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Depew man pleads guilty in Niagara County burglary

LOCKPORT – James M. Baglio of Depew, who was accused of taking part in three completed burglaries and one attempted burglary last year in Niagara County, pleaded guilty Friday in State Supreme Court to one of the break-ins in order to settle the case.

Baglio, 49, of Miller Street, admitted to second-degree burglary and could go to prison for as long as 15 years when he is sentenced June 28 by Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr.

Earlier in the week, co-defendant John A. Battaglia, 49, of Mead Street, North Tonawanda, pleaded guilty to the same charge for the same incident, an Oct. 8 break-in on Lake Road in Porter. The men also face charges in Erie and Genesee counties, having been accused of a total of 33 burglaries and one robbery in the three counties.

On Oct. 9, police raided the apartment Battaglia shared with Kyle L. Wade, 25, and recovered tens of thousands of dollars worth of goods. Wade pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal possession of stolen property and was assigned to Niagara County Veterans Court for a counseling program.