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Lancaster man pleads guilty to looting Lockport house

LOCKPORT – Andres R. Moore pleaded guilty in State Supreme Court Tuesday to stealing $17,140 worth of copper pipes and other property from an abandoned house on Prospect Street in the City of Lockport from Nov. 6 to 27.

Moore, 31, of Brandel Avenue, Lancaster, entered a plea to third-degree grand larceny and was admitted to the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment by Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. Moore risks up to seven years in prison if he washes out of drug treatment, but if he succeeds, the charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor with a nonjail sentence.

There was no mention of restitution, but Kloch said a hearing could be held on a later date.

In a separate case, Moore pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal contempt for violating an order of protection a Town of Lockport woman had against him on Jan. 2. Kloch scheduled sentencing for June 8 but said he probably will give Moore probation. Moore remains in jail until his first appearance in Lockport Drug Court next Tuesday.