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Ledyard town clerk who refused to sign same-sex marriage licenses may depart

Rose Marie Belforti will appear on the Election Day ballot in the town of Ledyard, but her tenure as clerk could be coming to a close. The longtime town clerk who received national attention in 2011 when she refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses is in the process of selling her farm and preparing to move out of state. She... more

Geneva intruder dies from injuries sustained after attempted burglary

Police say a 23-year-old Geneva man was found unresponsive after authorities were called to the scene of a burglary in progress. The intruder, identified as Jawuan Brumfield, was attempting to break into a home on Hallenbeck Ave. in the City of Geneva. However, additional details of how Brumfield became unresponsive are unclear. Brumfield was transported from the scene to Strong... more

Medical transport van involved in serious Ontario County crash

On Tuesday at approximately 8:09 am deputies responded with the Bristol Volunteer Fire Department and Finger Lakes Ambulance to an accident with injuries on County Rd. 32 at the intersection with East Hollow Rd. Upon arrival it was found that an Auburn Medical Transport van — being operated by Dawn Stryker, 31, of Geneva — and occupied by two clients,... more

Deputies: Driver faces multiple charges after DWAI crash with child

A 31-year-old Rochester man faces multiple charges after a one-car accident in South Bristol on Tuesday. Tyler Curls, 31, of Rochester has been charged with aggravated driving while ability impaired with a child less than 16-years-old, as well as driving while ability impaired by drugs. The 15-year-old passenger was treated for minor injuries at the scene, according to deputies. Curls... more

SUV turns into path of motorcycle in Ovid; motorcyclist airlifted, SUV driver charged with DWAI

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on September 18th at 9:51 am, Sheriff’s Deputies were called to North Main street in the Village of Ovid for a personal injury vehicle crash involving an SUV that struck a motorcycle. Following further investigation at the scene, Sheriff’s Deputies determined that Sharon M. Shaw, 67 of Ovid was driving southbound in her... more

Geneva man charged after Seneca Falls domestic incident

On Monday around 9:33 pm police arrested a 25-year-old Geneva man following a domestic incident, which happened on September 4th. Jonathan L. King, 25, of Geneva is accused of intentionally damaging the victim’s vehicle while a child was inside. Additionally, the incident took place at a Town of Seneca Falls business, and both parties were protected by an order of... more

Seneca Falls man arrested after domestic incident

Police say a 24-year-old Seneca Falls man faces multiple charges after a domestic incident, which took place in the Town of Seneca Falls. Tyler J. Lambert, 24, of Seneca Falls was arrested after an investigation into an alleged incident of domestic violence, which happened on September 16th. During the dispute, Lambert allegedly subjected the victim to unwanted physical contact by... more

Deputies: Sodus man choked, threatened family member during incident

Deputies say a Sodus man was arrested for violating an order of protection after a domestic incident on September 17th. The incident happened in Sodus on Laurel Dr., and deputies say Corey J. Jock, 39, choked and threatened a family member during an altercation. He was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, as well as criminal obstruction of breathing and second-degree... more

Wayland man faces felony sex charges after violation

A Wayland man faces two felony charges after deputies say he violated conditions of his pre-trial release. Jonathan B. Dow, 19, of Wayland was charged with felony promoting obscene sex performance of a child and felony disseminating indecent material to a minor, according to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office. He was arraigned in Steuben County Court and remanded to the... more

Wayland woman charged in welfare fraud investigation

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit reports the arrest of Ashley M. Briggs, 27, of Wayland. Investigators say Briggs reported to the Steuben County Department of Social Services false Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) applications and false SNAP re-certifications. As a result, she received public assistance that she would not have been eligible for. On September 19th, Briggs... more

Farmington man drove drunk crashing into Canandaigua property, nearly struck teen

Canandaigua Police arrested a 25-year-old Farmington man after he drove drunk, causing a property damage accident at 43 Niagara St. Police say Joshua R. Crane, of Farmington was charged with driving while intoxicated, speed not reasonable and prudent, failure to keep right, driving on the sidewalk, reckless driving, not wearing a seatbelt, reckless criminal mischief, reckless endangerment in the second... more

Newark woman charged with DWI in Ontario County

On Monday around 7:08 pm deputies responded to Melvin Hill Rd. Just north of County Rd. 23 for the report of a sick of intoxicated driver. Upon arrival it was determined that a vehicle operated by Glenna G. Defisher, 72, of Newark was being operated under the influence of drugs. She was stopped for failure to keep right and following... more

Altercation at public event leads to charges for 17-year-old

On September 15th at approximately 8:15 pm the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested a 17-year-old male for disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest after an incident. Police were called to a physical altercation, which was taking place at a public event in Seneca Falls. While the 17-year-old’s name was not being released due to eligibility for youthful offender status, he was... more

Deputies: Driver wasn’t licensed, caused dump truck rollover in Bloomfield

Late last week, the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police Ionia Fire Department and Honeoye Falls Ambulance responded to the intersection of Conn Rd. and State Route 5&20 for the report of a rollover accident. Deputies say that Cydney Hess, of Bloomfield, was making a left turn onto State Route 5&20 from Conn Rd. when she failed to... more

Clifton Springs woman gets lengthy prison term

A Clifton Springs woman was sentenced Thursday to a lengthy prison term related to the sexual abuse of two children. Ontario County Judge Frederick Reed sentenced Janiet Simonds, 26, to 22 years in prison followed by 20 years of parole. Simonds pleaded guilty to felony counts of criminal sexual act, first-degree sexual abuse and use of a child in a... more

Auburn police seek information on fight that sent two to hospitals

The Auburn Police Department is looking for information regarding a fight that occurred Monday morning on Washington Street. According to a press release, at around 10 a.m., officers responded to 20 Washington St. after callers reported a fight outside the residence. Detective Bryant Bergenstock said initial reports indicated there were unspecified weapons involved. Both APD and New York State Police... more

Police: Woman stole debit card, faces multiple charges

Police say they arrested a 42-year-old after an investigation into a stolen debit card, which resulted in several fraudulent transactions over the course of a month. Venus S. Edmister, 42, was charged with two counts of grand larceny, four counts of petit larceny, two counts of third-degree identity theft, criminal tampering, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and aggravated unlicensed... more

Police: Wayne County man turns violent at family gathering

Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies charged Duane Charles Davis, 52, of  Williamson, with two counts of second-degree harassment and one count of criminal obstruction of breathing. According to deputies, during a family gathering a verbal argument broke out between Davis and his fiance at the gathering that lead to a physical altercation. Deputies said Davis shoved a guest against a wall... more
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