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Lyons man received over $1K in public assistance illegally

Last week investigators with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 22-year-old Lyons resident for failing to report income, which resulted in unearned social services benefits. Jonathon David Jones, 22, of Lyons was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny after an investigation revealed that while receiving social service benefits — he failed to report two separate employments to the Department of... more

Deputies: Hopewell woman crashed vehicle, drove it down 5&20 on shredded tires

Deputies were called to a portion of State Route 5&20 in Hopewell during the early-morning hours of Saturday after receiving a complaint that a vehicle, which appeared to have been in an accident — was being driven on nothing more than rims. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office says deputies located the vehicle, which was traveling in the eastbound lane —... more

Deputies: Teen had sexual contact without victim’s consent in Ontario County

A 19-year-old Rochester man was arraigned in Hopewell Town Court on Tuesday after an investigation into a November incident. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of 19-year-old Reginald Castel, of Rochester for sexual misconduct. Deputies say the charge stems from an investigation into an incident where he had sexual contact with a 20-year-old female victim without her consent.... more

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

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 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

Clifton Springs man killed in Hopewell crash

Deputies say a Clifton Springs man was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident on Rt. 488 in Hopewell. According to the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement and firefighters were dispatched to the report of a serious accident on Route 488 just west of Pettit Road. Emergency personnel arrived to find a 2008 Chevrolet HHR off the north... more

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

UPDATE: Family pets die in Cheshire blaze, home destroyed (video)

Multiple departments from Ontario County responded to a structure fire on Monday, which claimed the life of three family pets. The cause of the fire on State Route 21 in Cheshire is under investigation, but was called in around 4:42 pm. Deputies say that the home was fully-engulfed when they arrived, and as result of the blaze — the property... more

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

Bags were blowin’ in the wind at Ontario County landfill

Thousands of plastic bags escaped the Ontario County landfill after last week’s storm broke fencing. High winds that ripped through took out one side of 40-foot-high net fencing, said Canadice Town Supervisor Kris Singer, who heads a committee overseeing landfill operations. Crews couldn’t do much in the extreme wind but have since worked on fixing the fence and cleanup, Singer... more

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 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 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

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

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

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
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