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Southtowns Burglar Pleads Guilty to Multiple Residential Burglaries


01/06/2014

Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III announced that 19 year-old Joseph Harden of 100 Edgewood Avenue, Buffalo, pleaded guilty, as charged, to an indictment charging him with four counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, one count of Attempted Burglary in the Second Degree and two counts of Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree.  These are the highest charges for which Harden could have been convicted had he gone to trial.

The charges arose from a series of daytime residential burglaries committed by Harden and his accomplices in May and June of 2013 in Orchard Park, Boston, Concord, Holland and Marilla. 

The cases were successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Paul E. Bonanno, Chief of DA Sedita’s Felony Trial Bureau.  Harden faces a maximum state prison term of 75 years when he is sentenced on March 6, 2014 before Justice Wolfgang.