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News Update for Sun. Sept. 15, 2013


Eastern Equine Encephilities found for first time in horse in Chautauqua County... 
For the first time ever... Chautauqua County has had a confirmed case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis found in a horse in the town of Kiantone.  The county's Department of Health and Human Services was notified late Friday of the case... in which the horse developed neurological symptoms and was euthanized.  County Health and Human Services Director Christine Schuyler says the animal was subsequently tested... and, results confirm it had what's more commonly known as "Triple-E."  This diagnosis follows a summer of unprecedented "Triple-E" activity in the area where the horse was stabled.  It's also the first case of Equine Triple-E in New York State this year.  The discovery comes after the county had been on heightened alert for Triple-E... and, West Nile Virus... especially in the towns of Carroll and Kiantone.  Schuyler says aerial spraying of adult mosquitoes in targeted areas last Aug. 25 resulted in significantly decreased numbers of mosquitoes in collection traps as well as significantly lower EEE infection rates.  However... she says -- "considering all of the EEE positive mosquito pools we've had this past month, I'm not entirely surprised."  Schuyler again warned that both diseases are preventable.  She says the best way to protect yourself and your family is to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes... and, use effective insect repellent with DEET and to wear long sleeves and pants while outside at dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active.  For more information on Eastern Equine Encephalitis... go on-line to www.myhealthycounty.com.

 

Sinclairville man arrested for leaving scene of rollover, DWI crash in Ellery...

A Sinclairville man is jailed without bail after he allegedly fled the scene of a fiery car crash... and, had to be tasered so police could arrest him.  Sheriff's officers were called to the scene of the rollover accident shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday on Pickard Road in the town of Ellery.  Deputies were told the vehicle was burning... and, there was possible entrapment.  Upon arrival... they found everyone had gotten out of the car.  They also learned that the driver... 24 year-old Christopher Dellahoy... had run off.  Deputies say Dellahoy was already wanted by the Sheriff's Office for an outstanding warrant for violation of probation.  Additional patrol units from the Sheriff's Office and the State Police were called into set up a perimeter... and, a Sheriff's K-9 Unit was also brought in.  They eventually found Dellahoy on Route 380 in the Town of Stockton.  He resisted arrest, but was taken into custody after officers used the taser.  Dellahoy faces several charges... including leaving the scene of a personal injury accident... resisting arrest and DWI.  He's also being held on the probation warrant... pending further court action.

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