Local

Ithaca Police activate SWAT Team in response to domestic incident

Ithaca Police activate SWAT Team in response to domestic incident

A Newfield man’s actions at an Ithaca apartment Monday caused the Ithaca Police Department to activate its swat team.

At around 2 p.m. Monday, officers responded to a residence at Abbott Lane regarding a domestic incident. Police say that 33-year-old Ricky R. Stewart, Jr. entered his ex-girlfriend’s home without her consent and forcibly removed her from her own home while her three children were still inside.

He then barricaded himself inside of the apartment and refused to speak to police.

Officers cleared the nearby area of residents before sending in the IPD Swat Team to apprehend Stewart.

They discovered that a neighbor had lied to police about harboring Stewart. Charges against the neighbor are pending action in Ithaca City Court.

Stewart is charged with criminal contempt, burglary, and endangering the welfare of a child, the first two of which are felonies.

More Local Headlines

yesterday in Local

Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast

health

A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast.

yesterday in Local

Ithaca man arrested for driving drunk, fleeing scene of an accident

crime

State police arrested an Ithaca man on a DWI charge Thursday after they say he crashed his car and fled the scene of an accident.

Friday in Local

Toll violators could face registration suspensions

traffic

Drivers who repeatedly speed through New York state toll booths without a working E-ZPass would see their vehicle registrations suspended under legislation being considered by lawmakers.

Friday in Local

Trial for ex-Senate leader Bruno set for May

gavel2

When the former leader of New York's Senate goes to trial next month for the second time, he'll stand accused of only two charges under a revised fraud case alleging he took actual bribes or kickbacks.

Friday in Local

Western NY man dies in tractor accident

farm

Police say a 77-year-old western New York man is dead after being run over by a tractor.