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Deputies: Palmyra man threatened to hurt deputies in email

Deputies: Palmyra man threatened to hurt deputies in email
Deputies say a Palmyra man was taken into custody on Saturday after the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office received a threat. John P. McMenamin, 58, of Palmyra is accused of sending a threatening email to the Sheriff’s Office – indicating that he wanted to hurt officers. As result, McMenamin was charged with second-degree aggravated harassment around 7:33 a.m. when he was... more

Odors from Ontario County Landfill to be evaluated by supervisors

Odors from Ontario County Landfill to be evaluated by supervisors
The ongoing issue of odors from the Ontario County Landfill in the town of Seneca may be addressed by a consulting firm. The Planning & Environmental Quality Committee of the Board of Supervisors will consider recommending approval of a contract with Stearns, Conrad & Schmidt Engineers of Suffern for an assessment of odor management at the landfill when it meets... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Povero reflects on nearly half-century in law enforcement (podcast)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Povero reflects on nearly half-century in law enforcement (podcast)
Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero has made serving the community a career. He has also made it a lifetime achievement, setting the standard for what long-term, successful leadership looks like in a law enforcement setting. He’ll be staying involved. Even as Sheriff Povero approaches retirement, he says staying involved in the community he calls home; and has served for nearly... more

Seneca Falls drunk driver was stopped going 67 mph

Seneca Falls drunk driver was stopped going 67 mph
On November 3rd at approximately 11:21 p.m. deputies charged a Seneca Falls woman with driving while intoxicated and speeding after a traffic stop on State Route 5&20 in Hopewell. Dawn M. Bennett, 52, of Seneca Falls was stopped after deputies observed her going 67 mph in a 55 mph zone. She was determined to be under the influence of alcohol... more

Hillside manager accused of inappropriately touching three kids; multiple felony charges filed

Hillside manager accused of inappropriately touching three kids; multiple felony charges filed
Deputies report the arrest of a manager at the Hillside Children’s Center in Hopewell following a joint-investigation between the New York State Justice Center and Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. Jeffrey Todd Webster, 54, of Lakeville was originally charged on October 2nd with forcible touching following an investigation reported at the Hillside Children’s Center in Hopewell. After the arrest, two additional... more

Fight at jail leads to felony charges for Hopewell woman

Fight at jail leads to felony charges for Hopewell woman
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 21-year-old following a fight at the jail. Sharnayshia A. Clemons, 21, of Hopewell was charged with second-degree assault after the fight, which occurred on Thursday. She was charged with the felony charge of assault due to the incident taking place at the jail. The victim sustained injuries to her head... more

PRIMARY PREVIEW: Candidates for sheriff in Ontario County face off this week

PRIMARY PREVIEW: Candidates for sheriff in Ontario County face off this week
Two candidates vying to succeed longtime Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero say voters have an important choice to make this week. On Thursday, a Republican primary will be held to determine the candidate that will take on Democrat, Kevin Henderson. Those candidates facing off are Bob Green and Silvio Palermo, both of which tout lengthy careers in law enforcement. “This... more

Hopewell man charged with assault after domestic incident

Hopewell man charged with assault after domestic incident
Deputies say a 21-year-old Hopewell resident was released on his own recognizance after a domestic incident, which resulted in an assault charge. Brian Ashton Bray, 21, of Hopewell was charged with third-degree assault after the incident, which left a female victim injured. The incident took place on State Route 21 in Hopewell, according to deputies. Bray was arraigned at the... more

Casella officials to detail research and development de-packaging project

A Casella Waste Services representative will make a presentation on a Research Development & Demonstration (RD&D) permit for a pilot de-packaging project at Monday’s meeting of the Planning and Environmental Quality Committee of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors. No details were available Friday. FL Times: Read More more

Deputies: Geneva man airlifted after DWI crash in Hopewell

Deputies: Geneva man airlifted after DWI crash in Hopewell
Deputies say a 68-year-old Geneva man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after a serious accident on County Road 4. The accident, which happened on Saturday in Hopewell around 1:55 am resulted in James E. Sapp, Sr., 68, of Geneva suffering serious injuries, which required him to be airlifted from the scene. Deputies say Mercy Flight was called, and responded... more

Canandaigua woman stole $3K from employer in Hopewell

Canandaigua woman stole $3K from employer in Hopewell
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 46-year-old Canandaigua woman on grand larceny charges following a theft from her employer. Melissa A. Hardy, 46, was charged with third-degree grand larceny after stealing more than $3,000 from her employer in Hopewell. She was taken to the Ontario County Jail for pre-arraignment detention. Arraignment took place at the Ontario... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Kevin Henderson talks campaign for Ontario Co. Sheriff (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Kevin Henderson talks campaign for Ontario Co. Sheriff (podcast)
Taking more than three decades of experience with him, Ontario County Sheriff Candidate Kevin Henderson wants residents to know that he cares about the community and its future. Sitting down with Josh Durso on Inside the FLX, Henderson talked about his career, the things he learned, the processes that he’d like to see implemented if elected sheriff – and what... more

Deputies: Inmate had controlled substance at Ontario Co. Jail

Deputies say a 34-year-old Richmond man was arrested on prison contraband charges following an investigation into an incident on July 30th. Michael Anthony Bell, 34, was charged with first-degree promoting prison contraband after investigators determined he possessed a controlled substance while serving as an inmate. He was returned to the custody of the Ontario County Jail and will answer to... more

Deputies: Seneca Castle man dies after motorcycle-sedan collide, DA’s Office investigating

Deputies: Seneca Castle man dies after motorcycle-sedan collide, DA’s Office investigating
Deputies say that around 5:22 p.m. firefighters, EMS, and law enforcement responded to the intersection of County Road 4 and Smith Road for a reported car-motorcycle accident. Deputies arrived to find 65-year-old Gerald Saunders, of Seneca Castle – deceased at the scene, and three people trapped inside a sedan. Deputies say Saunders was the operator of a motorcycle, which collided... more

Geneva pair charged after self-checkout crime at Walmart

Geneva pair charged after self-checkout crime at Walmart
Deputies say a Geneva duo was arrested on Memorial Day after an incident was investigated at the Walmart store located on State Route 5&20. Deputies say Paige Whitfield, 22, and Alisha Smith, 28, both of Geneva were charged with first-degree falsifying business records after an investigation into fraudulent transactions, which were completed at a self-checkout register at the Walmart store... more
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