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LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man who pleaded guilty to two burglaries was sentenced Friday to two years in Niagara County Jail for violating the terms of his probation.

Joseph A. Bishara, 24, of John Street, had pleaded guilty before County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas to attempted second-degree burglary and attempted third-degree burglary.

He stole copper pipes from a home under renovation on Ontario Avenue in the Falls July 31, 2011, and also broke into a home on Joann Circle in the Town of Niagara Aug. 30, 2010. DNA left on a cigarette butt at the scene tied Bishara to the latter crime.

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