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Depew woman killed in two-car crash

A Depew woman was fatally injured in a two-car crash at about 9:30 a.m. Friday on Como Park Boulevard between Park and Freemont avenues in Cheektowaga.

Janet Pierpaoli, 63, of Irondale Drive, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cheektowaga police said Tylor Miesowicz, 20, of Cheektowaga, was eastbound on Como Park and Pierpaoli, who was northbound, had just come off Croyden Drive when their vehicles collided. No charges have been filed, but the crash remains under investigation.

Cheektowaga police are asking anyone who witnessed the accident to call 686-3580.


Hamburg man arrested in child pornography

Jeremy Marsillo, 29, of Hamburg, was arrested Friday for receiving child pornography over the Internet.

Federal prosecutors said the Hamburg Police Department several months ago obtained a SIM card belonging to the defendant that showed images of child pornography, including graphic images involving toddlers.

During a police interview, Marsillo admitted that he received the images over the Internet.

Marsillo faces a prison term of five to 20 years and a $250,000 fine if convicted.

The case is part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006, U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. said.


Guilty plea entered in tax evasion case

A Lancaster financial adviser pleaded guilty Friday to attempting to evade payment of more than $250,000 in federal taxes on business and real estate interests.

Eric J. Justin, 49, of Quail Run Lane, faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both when he is sentenced Sept. 20.

Federal prosecutors said Justin used several schemes to evade the payment of an individual federal tax liability, including interest, penalties and fees, totaling $258,403.70.

Between April 15, 2002, and Oct. 13, 2010, Justin redirected income to his wife to hide his business interests, real estate and personal car.

He also failed to disclose to the Internal Revenue Service or his accountant the receipt of more than $98,000 in life insurance proceeds and falsely claimed that his real property was encumbered in order to deflate his assets.


Charges filed in break-ins and threat to woman

An Ontario Street man was charged with burglary and other counts for allegedly breaking into two Riverside area homes late Tuesday and physically threatening a woman with whom he had a long-standing dispute.

Donald J. Jackson Jr., 50, was arrested by Buffalo Police Officers Robert Yeates and Michael March on Ontario Street at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, about 45 minutes after he allegedly confronted the woman in front of her three young children and her young niece and nephew in a Riverside Avenue home.

Jackson, a native of Rochester, also was charged with smashing three windows in a Dunston Avenue house while looking for the woman about two hours before he found her.

Police charged Jackson with second-degree burglary, criminal mischief, harassment, endangering the welfare of a child and two criminal contempt counts. He is accused of violating a five-year order of protection City Judge Kevin J. Keane gave the victim in May 2010.


Rollover crash leads to DWI charge in Boston

A Boston man was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after a rollover crash early Friday morning on Herman Hill Road in Boston.

Jonathan Zeis, 23, was charged when a breath test showed a blood-alcohol content of 0.22 percent, nearly three times the legal limit.

Erie County Sheriff's Deputy Timothy Colling was called to a one-car accident at about 1:45 a.m. Friday.

Zeis was released on appearance tickets.


Buffalo man gets 2 years in jail for selling cocaine

LOCKPORT -- A Buffalo man was sentenced this week to two years in prison and two years of post-release supervision for selling cocaine in the City of Lockport.

Theodore M. Robinson, 25, of Statler Street, had pleaded guilty before Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas to fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

He originally was accused of drug deals with undercover police in Lockport on Oct. 13, 2010, and two days later in Lewiston, but pleaded guilty only to the Lockport charge.


Man accused of breaking into woman's home

Diante A. Gates, 20, is being held on second-degree burglary charges, accused of breaking into a woman's Tower Street home and waiting for her in her bedroom.

Gates was formally charged after his arrest at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the home on the first block of Tower. The woman called police after seeing him looking out of her upstairs bedroom window. She later identified him.