Category: Phelps

High-level felony arrests made after special investigation, search in Phelps

High-level felony arrests made after special investigation, search in Phelps

Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports the arrest of two Phelps residents on felony drug charges after an investigation by the Special Investigations Unit. Timothy Wright, 32, and Alicia Wright, 33, both of Phelps were charged with second-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Three major land purchases that shaped our region (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Three major land purchases that shaped our region (podcast)

This episode puts a focus on the three major land purchases that shaped the future of the Finger Lakes region. They include the Phelps-Gorham Purchase, the Watkins & Flint Purchase, and the Boston Ten Townships. Join Seneca County Historian Walter Gable to ... MORE
Firefighters battle house fire hours before getting married i

Firefighters battle house fire hours before getting married in Ontario County over the weekend

Hours after working a house fire together in Ontario County two members of the Oaks Corners Fire Department were married on Saturday. The department shared congratulations on Facebook for Deputy Chief Zachery Rey and EMS Captain Danielle Rey on their wedding. The ... MORE
Fire, Life, Ontario County, Phelps
Deputies: Felony aggravated DWI charge for Bloomfield driver after 7Eleven stop

Deputies: Felony aggravated DWI charge for Bloomfield driver after 7Eleven stop

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Bloomfield driver after a traffic stop at a 7-Eleven gas station on Route 318 in Phelps. Deputies say Kolleen Simmons, 26, of Bloomfield was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, felony aggravated ... MORE
Police: Phelps man violates protective order, attacks person in Canandaigua

Police: Phelps man violates protective order, attacks person in Canandaigua

Deputies say a 26-year-old Phelps man violated a court order and attacked a person in Canandaigua. Chad Featherly, 26, was arrested on several charges following two separate incidents at a Camelot Court residence. Investigators say Featherly was repeatedly sending text messages to ... MORE
Phelps teen ticketed after crash on Rt. 488 in Ontario County

Phelps teen ticketed after crash on Rt. 488 in Ontario County

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office responded to a personal injury crash on Thursday along with a number of other first responders. Morgan Scofield, 18, of Phelps was attempting to turn out of a driveway onto Route 488 when Gabrielle Young, 25, of ... MORE
Phelps woman admits to stealing $760K from employer in Waterloo

Phelps woman admits to stealing $760K from employer in Waterloo

A Phelps woman has admitted to writing herself more than $760,000 in checks on behalf of her former employer Finger Lakes Conveyers. Karen Owens admitted to the crimes, which she said happened between 2011 and 2017. Finger Lakes Conveyers is located in ... MORE
Waterloo man identified as fugitive, wanted in Tennessee for aggravated robbery

Waterloo man identified as fugitive, wanted in Tennessee for aggravated robbery

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 36-year-old Waterloo resident following a traffic stop on State Route 96. Alexander LeRoy, 36, of Waterloo was stopped in the town of Phelps for failing to keep right, moving from lane unsafely, ... MORE
Oaks Corners Post Office shuts down, residents scramble to get mail in Phelps

Oaks Corners Post Office shuts down, residents scramble to get mail in Phelps

How do you get your mail? In the hamlet of Oaks Corners people go to the post office to get it. There is no delivery, and now, the post office doesn’t even have a home. It operated out of a residence on ... MORE
News, Ontario County, Phelps
Deputies: Phelps man charged with grand larceny after investigation

Deputies: Phelps man charged with grand larceny after investigation at rental property in Ontario County

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 32-year-old Phelps man following an investigation into trees that were cut down at a property without consent. Raymond Tortorello Jr., 32, of Phelps is accused of requesting a group of workers cut ... MORE
Ontario County Board of Supervisors implements hiring freeze at lengthy meeting

Ontario County Board of Supervisors implements hiring freeze

The Ontario County Board of Supervisors met Thursday making significant moves amid concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board originally planned to meet at the Finger Lakes Community College, but the meeting was held online via the WebEx conferencing service due to ... MORE
Deputies: Phelps man took vehicle without owner’s permission

Deputies: Phelps man took vehicle without owner’s permission

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Phelps man following an investigation into a vehicle that was used without permission. Seth Heers, 23, was charged with third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Thursday. Heers is accused of ... MORE
Sheriff: SWAT team executes search in Phelps resulting in felony charge

Sheriff: SWAT team executes search in Phelps resulting in felony drug arrest

Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports that on Wednesday members of the Special Investigations Unit and SWAT team executed a search warrant resulting in felony charges. The search of a County Road 25 home in the town of Phelps occurred at an undisclosed time ... MORE
Deputies: Phelps man charged with aggravated DWI after property damage crash

Deputies: Phelps man charged with aggravated DWI after property damage crash

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 57-year-old Phelps resident following a property damage accident on Melvin Hill Road. William Charles Oaks, 57, of Phelps was charged with aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, and ... MORE
Midlakes sixth grader qualifies for National Geographic’s GeoBee

Midlakes sixth grader qualifies for National Geographic’s GeoBee

A sixth grader from Midlakes is the first elementary student from the district to qualify for the National Geographic GeoBee New York State Competition. State champions will receive a medal, $1,000 in cash, and other prizes. They will also win a trip ... MORE