LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man was arraigned in Niagara County Court Friday on charges of burglarizing a vacant house in that city Nov. 28.
Malique L. Rogers, 37, of Cudaback Avenue, pleaded not guilty to third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief, attempted petit larceny and possession of burglary tools. His brother, Emanuel L. Rogers, 31, of Maple Street, Buffalo, pleaded not guilty to the same charges Wednesday.
Assistant District Attorney Joseph A. Scalzo said a nearby resident called police after seeing two men stacking pipes, a sink, a car jack and other metal objects in the alley behind a Fourth Street house, owned by the city because of a tax foreclosure. Scalzo said Emanuel Rogers was inside when police arrived, and tried to jump out an upstairs window, but was pulled back in by an officer.