LOCKPORT – Troy W. Getz, 27, of Linwood Avenue, Niagara Falls, pleaded guilty Friday in Niagara County Court to breaking into a North Tonawanda apartment and stealing a coin collection and some small denomination paper money.
Getz admitted to third-degree burglary and was admitted by Judge Matthew J. Murphy III to the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment. Getz risks a seven-year prison term if he washes out of drug treatment, but if he succeeds, the charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor with a nonjail sentence. The plea deal also wrapped up a second North Tonawanda burglary count against Getz.
The break-in at an apartment on Ruie Road occurred Nov. 18. A co-defendant, Angela L. Fox, 27, of Linwood Avenue, allegedly facilitated the burglary by telling Getz when the victim would be away at work, Assistant District Attorney John P. Granchelli said.
Fox is being screened for participation in Niagara County Veterans Court.