawanda man, who could be sent to state prison for as long as seven years for one burglary, was arraigned in State Supreme Court Tuesday on a fresh indictment charging him with another burglary.

Robert B. Patrick, 30, of Vandervoort Street, pleaded not guilty to third-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal mischief and petit larceny in connection with an alleged Oct. 23 break-in on Ninth Avenue in North Tonawanda. Also indicted on the same charges but not yet arraigned was James Bender, 42, of Robert Drive, North Tonawanda.

On Nov. 13, Patrick was expelled from the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment because of the burglary arrest. He had been placed in diversion in June after pleading guilty to third-degree burglary for a Feb. 21 break-in at a garage on Maple Terrace in North Tonawanda, where a snowblower and other tools were stolen. Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. is to sentence him in that case Jan. 8.

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