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Deputies: Hopewell blaze set by juvenile, home is ‘total loss’ (video)

One completely destroyed home, five individuals who narrowly escaped injury, and an active investigation. Those are the components of a structure fire on Route 488 in Hopewell, which was reported on Thursday afternoon around 1:40 p.m. Videos from the scene shows flames engulfing a single-story home, as well as a small shed. working structure fire on 488 in the town... more

The buzz on beekeeping: Keepers gather at FLCC

An estimated 300 to 400 beekeepers are poised to descend on the Finger Lakes Community College campus this Saturday. They’ll be attending the largest one-day beekeeping conference in upstate New York, according to Master Beekeeper Ben Carpenter of Hungry Bear Farms in Middlesex. “As a child we all learned how to care for a dog or a cat, but how... more

Marren to Casella officials: Be ‘honest’ with supervisors’ committee

Ontario County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jack Marren lectured Casella Waste Services officials Monday, telling them to be “forthright and honest” in dealing with the Planning & Environmental Quality Committee about the county landfill. Marren’s admonition came as landfill manager Rob Fadden gave the Casella operations report on the 389-acre county landfill in the town of Seneca to the committee... more

Dairy displeasure over time tweak

Sunday’s coming, and it’s going to hurt. Especially for area dairy farmers who may typically launch their work day at 3 or 4 a.m. They’ll have to dig deep to arrive an hour earlier when daylight saving time begins. The cows won’t be that happy about it either, according to John Mueller, manager of Willow Bend Farm in the town... more

Canandaigua man charged with DWI after Hopewell crash

A 73-year-old Canandaigua man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after an investigation into a one-car property damage accident on County Road 46 on Wednesday. Deputies say that Daniel Gerald Shelp, 73, was taken into custody without incident following the investigation into the accident in Hopewell. Help submitted to a breath test, which showed that he had a BAC of... more

Hopewell crash sends three to area hospitals on Sunday

Three people were sent to area hospitals after a two-car crash in Hopewell over the weekend. The accident happened on Sunday around 12:23 p.m. Deputies say Kelly Pielow, 62, of Penn Yan started into traffic from a stop sign at the intersection of Smith Road and County Road 4 — traveling north — when she was struck by a vehicle... more

Seneca Falls man possessed controlled substance during Hopewell traffic stop

Deputies say a 22-year-old Seneca Falls man was arrested in Ontario County over the weekend after a traffic stop on Route 21 in Hopewell. Nathan Lewis Smith, 22, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance following the traffic stop. He was issued an appearance ticket and will answer the charge at a later date. more

Casella, DEC trying to solve vexing problem of landfill litter in trees

A major wind storm on Jan. 5 caused havoc at the Ontario County Landfill on Routes 5& 20. High winds tore open holes in protective netting on the boundaries of the 389-acre landfill, allowing thousands of pieces of litter, mainly plastic shopping bags, to blow into nearby trees. Officials from Casella Waste Systems, operator of the landfill for Ontario County,... more

Canandaigua man becomes second arrest as part of investigation into stolen guns

A Canandaigua man was taken into custody on Monday as part of a stolen gun investigation, which was reported here on FL1 a couple weeks ago. Deputies arrested Travon Whitfield, 23, as part of the investigation into guns that were stolen from a Hopewell home back in January. He’s accused of buying one of the guns from a 21-year-old who... more

Deputies: Clifton Springs man hospitalized, charged with DWI after crash on Rt. 488

Deputies in Ontario County say a 21-year-old Clifton Springs resident was charged with driving while intoxicated after a personal injury accident on State Route 488 in Hopewell. Cody M. Sanford, 21, was charged with DWI after investigation revealed that he was under the influence of alcohol during the crash. State Route 488 was closed between Malone and Archer roads for... more

Deputies: Driver charged with DWAI after accident near Miami Motel in Hopewell

Deputies say a 23-year-old Rochester man was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs following a crash that happened near the Miami Motel on State Route 5&20 in Hopewell. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene along with the Hopewell Fire Department after receiving the report of a car, which had struck a tree on 5&20. Investigators... more

Lyons man received over $1K in public assistance illegally

Last week investigators with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 22-year-old Lyons resident for failing to report income, which resulted in unearned social services benefits. Jonathon David Jones, 22, of Lyons was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny after an investigation revealed that while receiving social service benefits — he failed to report two separate employments to the Department of... more

Deputies: Hopewell woman crashed vehicle, drove it down 5&20 on shredded tires

Deputies were called to a portion of State Route 5&20 in Hopewell during the early-morning hours of Saturday after receiving a complaint that a vehicle, which appeared to have been in an accident — was being driven on nothing more than rims. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office says deputies located the vehicle, which was traveling in the eastbound lane —... more

Deputies: Teen had sexual contact without victim’s consent in Ontario County

A 19-year-old Rochester man was arraigned in Hopewell Town Court on Tuesday after an investigation into a November incident. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of 19-year-old Reginald Castel, of Rochester for sexual misconduct. Deputies say the charge stems from an investigation into an incident where he had sexual contact with a 20-year-old female victim without her consent.... more

Deputies: Driver had BAC twice legal limit during Hopewell stop

Deputies say a 22-year-old Canandaigua man was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on Smith Road in Hopewell. Jaymin R. Ransom was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after the stop, which was initiated due to multiple vehicle and traffic violations. He was transported to the Ontario County Jail where he submitted to a breath test... more

Drivers escape injury after head-on crash in Canandaigua; one charged with DWI after investigation

On Thursday at approximately 5:56 p.m. members of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash at 3180 Hopkins Road in Canandaigua. According to deputies, it was determined that Christopher H. Griswold, 43, of Hopewell was operating a 2005 Hyundai Elantra, which struck a 2011 Ford Taurus driven by Brittany Cold, 28, of Canandaigua. The collision was a head-on,... more

Deputies seek out suspect involved in shooting dog in Hopewell

The Ontario County Humane Society and Sheriff’s Office are investigating an incident involving a dog named Ellie. The Humane Society reports that Ellie was found to have been shot at 2789 Smith Road in the Town of Hopewell. The incident took place after her owners let her outside. She was taken to Monroe Veterinary Services of Rochester, where she was... more
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