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Prowler sentenced to 1½ to three years in prison

LOCKPORT – A North Tonawanda man who violated a restraining order by hiding in the bushes outside a woman’s home was sentenced Friday to 1½ to three years in state prison.

“I have to tell you man-to-man, I don’t know why you put yourself in these positions,” State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. told David L. Serrano, 43, of Main Street, who has been arrested more than 30 times. “Alcohol is weighing you down. … You’re giving yourself a life sentence in installments.”

A jury convicted Serrano of first-degree criminal contempt Sept. 16. The crime occurred in North Tonawanda on Aug. 29, 2014.

In another domestic case Friday, Christopher G. Hanlon, 27, of Niagara Avenue, Niagara Falls, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with aggravated criminal contempt, third-degree assault and second-degree harassment. The incident with a Niagara Falls woman allegedly occurred Oct. 25.