LOCKPORT - A burglar who had been on probation for the past year as an experiment did well enough for Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III to extend his probation term to a full five years today.

Matthew B. Biles, 27, of Knotty Pine Drive, Lockport, had pleaded guilty last year to attempted third-degree burglary for entering a garage on Royal Parkway South in the Town of Lockport in the early hours of June 25, 2011. He had stolen some lottery tickets from a car and made off with a miter saw after being confronted by the homeowner.