Police: New York man helped missing girl run away

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Posted: Oct 24, 2010 2:58 PM
Police: New York man helped missing girl run away

Police in upstate New York say a man who helped search for a missing girl actually helped her run away.

The Times Union newspaper reported John Kwiatkowski of Amsterdam, N.Y., was arrested Saturday and charged with obstructing governmental administration, a misdemeanor. Police in Glenville, N.Y. said the charge was related to an Amber alert issued last week for a missing girl.

Police say 36-year-old Kwiatkowski helped hand out fliers during the search. But police say he actually provided the girl with transportation, clothes, money and a place to stay at a relative's home in Saratoga County.

Police found the girl after she had been missing for four days.

Kwiatkowski is due in court on Tuesday. His phone number is unlisted, and no information about an attorney was available.

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Information from: Times Union, http://www.timesunion.com