LOCKPORT – Michael D. Maacks, 26, of Dysinger Road, Lockport, pleaded guilty Thursday to two felonies in connection with the theft of $10,000 worth of property from a Lockport business and the possession of tools and construction equipment from an Amherst job site.
Maacks is to be sentenced April 16 by Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III for fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.
Assistant District Attorney Brian D. Seaman said Maacks and co-defendant Shane R. Pearce, 24, of Walnut Street, Lockport, cut a hole in the fence at Custom Crews on Old Niagara Road in Lockport April 16 and stole various pieces of equipment and scrap and raw metal which was sold at a scrap yard.
On May 14, North Tonawanda police stopped the pair in a rented truck which contained tools and equipment belonging to four contractors working on a construction project in Amherst, Seaman said.
Pearce pleaded guilty Oct. 9 to third-degree criminal possession of stolen property and was assigned to the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment.