posted on July 09, 2012 07:25
The woman who managed the Wyoming County SPCA when it was raided by State Police earlier this year, has died.
58-year-old Susan Davila was pronounced dead at Wyoming County Community Hospital on Saturday.
Village of Attica Police issued a statement on Monday morning regarding Davila's death:
On July 7, at approximately 1:30pm, the Attica Police Department was called to 74 Exchange Street, in the Village of Attica for a sick individual. The call came from a family member. When officers arrived they found Susan J. Davila, age 58, unresponsive. Attica EMS arrived and transported Davila to the Wyoming County Community Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
The Attica Police Department is in charge of the investigation and is awaiting final results of tests from the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office. There is no indication of foul play at this time.
Davila, the former director of the Wyoming County SPCA, was facing multiple charges of animal cruelty in connection with the operation of the shelter in Attica.
State Police raided the shelter in February and found more than 500 cats inside in what troopers had called deplorable conditions.
Board members said at the time that Davila’s devotion to the animals was never in question, but she was overwhelmed with the number of animals needing attention and limited financial resources.
Batavia Churches targeted by burglars over the weekend.
Batavia Police said three downtown churches were broken into sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.
The three were:
St. James Episcopal Church and First Baptist Church both on East Main Street and St. Mary’s Church on Ellicott St.
Police said all three were forcibly entered.
Inventories are being conducted by church officials to determine what, if anything was taken.
Police are asking the public for any information what may help in the investigation.
July and August are typically dry months for Western New York, but this year the area has experienced well below average levels of rain. Not including this weekend's showers, we have only received about 15 inches of rain, which is about five inches below normal. Meteorologists say unfortunately help is not on the way.
Sunny skies and temps in the high 80s are in the forecast all this week.
The Genesee County Highway Department will begin a series of repairs to the River Street Bridge this week. Traffic will be reduced to one lane.
Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes.
The repairs are scheduled to start tomorrow and last for at least two weeks.
A group calling themselves the "Million Gulp March" will rally outside New York City Hall later today in protest of Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to regulate soda size.
Protestors say the government has no right to tell them how to live their lives.
Organizers are using Facebook and Twitter to promote the protest.