Canandaigua man charged with DWI after traffic stop

State Police in Canandaigua arrested a 42-year-old driver after a traffic stop was executed on February 15th. Police say Richard S. Padgham, 42, of Canandaigua was charged with driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop, which was initiated due to a missing headlight. Upon investigation it was determined that Padgham was under the influence of alcohol. Troopers performed field sobriety... more

Feeling the fire, seeing regrowth at Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor

Back in the 1600s, a French settler, perhaps someone actively involved in the lively fur trade of the era, described the vast grasslands, surrounded by large oak trees, that served as a vibrant center for the Seneca people. This native grass — not the green, manicured sod of a suburban yard — grew as tall as a man, according to... more

Police: Victor duo busted for trafficking Vicodin pills in Canandaigua

On February 14th at approximately 3:51 p.m. police arrested a Victor duo after an investigation into the sale of Vicodin pills in Canandaigua. Kathryn Lafler, 34, and 37-year-old David Lafler both of Victor were charged with fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. It’s alleged that the defendants sold hydrocodone pills (Vicodin) on multiple occasions while in Canandaigua. The arrest... more

Changes for lululemon, Bath & Body Works stores at Eastview Mall

Several stores are announcing additions or permanent residency at Eastview Mall in Victor. On Thursday, lululemon said it become a permanent tenant at the mall. It will take on a new 3,600 square foot store, formerly occupied by Bath & Body Works, near the Starbucks Court across from Apple. Bath & Body Works will be moving into a new space... more

Fairport teen charged with endangering child after instructing 11-year-old to steal

On Monday a Airport resident was arrested after a larceny investigation at Victor Schools on High Street. The larceny incident allegedly took place on January 18th, according to deputies. Laura A. Pesantes, 19, was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and endangering the welfare of a child. Deputies say she instructed an 11-year-old child to steal an item... more

Ontario Sheriff: Busy month for law enforcement in month of January

Sheriff Philip C. Povero reports the following statistics for the the month of January 2018, from the divisions of the Ontario County Office of Sheriff: The 9-1-1 Center processed a total of 14,081 events, including 7,050 events for the sheriff’s office and state police, 1,145 calls for emergency medical services, 395 calls for fire departments, 3,298 events for the Canandaigua... more

Victor man charged with endangering after report of family trouble

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that a 33-year-old Victor resident was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after a reported domestic incident. Deputies say they charged Robert Lee Hester, 33, of Victor with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child after a reported family trouble at his home in Victor on Tuesday. He was taken... more

Suspended Victor postal carrier now faces drug charge

A suspended U.S. Postal Service worker,accused of stealing gift cards and cash from holiday mail was arrested today by state police for allegedly possessing a narcotic drug. James J. Ludwig, 45, of Fairport, is charged with seventh-degreee criminal possession of an undisclosed controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor. Calls placed to state police to learn the drug involved had not... more

Shortsville-Marion duo arrested on drug charges after traffic stop involving child

Deputies say a Wayne County woman and a Wayne County woman are both facing several charges after both were found possessing drugs while a child was with them. Deputies say Kristen Moran, 22, of Shortsville and Kayla Schojoan, 24, of Marion were arrested after a traffic stop on State Route 96 in Victor on Friday. Deputies say they noticed a... more

Feds: USPS mail carrier stole cash, gift cards in Ontario County

Authorities say a Victor U.S. Postal Service employee faces charges for stealing mail. James Ludwig, 45, is accused of stealing mail while working as a mail carrier on a route in Victor. Federal prosecutors didn’t release many details about the investigation, but did note that the arrest stems from a number of complaints about missing mail. Investigators determined that the... more

Parks homestead to get the Royal treatment in Victor

What do a stately centuries-old homestead and a state-of-the-art Royal Car Wash have in common? They’ll soon be sharing the same address at the corner of Route 96 and Rowley Road in Victor. Thanks to two years of creative problem-solving by developers, historians and local officials, Victor Town Planning Board members voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a site plan application... more

Trio charged in Kohl’s larceny investigation in Victor

Three people were arrested after a larceny complaint was filed at the Kohl’s store in Victor on January 19th. Deputies say None N. Wiggins, 19, Shamya I. Brown, 18, and Takier D. Lane, 35, were all arrested for fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Lane was issued an appearance ticket and will answer the charge in Victor Town Court. However,... more

Finger Lakes Racetrack to go turf? Officials, stakeholders talk multi-million dollar project

Is a turf race course coming to Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack? According to BloodHorse.com industry executives in New York are pressing ahead with an effort to build a turf course at Finger Lakes Racetrack, which has seen racing handle slide over the years amid smaller field sizes and new competition for gambling dollars upstate. The plan is built into... more

State Police: Victor mom tried to pick up child from daycare while drunk

State Police say they arrested a Victor woman on Thursday after she attempted to pick up her child from a Victor day care facility while drunk. State Police responded to the report of an intoxicated person at the facility in Victor, where they interviewed Stephanie Kukurudza. The 39-year-old Victor resident was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated. The charges will... more

More time granted for Apple Farm reboot

More than a year after its retail store was destroyed by fire, The Apple Farm on Route 444 is still operating out of an existing storage and production building. On Tuesday, Victor Town Planning Board members gave operator Bejan Bahai the go-ahead to continue doing so for the next six months — and indefinitely, if he can raise the funding... more

The Apple Farm goes before Victor Town Planning Board

As the owners of The Apple Farm in Victor looks to rebuild their business after a devastating fire in 2016, the town is looking to help. Tuesday, one of the farm's owners went before the town’s planning board for permission to run The Apple Farm’s retail operations out of the storage and production building on a permanent basis, and to... more

Victor woman faces drug charge after traffic stop

A 20-year-old Victor woman was arrested on multiple charges following a traffic stop in Canandaigua. According to police, Alexandria N. Slezak, 20, of Victor was charged with seventh-degree criminal possesion of a controlled substance, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operator, unlicensed operator and failure to obey a traffic control device. The charges stem from a traffic stop after making a right turn... more
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