Morning News Briefing

Written by on April 11, 2019

Batavia man faces a new federal charge for taking a minor across state lines.
A Batavia man accused of abducting a teenager last year is now facing a federal charge.
Prosecutors have charged 23 year old Guillermo Torres-Acevedo with transporting a minor across state lines for sexual activity.
The disappearance of the 14 year old victim from her Bergen home last November triggered an AMBER Alert for the missing girl.
The pair were found the next morning in the parking lot of a retail store in Pennsylvania.
According to prosecutors only three days prior to the alleged abduction Torres-Acevedo was arrested and charged by State Police with Rape and Criminal Sex Act both in the second degree and an Order of Protection was also put in place barring him contact from the girl.
If convicted on the new federal charge Torres-Acevedo could be looking at a minimum of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $250,000 fine.

LeRoy Police crack a two year old Burglary case with a mix of classic and current investigation techniques.
Police have arrested and charged 25 year old Patrick Gonzales of LeRoy with felony counts of burglary and grand larceny for allegedly entering a Lake Street address in the village and taking a safe.
Police began investigation following the break-in back in March of 2017.
Police were led to the wrong address because of an apparent alarm error however during the investigation, they spotted Gonzales but had no reason to stop him.
Officers say they tracked footprints in the snow which led them to the safe and a jacket that had been buried nearby.
Investigators were ultimately able to build their case with the help of DNA analysis on the jacket which led to the arrest of Gonzales.

Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel has announced that Ground Force Fight’s “Throwdown at the Downs 2.0” event will take place on Saturday, June 15th.
President at Batavia Downs Gaming Henry Wojtaszek made the announcement yesterday…

This is the second event being put on at Batavia Downs by Ground Force Fights and the second ever outdoor event for Ground Force.
Tickets are on sale now at bataviaconcerts.com.

Governor Cuomo says he wants a decision on the future of the Buffalo Skyway to be made in the next six months.
The governor made the request during a talk with The Buffalo News editorial board yesterday.
Several ideas have been pitched, including tearing the Skyway down.
Earlier this year, Cuomo announced a design competition to come up with an alternative to the Skyway.
The winner will receive $100,000.


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