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Written by Alex Feig on December 27, 2018
A Batavia man could federal charges for taking a protected minor across state lines.
County lawmen are working with the FBI to determine whether 22 year old Jose Guillermo Torres-Acevedo of Batavia should face federal charges for an alleged case of child abduction last month that ended in another state.
Torres-Acevedo is accused of taking a 14 year old girl from her home in Bergen on the morning of November 29th leading to a manhunt and an Amber Alert.
The girl reportedly went willingly with Torres-Acevedo after he had already been barred from contact with her from a court order of protection.
He allegedly took the girl over state lines in a stolen vehicle before being caught later that night at a Walmart in Mansfield Pennsylvania.
Torres was initially charged with endangering the welfare of a child for having alleged contact with the underage girl and was most recently charged with Grand Larceny and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle for stealing a Dodge Journey from an address on College View Drive in Batavia.
Genesee County Sheriff William Sheron said he is working with the FBI to determine whether he should face federal charged for taking a minor across state lines.
Torres-Acevedo remains jailed without bail.
Information provided by our news partner The Batavian.
State Police grab a Christmas Eve Grinch accused of stealing business sign in Batavia.
It was the Night before Christmas and police were called for a larceny complaint to Ye Olde Willow Bend Inn in Batavia.
Troopers were told that a green pick-up truck pulled up next to the business, the front passenger jumped out and stole the business sign.
Police took 42 year old Daniel King of Pembroke into custody for the incident after tracing the registration and suspect description provided by the eye witness.
King was hit with a count of petit larceny and was given an appearance ticket for January in Batavia Town Court.
Drug arrest on Christmas Morning in Oakfield.
20 year old Dakota White of Batavia was taken into custody by State Police on counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.
White was apprehended at a South Main Street address in Oakfield in the early morning hours of Christmas Day and was allegedly found in possession of pot and another drug.
He was issued an appearance ticket for Oakfield Town Court.
Minimum wage workers will soon be seeing their paychecks rise.
Effective December 31st, the minimum wage upstate will rise to eleven dollars and ten cents an hour.
Governor Cuomo is also launching a wage theft hotline for workers to call if they feel their employer is not complying.
Many restaurants and business owners say they’re against the increase because it hurts their bottom line.
Christmas may be over, but the holiday season crackdown on drunk drivers continues.
Governor Cuomo said yesterday that there will still be increased State Police patrols on New York roads through New Year’s Day.
Drivers can expect to see more troopers and sobriety checkpoints during their travels.
Last year’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign led to 40,000 tickets being issued.