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State Police: Hopewell man raped teen at underage drinking party

State Police: Hopewell man raped teen at underage drinking party
State Police say a 33-year-old Hopewell man was arrested after an investigation into an alleged rape and underage drinking. Troopers say Michael Socciarelli, 33, of Hopewell is accused of raping a 16-year-old while she was ... more
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Long-standing landfill air pollution dispute heads to federal appeals court

Long-standing landfill air pollution dispute heads to federal appeals court
Should state and federal regulators consider the Ontario County Landfill to be one or two separate entities for purposes of air-pollution permits? That question was raised eight years ago — and it’s still winding its ... more
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DEC cites Ontario County Landfill for permit violations

Residents continue to hear that Ontario County Landfill odors will worsen before they improve
As reported first in the Finger Lakes Times last week, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has cited Casella Waste Systems for two violations of its permit at the Ontario County Landfill. Casella has operated ... more
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Ontario Republicans endorse candidates for November elections

Ontario Republicans endorse candidates for November elections
The Ontario County Republican Committee recently endorsed candidates for Ontario County Judge, Sheriff, Treasurer and Coroner and Governor, State Senate and State Assembly. Trisha Turner, chair of the county committee, praised the committee members for ... more
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Canandaigua man flees accident scene, charged with DWI after being located

Deputies: Sodus man threw chair at family member, injured them
Deputies arrested a 45-year-old Canandaigua man following an accident on Route 5 in Hopewell early-Wednesday morning. Around 2:08 a.m. deputies were called to a single-car property damage crash on Route 5. They say the operator ... more
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Nesting and waiting for spring (photo)

Nesting and waiting for spring (photo)
This snowy spring nest was looking full in Hall. Photo by Karen Wermuth ... more
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Deputies: Hopewell blaze set by juvenile, home is ‘total loss’ (video)

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

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 ... more
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Canandaigua man charged with DWI after Hopewell crash

Police: Seneca Falls man accused of verbally, physically abusing child in Walmart
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 ... more
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Hopewell crash sends three to area hospitals on Sunday

Police: Civilian complaint of passed out driver leads to DWAI charge in Penn Yan
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 ... more
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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 ... more
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Casella, DEC trying to solve vexing problem of landfill litter in trees

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

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 ... more
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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 ... more
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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 ... more
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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 ... more
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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 ... more
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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 ... more
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Deputies: Driver had BAC twice legal limit during Hopewell stop

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, ... more
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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 ... more
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Deputies seek out suspect involved in shooting dog in Hopewell

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 ... more
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