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ATTICA -- Two Attica men have been charged with felony counts stemming from a heroin overdose at a home on West Main Street on Monday.

The Attica Police Department said it arrested Richard K. Harris, 23, and Jason C. Henskee, 24, while investigating the overdose of a drug user.

Harris was charged with possession of a hypodermic syringe, possession of drugs and felony tampering with evidence. Henskee was charged with felony sale of a controlled substance, possession of a syringe and possession of an illegal drug.

After their arraignments, both were sent to the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail. A hearing was set for June 23.

Two teens face charges
in attempted theft of bike

EAST RANDOLPH -- Two teenagers were arrested for burglary after a homeowner spotted them trying to steal a bike from his garage, Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies said.

Robert Clark, 17, and Brian Barraus, 17, both of Randolph, were arrested about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday after deputies received a call of a burglary in progress on Hall Street, deputies said.

The two were each charged with third-degree burglary. Following arraignment in Randolph Village Court, they were taken to Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail each.

Five drivers indicted
on DWI, other charges

LITTLE VALLEY -- Arraignments will be held next month for several people named Thursday in Cattaraugus County grand jury indictments charging them with driving while intoxicated.

Those indicted are David M. Flaherty, 54, of Olean; Donald R. Stanek, 47, of Franklinville, also indicted on failure to yield the right of way. Ralph T. Penn Jr., 42, of Ceres, also indicted on first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation vehicle operation; Kevin L. Babb, 30, of Franklinville, also indicted for following too closely; and Kim M. Carapellatti, 41, of Olean, also indicted on charges of no headlights or valid inspection.

Bliss couple faces charges
of failing to care for 23 dogs

BLISS -- A Bliss couple have each been charged with 23 counts of failing to provide sustenance for the 23 English setters seized from their house at 6491 Route 362, spokesmen for the Wyoming County Sheriff's Department and the Wyoming County SPCA said Thursday.

Lee J. Stellrecht, 57, and Sheila J. Stellrecht, 40, were freed on their own recognizance pending further proceedings in Eagle Town Court, officials said.

Based on an animal abuse report, Sheriff's Deputy Daniel M. Hummel and County SPCA Investigator Susan J. DaVila found the 23 dogs to be without food or water during a May 13 inspection of the Stellrecht property.

Sheriff's Department officials said the dogs, now at the SPCA's Attica facility, were living in a kennel coated with feces and urine and that they all needed medical treatment.

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