Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on January 24, 2018
Byron Teen accused of sex abuse with State Police seeking other potential victims.
18 year old Anthony Miraglia of Byron was arrested by State Police based in Batavia after an investigation into multiple alleged incidents of sexual abuse against children.
Miraglia allegedly abused children between the ages of 15 and 17 during multiple incidents from May 2016 through July of last year according to investigators.
Miraglia was apparently acquainted with the victims.
On Monday he was arrested and charged with Unlawful Imprisonment, Forcible Touching, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Sexual Abuse.
He was released on his own recognizance and is expected back in Bergen Town Court next month.
Investigators believe there may be other victims of Miraglia and encourage anyone with information to contact the New York State Police at 585-344-6200.
Geek Squad Scam reported by Attica Police.
The Attica Police Department released a report detailing an interaction in which a resident received a call from a person claiming to be from the well-known computer repair service, the Geek Squad.
The caller said the resident was in line for a $300 refund and he allowed the caller access to his computer and bank account.
After becoming suspicious the resident called Key Bank and the accounts were closed before any money was stolen.
Police warn customers to be alert about potential scammers claiming to be from a company you have done business with, because they are not always legitimate.
A Caledonia man behind bars accused of growing a lot of pot.
55 year old David Cohen of Caledonia was arrested by members of The Livingston County Drug Task Force after they executed a search warrant at his residence.
Officers seized more than 10 pounds of marijuana plants in the raid.
Cohen was charged with Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the First Degree a Class C Felony and with Unlawfully Growing of Cannabis.
Cohen was remanded to the custody of the Livingston County Sheriff on $15,000 cash bail.
Hawley talks about solutions to combat domestic violence.
Assemblyman Steve Hawley of Batavia spoke at a press conference in Albany on legislative solutions to combat domestic violence following a series of statewide regional forums on the issue.
Hawley said he heard from victims first hand,
A full report of the domestic violence forums and all the recommendations can be found in here.
Kids as young as 12 years old could soon rifle hunt deer.
The state Senate passed the bill yesterday which would require youngsters be supervised while handling a firearm.
Senators Rob Ortt and Michael Ranzenhofer co-sponsored the bill which is being heavily criticized.
The bill still has to make it through the Democrat controlled Assembly.