ENFIELD, N.Y.—A burglary and search drew a large police presence to the Town of Enfield Wednesday afternoon resulting in one arrest, Tompkins County Sheriff Derek Osborne wrote in a press release Wednesday.

Osborne wrote that the homeowner on Weatherby Road noticed a burglary in progress on his home surveillance camera app around 1:37 p.m. The homeowner was in Lansing at work at the time, and saw “two male subjects inside his home carrying long guns,” Osborne said.

Police arrived but the suspects had left the house. After a search of the area, Osborne said they found one suspect, William Hildreth, of Newfield. Hildreth, 34, was arrested and charged with first degree burglary, second degree criminal possession of a weapon, and seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

The other suspect was not caught and is not believed to be in the area anymore, Osborne said. An identification was not provided. He also said that of the two long guns seen on the surveillance camera, one was owned by the homeowner and the other was owned by the suspects.

“Both firearms were recovered from inside the residence by law enforcement. It was evident that the two left them behind when fleeing the scene,” Osborne said. “This, and other undisclosed evidence, lead us to believe that the second suspect is no longer possessing a firearm.”

Osborne said the Department of Emergency Response, the New York State Police, and the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office all assisted.

Matt Butler

Matt Butler is the Managing Editor at the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at mbutler@ithacavoice.com