Elmwood Village Thief Pleads Guilty to 4 Counts of Burglary

Modified: November 30, 2012 4:29pm


Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III announced that 39 year old Dale Gabler, of no permanent address, pleaded guilty, as charged, to four counts of Burglary in the Second Degree before State Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang.

Gabler admitted to breaking into several homes in the Elmwood Village and historic Linwood area neighborhoods between September 1, 2012 and October 1, 2012. Gabler committed these burglaries at night, while the residents were home sleeping. Once inside, Gabler stole money, credit cards, computers, and iPods. Gabler also stole car keys, which he then used to steal the victims’ motor vehicles. Gabler used the proceeds of his crimes to fuel his crack cocaine habit. Gabler is also suspected of attempting to break into the home of an Erie County Assistant District Attorney, but his crime was foiled by the ADA’s vigilant watchdog.

Gabler’s crimes were solved by detectives assigned to the Buffalo Police Department “B” District, including Detectives Tim Rooney, Sean Buth, and John Paradowski.

Gabler is a predicate felon who faces a maximum prison sentence of 50 years when sentenced on January 13, 2013 before Justice Wolfgang.