LITTLE VALLEY -- A 78- year-old former Hamburg resident has been returned to state prison for at least two years after his latest burglary conviction.
Gary Heinaman was convicted as a repeat felon on third-degree burglary and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property for a Town of Ellicottville break-in Nov. 29, 2015, District Attorney Lori Pettit Rieman said.
Cattaraugus County Judge Ronald D. Ploetz sentenced him Tuesday to a two-to-four-year term on his latest conviction.
Heinaman has been convicted of several burglaries over the years in both New York State and Pennsylvania, according to state prison records. His thefts have included stealing gold and silver plates from Jewish and Christian churches, and also breaking into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Heinaman was most recently behind bars from Jan. 8 through Nov. 30, 2016 on a parole violation charge, according to state prison records.