LOCKPORT – A 19-year-old man Niagara Falls man, linked to at least 10 house burglaries in Niagara Falls in December and January, pleaded guilty Thursday in Niagara County Court and will be sentenced to 15 years in prison.
County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas will make the sentence official May 30 for Q’Nique McCrimmon of Ontario Avenue, who accepted a pre-indictment plea bargain to three counts of second-degree burglary.
According to Deputy District Attorney Doreen M. Hoffmann, McCrimmon’s usual practice was to kick in the front door of an unoccupied house. The plea deal required him to admit specifically to break-ins Dec. 31 on North Avenue, Jan. 3 on Michigan Avenue and Jan. 28 on Linwood Avenue. He also was ordered to pay $849 in restitution.
Farkas said that after the prison sentence is up, McCrimmon will face five years of post-release supervision.
McCrimmon said in court he was expelled from school in 10th grade because of truancy, and also was kicked out of Niagara Falls’ drug court program for not showing up. He leaves behind the unmarried mother of his small child.