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Falls man pleads guilty to two indictments

LOCKPORT – Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas scheduled sentencing Feb. 15 for a Niagara Falls man who pleaded guilty Friday to two separate indictments.

Timothy J. Santiago, 28, of 70th Street, faces up to 14 years in prison for his admissions to third-degree burglary and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Santiago admitted breaking into Denise’s Bar on 19th Street in the Falls Sept. 5, 2011, and to pulling a fake handgun on the clerk at a Coastal gas station across the street from the bar Feb. 7. He was out on bail for the bar burglary at the time of the robbery attempt.

Assistant Public Defender A. Joseph Catalano said Santiago already has paid $800 restitution in the case.