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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

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

Bloomfield man charged with DWAI after rollover accident

A 31-year-old Bloomfield man was charged with driving while ability impaired, and was also cited for driving with a suspended license after a rollover accident on State Route 21 in Manchester on Saturday. Deputies say the accident happened around 11:42 pm when Jonah P. Trauntman, 31, of Bloomfield was traveling down Route 21 when his vehicle went off the road... more

West Bloomfield fire remains under investigation

On Friday around 9:18 pm crews were called to 8605 County Rd. 14 in West Bloomfield for a reported fire. Deputies say Haroutun M. Babigian, 25, of Ionia had arrived home and found his residence to be filled with smoke. They say the smoke appeared to be originating from the basement of the home. Ionia and West Bloomfield Fire Departments... more

Group advertises major savings if every Ontario Co. village dissolved

Dissolving is a good idea, according to one group out of Ontario County. The Ontario County Values, Inc. an independent and not-for-profit corporation was recently formed to study and compare the costs of local government services in Ontario County. The latest study — aptly named “The Value of Villages” shows the likely average savings that would accrue to each village... more

Honeoye man facing charges after 20 guns found in storage unit

On March 25th deputies in Ontario County arrested a 55-year-old Honeoye man after he was found to be possessing six handguns and 14 long-guns in a rented storage unit. Investigators arrested John J. Cheer Jr., 55, of Honeoye for third-degree criminal possession of a weapon on January 5th for possessing a handgun after being convicted of an unrelated felony in... more

Bloomfield man crashes into ditch; charged with aggravated DWI

Deputies in Ontario County say that a 24-year-old Bloomfield man is facing an aggravated DWI charge after a crash on East Lake Rd. Jacob L. Nichols, 24, of Bloomfield was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after he was traveling northbound on East Lake Rd. in Richmond — and lost control of the vehicle. He crashed into a ditch, and... more

Farmington man possessed crack cocaine during traffic stop

A Farmington man is facing a drug charge after deputies in Ontario County conducted a traffic stop on Whalen Rd. John B. Fox, 46, of Farmington was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after he was found to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol during a traffic stop. Deputies say they found crack cocaine on... more
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