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Man accused in Newfane burglary spree is imprisoned

LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man suspected of as many as nine burglaries in Newfane last year was sentenced to five years in state prison Thursday by Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III.

Robert A. Woodruff, 30, of 20th Street, pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree burglary after his indictment last November. All the burglaries occurred after his May 2013 release from prison, where he had been serving a sentence for drug dealing.

In another burglary case Thursday, Thomas N. Sullivan, 25, of Hartland, who pleaded guilty two years ago to a pair of November 2011 break-ins and didn’t complete the judicial diversion program, was ordered by Murphy to spend three more years on probation. Sullivan had admitted breaking into a Town of Lockport home and a Middleport laundry.