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THREE PLEAD GUILT IN BREAK-IN AT ROYALTON HOME

Three 19-year-olds from Clarence pleaded guilty in Niagara County Court on Friday in connection with an Aug. 25 break-in at a Royalton home.

Pleading guilty to attempted third-degree burglary were William Schutt of Pinyon Court; Kyle Carrigan of Goodrich Road; and Justin Hemmer of Cummings Drive.

Assistant District Attorney Mary Jo Lattimore-Young said the trio claimed they were invited to the house by a girl, but when they arrived, no one was home, so they broke in. They admitted stealing beer and a stereo speaker. The homeowner claimed a bag of golf clubs was also taken, Lattimore-Young said.

County Judge Peter L. Broderick Sr. will sentence the three on March 17.

In other action before Broderick:

James A. Maye, 36, of Packard Court, Niagara Falls, pleaded guilty to attempted third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. He will be sentenced March 8.

Maye was indicted on 10 counts each of third-degree criminal sale and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was accused of selling cocaine to undercover police in Niagara Falls on Feb. 6, Feb. 12, Feb. 18, March 16, April 2, April 16, April 30, June 28, Aug. 20, and Sept. 11.

Kim L. Arellano, 40, of Stenzil Street, North Tonawanda, pleaded not guilty at her arraignment on a 17-count indictment.

Arellano was accused of five counts each of second-degree burglary and second-degree forgery, two counts each of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and petit larceny, and one count of fourth-degree grand larceny.

She is accused of five break-ins in North Tonawanda between June 16 and Nov. 3. In one of the burglaries, five blank checks allegedly were stolen, forged, and later cashed for a total of $1,400. Jewelry and other personal property were taken in the other break-ins.

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