Banned Walmart thief steals from Canandaigua store again, faces burglary charge

On Thursday deputies in Ontario County were called to Walmart in Hopewell for the complaint of a shoplifter. Deputies say Shandalea I. Bolton, 31, of Canandaigua entered the property while a ban was in effect advising her not to trespass. She allegedly had also taken merchandise during her visit to Walmart. The merchandise was valued at $71.42. Bolton was taken... more

Bloomfield woman failed to list investment accounts, charged with welfare fraud

A Bloomfield woman is accused of failing to list all of her resources on an application for public assistance, which resulted in multiple charges. Deputies in Ontario County arrested Catherine A. Arner, 60, of Bloomfield on two counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing and third-degree welfare fraud. Arner is accused of submitting applications for cash assistance that... more

Corrections officer fighting for life at Strong; GoFundMe established

His friends and family say he’s fighting for his life. This after the serious car accident in Hopewell at the intersection of Smith Rd. and Route 46. He’s in guarded condition at Strong Memorial Hospital, with leg and internal injuries. A GoFundMe Page has been set up in his honor for his family, as he moves down the road of... more

Palmyra man charged with DWI

Deputies in Ontario County arrested a Palmyra man for DWI after deputies say he was seen traveling 16 mph over the speed limit in Hopewell. Chad Matthew Kepley, 26, of Palmyra was charged with driving while intoxicated after he was found to be operating his vehicle in an intoxicated condition during a traffic stop. He was observed going 46 mph... more

Risk for boaters elevated at Canandaigua Lake

  Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero says that boaters need to use extreme caution when on the waters of Canandaigua Lake. He said, “Officers are confirming debris below the surface, primarily tree limbs and logs, that present a danger if struck by a boat.” The recent rains have wreaked havoc on the region, causing runoff, water rise, and a variety... more

Taking on ‘Value of Villages’ in Ontario County

If you own property in one of Ontario County’s eight villages, then you pay a village property tax on top of your town tax. That village tax is the center of a study by two Ontario County men who formed a nonprofit to shed light on the cost of local government. With the village of Rushville facing a June 27... more

Funds available to start up waste plans in Ontario County

Cities and towns in Ontario County can apply for county funds to implement solid waste reuse, recycling and reduction projects contained in the county’s Solid Waste Management Plan. The Planning and Environmental Quality Committee of the Board of Supervisors will consider a motion Monday to approve a standard inter-municipal contract for those projects in exchange for funding from the county.... more

Farmington woman was traveling 88 mph, charged with DWI on SR 5&20

A 24-year-old Farmington woman was charged with driving while intoxicated and speeding after a traffic stop on State Rt. 5&20 in Hopewell. Deputies say Samantha M. Ireton, 24, of Farmington was observed traveling 88 mph in a 55 mph zone. When she was stopped — deputies found her to be in an intoxicated condition. She was arrested and charged with... more

Ontario County supervisors dig into landfill operations

If members of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors didn’t have a basic knowledge of the county landfill before the last month or so, they do now. During a workshop dubbed “Landfill 102” before Thursday night’s board meeting, three representatives from Casella Waste Systems — which operates the site off Routes 5&20 in the town of Seneca — spent about... more

Woman arrested on drug charges while trying to bail out inmate at Ontario Co. Jail

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Department reports the arrest of a Rochester woman after she arrived at the Ontario County Jail to bail out an inmate. Deputies charged Shaiasia Williams, 24, of Rochester with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance after she sold narcotics to a subject in Canandaigua in February. The charges against her stem from an investigation between... more

Child porn case involving Hopewell man ends in plea deal

A Hopewell man, already serving a prison sentence for being convicted of sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl, pleaded guilty to child pornography charges on Monday in Ontario County Court. Clement Hill, 31, decided to take a plea deal, offered by the Ontario County District Attorney’s Office, moments before a trial jury was to be selected to hear his case. Hill,... more

Former Cornell Cooperative employee heading to jail for using agency credit card on rent

A 57-year-old Hopewell woman learned that she would be spending the next six months in Yates County Jail after she used her employers credit card to pay her rent. District Attorney Valerie Gardner says Sharmayne Calvetti, 57, of Hopewell was sentenced by Judge Jason Cook after she pleaded guilty to first-degree falsifying business records — a Class E felony. She... more

EQ Committee to discuss future of Ontario County Landfill

At current disposal rates, the Ontario County Landfill has 11 more years of capacity. What to do with the 379-acre landfill on Routes 5&20 in the town of Seneca after 2028 will be the subject of a landfill master plan now underway. One idea is to convert it to a green energy park, with an effort to locate new industries... more

Ontario Sheriff extends ‘No Unnecessary Travel’ request

Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero says that conditions are worsening in his county. A Travel Advisory has been issued by Povero until 10 pm. Povero extended the No Unnecessary Travel Advisory active in the county, which will remain until 5 am on Thursday. He says that motorists should use extreme caution on the roadways, especially as those individuals who have... more

Supervisors seek to reduce Ontario County jail population

The Ontario County Board of Supervisors has backed several measures designed to reduce the number of inmates incarcerated at the county jail — and to lower costs related to the operation of the facility. At their meeting Thursday night, supervisors approved resolutions that came from a group dubbed the “Campbell Commission.” It was named for West Bloomfield Supervisor Todd Campbell,... more

Traffic stop leads to heroin bust in Hopewell

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Friday around 8:42 pm deputies stopped a driver on State Route 5&20 for having a loud or modified exhaust, and upon further investigation — the driver was found to be under the influence of drugs. Deputies arrested Anthony M. Petti III, 19, of Canandaigua for driving while ability impaired by drugs. During... more

Ontario Co. duo charged with causing damage at laundromat

On Tuesday, a pair of Ontario County residents were charged with third-degree burglary after an incident on County Road 10 in Hopewell. Myndi Nicole Contreras and Justine Lael Letzelter, 35- and 43-years-old respectively are accused of knowingly entering an area of the Lake Lady Laundromat that was prohibited to the public with the intent to commit a crime. Both are... more
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