Search warrant leads to drug, firearm charges in Enfield

On Monday around 5:08 am members of the Ithaca Police Department SWAT Team, Ithaca Police Department Investigations Division, Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police served a narcotics search warrant at 1718 Mecklenburg Rd. in Enfield. The SWAT team secured the residence and two occupants, one being the defendant — later identified as Carl L. Williams. The residence... more

Tompkins Co. dealing with more overdoses by the day

After officials released information outlining the possibility of eight overdoses in a short period of time — Ithaca and Tompkins County added another potential two overdoses to that list. Heroin has become one of the biggest, if not the outright biggest fight that local and state officials are trying to combat. The Ithaca Voice has extended coverage on the recent... more

AUDIT: Enfield purchases needed more oversight

An audit released Tuesday by the office of New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli reveals the Enfield Town Board did not provide adequate oversight of some town purchases in 2016. The audit said town officials did not seek competition for some professional services, and did not follow the town’s procurement policy on the purchase of heat oil and sand,... more

Enfield man charged with assault after domestic incident

An 29-year-old Enfield man was charged with assault following a domestic incident, according to deputies in Tompkins County. Deputies say that on January 9th around 6:40 pm they were called to an address on Willow Hill Drive in Enfield for a reported domestic incident. Subsequent to the investigation, Christopher E. Clark, 29, of Enfield was charged with third-degree assault, and... more

Indictment: Man allegedly burglarizes, robs couple’s Enfield home gunpoint

An Ithaca man was indicted on Thursday morning in the Tompkins County Court with charges of burglary, robbery, and criminal possession of a weapon. Benjamin Spradlin, 40, was reported to have broken into a couple’s residence in Enfield on November 12th. Court documents show that Spradlin entered the home around 5:30 pm and demanded money from the couple. IthacaVoice.com: Read... more

Elderly couple robbed at gunpoint during Enfield home invasion

An elderly man and woman were robbed at gunpoint during a home invasion Saturday night in Enfield, New York State Police confirmed. Benjamin Spradlin, 40, of Ithaca, has been charged with felony second-degree robbery after being arrested in the city of Ithaca around 7 p.m. Saturday. IthacaVoice.com: Read More more

Police: Newfield man accused of threatening woman with bat, damaging property

A Newfield man is facing charges after police say he threatened a woman with a bat and damaged property at a Groton home this week. New York State Troopers responded to a Groton home at 12:48 a.m. Monday on School Street after receiving reports of a domestic dispute, police said. Read more on this story from the Ithaca Voice: Read... more

Is controversial Enfield wind farm project finally coming to a head?

There has been relatively little movement on the controversial Black Oak Wind Farm project proposed in Enfield in recent months, but the project may be approaching the finish line of its a 10-plus-year long trek this week. On Wednesday, at a special meeting of the Enfield town board, the board will consider granting final approvals for the project. Ithaca Voice:... more

Ithaca woman leaves scene of accident, causes second accident, later charged with felony DWI

On August 26, at approximately 10:11 pm New York State Police arrested an Ithaca woman on felony aggravated DWI charges after causing one accident, leaving the scene, and causing a second accident. State Police say that Christine Bankert-Wray, 46, of Ithaca was arrested after leaving the scene of a one car accident, which occurred on Macklenberg Road. By the time... more