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Deputies seek out suspect involved in shooting dog in Hopewell

Deputies seek out suspect involved in shooting dog in Hopewell
The Ontario County Humane Society and Sheriff’s Office are investigating an incident involving a dog named Ellie. The Humane Society reports that Ellie was found to have been shot at 2789 Smith Road in the Town of Hopewell. The incident took place after her owners let her outside. She was taken to Monroe Veterinary Services of Rochester, where she was... more

Drivers escape injury after head-on crash in Canandaigua; one charged with DWI after investigation

Drivers escape injury after head-on crash in Canandaigua; one charged with DWI after investigation
On Thursday at approximately 5:56 p.m. members of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash at 3180 Hopkins Road in Canandaigua. According to deputies, it was determined that Christopher H. Griswold, 43, of Hopewell was operating a 2005 Hyundai Elantra, which struck a 2011 Ford Taurus driven by Brittany Cold, 28, of Canandaigua. The collision was a head-on,... more

Deputies: Driver had BAC twice legal limit during Hopewell stop

Deputies: Driver had BAC twice legal limit during Hopewell stop
Deputies say a 22-year-old Canandaigua man was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on Smith Road in Hopewell. Jaymin R. Ransom was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after the stop, which was initiated due to multiple vehicle and traffic violations. He was transported to the Ontario County Jail where he submitted to a breath test... more

Deputies: Canandaigua man charged after biting, striking victim during domestic

Deputies: Canandaigua man charged after biting, striking victim during domestic
Deputies arrested a Canandaigua man on Wednesday around 2:04 am on multiple charges following a a domestic incident. According to deputies, Joshua Labombard, 29, was charged with first-degree criminal contempt and third-degree assault following a domestic incident where he struck and bit a victim. The entire incident violated a refrain from order of protection, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The... more

W. Bloomfield woman stole $6,075 in benefits from Ontario County

W. Bloomfield woman stole $6,075 in benefits from Ontario County
Investigators say a West Bloomfield woman stole more than $6,000 in benefits from Ontario County Department of Social Services at the conclusion of an investigation this week. Amanda M. Putnam, 29, of West Bloomfield was charged with third-degree grand larceny after allegedly receiving $6,075 in Child Care Assistance that she was not entitled to because she was not employed on... more

Clifton Springs woman killed in Saturday wreck

Clifton Springs woman killed in Saturday wreck
State Police say a Clifton Springs woman was killed after a crash in Hopewell. According to police, Margaret Richardson, age 89, from Clifton Springs, failed to stop at a stop sign and was struck by another vehicle. The location of the crash, where first responders remained cleaning up for some time after, was the intersection of Freshour Road and Route... more

Casella says new landfill cell is complete and awaiting DEC approval

Casella says new landfill cell is complete and awaiting DEC approval
Casella Waste Systems has completed construction of a second new trash disposal cell at the Ontario County Landfill. The new cell is part of a 43.5-acre expansion of the 389-acre landfill approved by the state Department of Environmental Conservation in January 2016. The expansion calls for construction of several new cells within the existing footprint of the landfill, plus the... more

Four share ‘Officer of the Year’ award in Ontario

Four share ‘Officer of the Year’ award in Ontario
Four members of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office shared the department’s “Officer of the Year” award at Friday’s annual holiday awards ceremony. Sgt. Kelly Fogarty, Deputy James Baker, Investigator Chris Drake and Investigator John Torlish were cited for their work at Eastview Mall. Sheriff Phil Povero and Mike Kauffman, the mall’s general manager, handed out the awards. “We partnered with... more

Penn Yan man charged with DWI in Hopewell

Penn Yan man charged with DWI in Hopewell
On Wednesday around 10:12 pm deputies arrested a Penn Yan man for driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on County Road 10 in Hopewell. Deputies say Richard R. Lewis, 53, was observed traveling back-and-forth across the roadway, crossing over the fog and center lines multiple times. They say he additionally struck curbing alongside the road. Lewis was charged with... more

Penn Yan man charged with DWI in Hopewell

Penn Yan man charged with DWI in Hopewell
On Wednesday around 10:12 pm deputies arrested a Penn Yan man for driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on County Road 10 in Hopewell. Deputies say Richard R. Lewis, 53, was observed traveling back-and-forth across the roadway, crossing over the fog and center lines multiple times. They say he additionally struck curbing alongside the road. Lewis was charged with... more

Deputies respond to two-car crash in Hopewell

Deputies respond to two-car crash in Hopewell
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Tuesday around 3:47 pm deputies responded to State Route 21 and Schutt Road in Hopewell for the report of an accident with injury. It was determined that Katlynn V. Ward, 26, of Williamson was traveling north on Route 21 in a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire when she was struck by a 2004 Dodge... more

Hopewell gets $1.96 million loan for water district

Hopewell gets $1.96 million loan for water district
Nearly 80 people in this Ontario County town will be getting public water with the help of a $1.96 million federal loan. The loan, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program, was announced Tuesday by Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. The funding will finance construction of water system upgrades in Hopewell and extend public... more

Ritts is new DA in Ontario County

Ritts is new DA in Ontario County
Ontario County has a new district attorney for the first time in 28 years. First Assistant District Attorney Jim Ritts, running on the Republican line, defeated Kristina “Kitty” Karle, 12,194 to 8,936, in unofficial results posted by the Ontario County Board of Elections Tuesday evening. Ritts had defeated Karle in the GOP primary in September and following that primary, Karle... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)
Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

Geneva man faces drug charges after Ontario County Jail incident

Geneva man faces drug charges after Ontario County Jail incident
A 40-year-old Geneva man was arrested by deputies in Ontario County after an investigation into the sale of fentanyl at the Ontario County Jail. Deputies say Felvin Lebron, 33, of Geneva was arrested and charged with first-degree promoting prison contraband after he was found to be possessing fentanyl while incarcerated at the Ontario County Jail. He was arraigned and committed... more
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