Bloomfield woman charged with DWAI after crash

On Friday at approximately 8:59 am deputies responded alongside the Ionia Fire Department and East Bloomfield Ambulance to a motor vehicle accident involving one vehicle at 2180 Elton Rd. Deputies say Melissa Bristol, 49, of Bloomfield was traveling north on Elton Rd. when she crossed the center line and traveled into the ditch. She sustained minor injuries to her arm... more

Ontario Co. DA Tantillo talks career, prosecution, future on Inside the FLX (podcast)

It’s been 38 years prosecuting for District Attorney Michael Tantillo. He has served as District Attorney for 28 of those 38 years. “It’s not an easy job. I’ve continued handling trial prosecution on felony cases, but have developed an incredibly talented team that has made our office run incredibly well,” Tantillo explained. “While this is my last year as DA,... more

Bloomfield crash on 5&20 sends one to Thompson hospital

On Saturday around 3:41 pm deputies responded to the area of State Route 5&20 near Wheeler Station Rd. in Bloomfield for the report of a two-car crash with possible injuries. Upon investigation deputies learned that Dillon T. Robinson, of Victor was operating a brown 2002 Buick Century and failed to yield the right of way while turning left onto Wheeler... more

Structure fire in East Bloomfield late Tuesday afternoon (video)

Fire departments were on the scene of a working structure fire on Flat Iron Road in East Bloomfield shortly before 4:00 pm on Tuesday afternoon. Messenger Post photographer Jack Haley was on the scene streaming live… Fire on flat iron Road in East Bloomfield https://t.co/2VQndREFFB — Jack Haley (@jackhaley42) June 20, 2017 East Bloomfield with several area fire departments I'm... more

Bloomfield man faces assault charges; victim remains hospitalized, unconscious

State Police have arrested an East Bloomfield man on assault charges after he allegedly beat a defenseless man after knocking him unconscious. According to law enforcement he confronted his wife and another man around 10 pm on Sunday in an Elm St. parking lot in East Bloomfield. They say the man, who has not been identified, was knocked to the... more

Ontario Co. cleans up after storms, flooding on Thursday

Ontario County was one of the areas that got a lot of rain in a short period of time. The emergency management director tells us most of the damage came from water flowing over the roads. Trees were uprooted and there’s a lot dirt left behind after the water receded. People living in Canandaigua showed us they have some clean... more

Structure fire in Bloomfield temporarily shuts down 5&20

Multiple fire departments in Ontario County were called to the scene of a possible structure fire at 9193 State Route 5&20 a little after 8 pm on Tuesday. West Bloomfield and Ionia Fire Departments, as well as HFL Ambulance were all called to the scene. An engine was called to the scene from Honeoye Falls after fire was confirmed on... more

Deputies: Greece woman drove drunk from Dave Matthews concert at CMAC

On Monday around 12:11 am deputies arrested a 33-year-old Greece woman for driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on State Route 5&20 in Bloomfield. Deputies say Michele R. Zarbo, of Greece was operating her 2006 Honda Accord westbound on 5&20 in the area of State Route 444, which was observed weaving back-and-forth. Deputies also say she crossed the center... more

Canandaigua woman falsely calls cops, charged with DWI

Deputies in Ontario County say that on Friday around 12:08 am they were called to State Route 444 in East Bloomfield for a reported suspicious person who called 911 from that location reporting that there were police at her residence in Canandaigua. There were no police units on Cooley Rd., according to deputies. When they arrived they discovered the complaintant,... more

Two sent to hospital after accident at busy Farmington intersection

On Thursday around 1:07 pm deputies in Ontario County, along with Victor Farmington Ambulance and the Farmington Fire Department responded to the intersection of State Route 96 and State Route 332 for the report of a four car accident. Deputies say that Martin Hudson, 22, of Bloomfield was traveling east on State Rt. 96 when he rear ended a vehicle... more

Fairport man all over the road, charged with DWI in Bloomfield

On Thursday at 12:01 am deputies in Ontario County arrested a Fairport man for driving while intoxicated after a vehicle was observed driving all over the road. Deputies charged David T. Benwell, 31, with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated per se .08 percent or above, failure to keep right and unregistered motor vehicle. Deputies say Benwell was stopped after... 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

Bloomfield woman injured after vehicle strikes utility pole

Bloomfield woman injured after vehicle strikes utility pole
Deputies in Ontario County say that a 23-year-old Bloomfield woman was transported to F.F. Thompson Hospital after an accident on County Rd. 30. Paige E. Heyden, 23, of Bloomfield was eastbound when she swerved to miss a deer that ran across the road and struck a telephone pole. She suffered minor head, leg and foot injuries and was transported to... more

Road rage incident leads to car crash in Bloomfield

On Saturday at 7:19 pm deputies in Ontario County responded to the intersection of County Rd. 39 and Church St. in East Bloomfield for a reported rollover crash with injuries. Deputies say that when they arrived, they found a 2009 Chevrolet Impala in a creek on the west side of County Rd. 39 with one occupant. It was discovered that... more

Decisions, decisions, decisions made by Bloomfield seniors

Lauren Tatro’s parents served in the military, as did her grandfather. So when it came to deciding what to do after graduation day in June for this Bloomfield High School senior, the decision was clear. Coming from an Army family, her choice was crystal clear — the U.S. Army. Daily Messenger: Read More more

Victor woman charged with DWI

On April 29th around 10:37 pm deputies in Ontario County arrested Mary Morrell, 47, of Victor for driving while intoxicated. Deputies say she was operating her vehicle on State Route 5 in the Town of East Bloomfield when she was stopped by police. According to deputies, she failed to stay right, which resulted in the traffic stop. When investigated, it... more

Bloomfield fire under investigation; auto repair shop a ‘total loss’

An auto repair shop in East Bloomfield was destroyed by a fire early Friday morning. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that they responded, along with several local fire departments to 6756 State Routes 5&20 in Bloomfield to Bloomfield Autobody and Repair for a working structure fire. Deputies arrived on scene to find approximately 30 foot flames coming from the... more

Portion of Flatiron Road washed away in deluge

A motorist fortunately was traveling slowly Thursday night because of the rainy conditions. Because if the driver hadn’t, who knows what might have happened. The motorist is credited with discovering the lightly traveled road was washed out and was able to stop in time after seeing the large hole in the road ahead of him, according to Supervisor Bob Green.... more
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