A man accused of stealing items from two area churches in March 2012 was sentenced Tuesday in Chautauqua County Court to serve two to four years in prison.
John A. Bish, 47, was charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, one count of fourth-degree grand larceny and one count of petit larceny for his involvement in the burglaries at the Greek Orthodox Church on Francis Street and the Bethel Lutheran Church on West Third Street in Jamestown on March 4, 2012. He was convicted of two counts of third-degree burglary.
Bish entered the Bethel Lutheran Church during Sunday morning services and took a laptop computer and a digital camera. He was also believed to have taken a wallet from a parishioner's purse at the Greek Orthodox Church later that day.
Investigators were able to identify Bish after receiving multiple calls and tips from citizens and other law enforcement officials from Erie County who had recognized Bish from surveillance footage in the media.
Other pleas and sentences from Chautauqua County Court include:
Victor O. Sanchez, 27, of 75 E. Fifth St., Fredonia, was sentenced to three years in state prison with two years post-release supervision for fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.
Vincent D. Carper, 34, of 699 N. Thumerland Ave., Buffalo, was sentenced to 2 years in state prison with three years post-release supervision for third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Andrew Santiago, 30, of 3711 E. Lake Road, Lot 3, Dunkirk, was sentenced to two to four years in state prison for third-degree criminal possession of stolen property.
Dominic Mooney, 19, of 12576 Allegany Road, Silver Creek, was sentenced to six months in jail and 10 years probation for two counts of second-degree rape.
Casey M. Bennett, 21, of 136 Lincoln Ave., Dunkirk, was sentenced to one year in jail for fourth-degree grand larceny.
Erica R. Buchanan, 22, of 513 Leopard St., Dunkirk, was sentenced to 30 days in jail, three months weekend work release and five years probation for third-degree robbery.
Jonathan M. Akers, 21, of 2841 Scott Hill Road, Kennedy, was sentenced to five years probation for third-degree burglary.
Brian Hagerman, 32, of 14 N. Gazelle St., Dunkirk, was sentenced to five years probation for fourth-degree grand larceny.
Zachary A. Potter, 23, of Unit 112 Headquarters, Hawaii, was sentenced to five years probation and restitution for first-degree reckless endangerment.
Adam Robinson, 24, of 45 Washington St., Westfield, was sentenced to nine months in jail for sexual misconduct.
Robert B. Lindbeck, 43, of 878 N. Main St., Jamestown, was sentenced to three years probation for two counts of second-degree criminal contempt.
Wayne A. Snyder, 22, of 9 English St., Jamestown, was sentenced to six months in jail and a three-year conditional discharge for second-degree attempted forgery.