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An Akron man who drove drunk and fled the scene of an injury accident was sentenced to the maximum of one year in jail Wednesday, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Matthew Jendresky, 40, was sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia. Jendresky had pleaded guilty in May to leaving the scene of an incident without reporting it, a…

Crime

A Buffalo man who was found guilty in connection with a March 15 attack on a 60-year-old chocolate shop employee was given an indeterminate sentence of 20 years to life in prison Tuesday by State Supreme Court Justice John Michalski, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. In November, a jury found 50-year-old John Jaycox guilty of first-degree attempte…

Buffalo

A Buffalo man who pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in an April 30 shooting was sentenced Thursday to 3 1/2 years in prison, followed by five years of post-release supervision, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Tanaja Whittaker, 18, fired his weapon at the victim while the victim was parked in the victim's driveway, according to the District…

Crime

A Florida man who admitted installing credit card skimmers at gas station pumps in Amherst, Lancaster and the Town of Tonawanda was sentenced to six months in jail, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Giraldo Cardenas, 36, of Homestead, Fla., installed the devices between July 14 to 25, prosecutors said. A skimmer is a device that can be affixed …

Crime

A North Tonawanda man who has been in and out of jail during a life of crime admitted Friday that he attempted to burglarize St. Timothy's Church in the Town of Tonawanda, the same church he stole from 11 years earlier. Robert Wasyl, 40, pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted burglary Friday before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi, Erie County District Attorney…