Eight Year Sentence for West Side Burglar

Modified: October 1, 2013 2:49pm

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Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III announced that 41 year old Reymundo Nieves-Rojas of 537 W. Utica, Buffalo, was sentenced to eight years in prison by Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns after pleading guilty to committing a string of burglaries in Buffalo’s West Side. 

Nieves-Rojas pleaded guilty to one count of Burglary in the Second Degree, two counts of Attempted Burglary in the Second Degree and one count of Burglary in the Third Degree.

The charges stem from the discovery by Buffalo Police Officers of Nieves-Rojas inside a home on W. Utica St. undergoing extensive renovation. Using DNA evidence, fingerprint analysis and old-fashioned police work, Nieves-Rojas was charged with and pleaded guilty to the additional break-ins.

DA Sedita lauded the efforts of Buffalo Police Detectives Sean Buth and John Paradowski who connected Nieves-Rojas to the unsolved burglaries.

Assistant District Attorney James R. Gardner successfully prosecuted the case.