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Union Springs man who stole puppy from SPCA faces new charges

The Auburn Police Department previously reported a burglary that happened at the Finger Lakes SPCA located on York St. in Auburn on May 2nd. Now they say that in addition to burglary charges, a Union Springs man was arraigned on others, as well.

In that incident a 10-month-old Pit Bull puppy named “Lil’ Jed” was stolen from within the SPCA.

With help from the public members of the Auburn Police Department recovered Lil Jed on May 4th. The puppy was returned to the SPCA.

On May 16th deputies arrested William R. Butler, 38, of Union Springs in connection with the burglary. He was taken into custody on an arrest warrant and charged with third-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and petit larceny.

Butler was turned over to the Auburn Police Department and arrested on an unrelated charge stemming from an arrest warrant in his name.

Auburn Police say that Butler was charged with first offense driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation, breath test violation, consumption of an alcohol beverage in a motor vehicle and unsafe lane change from that incident.

He was processed at the Auburn Police Department.

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