TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y.—The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary in progress on July 27 at the RaNic Golf Club in the Town of Ithaca.

Employees at the club had arrived at work and interrupted the burglary and were able to provide the sheriff’s office with descriptions of the suspects as well as the vehicle they had left the scene in, which was found a short time later in a residence on Robins Way in the Town of Lansing.

Investigation at Robins Way led to identification of the three possible suspects. One had fled the residence on foot, another was hiding in a closet and the third was taken into custody without incident. Stolen items including a firearm were recovered, and the suspects’ possible involvement in other local recent burglaries is being investigated.

The suspects were identified as 22-year-old Dionte Henry, 19-year-old Sky Volckhausen and 22-year-old Joshua Payne, all of Ithaca.

Henry and Volckhausen were both charged with burglary in the third degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. They were both arraigned in Centralized Arraignment Court and are being held at the Tompkins County Jail, Henry on $2,500 cash and $5,000 bond, and Volckhausen without bail.

Payne was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree and criminal possession of stolen property, and was arraigned in Centralized Arraignment Court before being held at the Tompkins County Jail on $2,500 cash and $5,000 bond.

The Cornell University Police are investiating a burglary that occurred prior to arrests at the Cornell Golf Course Moakley House, and charges are expected. Cayuga Heights Police are investigating a burglary that occurred in a similar timeframe at the First Congregational Church, and charges are expected as well.

Zoë Freer-Hessler

Zoë Freer-Hessler is a general assignment reporter for the Ithaca Voice. She has covered a wide range of topics since joining the news organization in November 2021. She can be reached at zhessler@ithacavoice.com...