LOCKPORT – Joseph J. Nicholson, 19, of Prospect Street, Lockport, pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary in Niagara County Court this week and was assigned to the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment by County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas.

Nicholson entered a South Street apartment Sept. 19 and stole a laptop computer. He also was ordered to pay $700 in restitution.

Co-defendant Jeremy Russell, 20, of Main Street, Lockport, pleaded guilty Nov. 29 to reduced charges of second-degree criminal trespass and petit larceny, and is to be sentenced Feb. 6. He also must repay the owner $700.