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Hamburg burglar could be paroled in 90 days

A Hamburg man convicted of 10 burglaries and six other felonies in the last 2½ years was sentenced Monday to two to four years in prison for the latest three break-ins but will be paroled in 90 days if he successfully completes a drug treatment program.

State Supreme Court Justice John L. Michalski imposed the sentence on Justin Middagh, 30, of Seaford Terrace, who pleaded guilty Jan. 30 to three counts of third-degree burglary for break-ins last summer.

He had faced a maximum prison sentence of 21 years.

Middagh admitted throwing a brick through a glass door at Maxi’s Pizza at 4097 Lake Shore Road on July 4 and stealing surveillance equipment.

He also admitted throwing a rock through a front window at Brooks Pharmacy at 4481 Lake Shore Road that same night with the intention of stealing drugs, but he fled when an alarm sounded.

On Aug. 7 he succeeded in stealing drugs from Brooks Pharmacy after throwing another object through the front window.

At the time of the break-ins, Middagh had been on parole for four months after serving six months in a shock incarceration program following his July 2012, conviction on four counts of third-degree burglary involving break-ins at Brooks Pharmacy and three other Lake Shore Road businesses.

Middagh had been sentenced to two to seven years in prison for those burglaries but got out early after completing the shock incarceration program.