Suspect charged with one car break-in; additional charges expected
A 22-year-old man with no permanent address has been accused of breaking into an unlocked car and stealing a credit card.
Sheriff Office investigators also believe the suspect is linked to several other car break-ins.
Danny J. Torok, Jr. is in jail on $5,000 bail, charged with grand larceny in the fourth degree.
Additional charges are anticipated.
There have been a rash of break-ins to unlocked cars in both the city and town of Batavia this past summer. One of the most interesting string of hits were the night of Sept. 21, in which a subject left blood evidence in at least one car. The Sheriff's Office release on Torok's arrest did not indicate if Torok is a suspect in that night's break ins.
Torok was arrested at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday.
The investigation is being conducted by Investigator Kristopher Kauts and Deputy Loni Nati.
UPDATE: In response to our question about blood found at the scene of previous car break-ins, Chief Deputy Jerome Brewster responds: "Our investigation to this point leads us to believe that Mr. Torok's DNA will be a successful match with DNA evidence recovered from several vehicles."