Area Police Reports

Pa. Man Sentenced To Decade In Prison On Meth Charge

The discovery of methamphetamine — along with ecstasy pills, a gun and cash — during a traffic stop in 2019 has netted a Pennsylvania man a 10-year prison sentence.

Jerry J. Roneker Jr., 43, of Corry, was sentenced before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo on a conviction of possessing with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

During a traffic stop March 9, 2019, Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies discovered a smoking pipe in the front seat of a vehicle being driven by Roneker. The stop occurred in the town of Chautauqua due to a traffic violation.

Two “large chunks of suspected methamphetamine” were found during a search of the vehicle, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

“During a pat down of the defendant, deputies located a loaded 9mm handgun,” the office said Friday in a news release. “A search of the vehicle led to the seizure of $10,210 in U.S. currency, suspected ecstasy pills, packaging materials, a digital scale, drug paraphernalia, Xanax pills, MDMA pills, Suboxone strips, and two hypodermic needles.”


¯ Jody Ingersoll, 53, no address listed, was charged with driving while intoxicated. Officers responded Wednesday at 5:31 p.m. to an accident that took place in the parking lot of 575 Convenience in the town. Officers spoke to Ingersoll, who caused the accident, and observed that Ingersoll reportedly exhibited signs of intoxication. Ingersoll was found to be under the influence of alcohol following a field sobriety test, and is scheduled to appear in Ellicott Town Court later.


¯ Jessie R. Jones, 47, of Jamestown, was charged with second-degree burglary and petit larceny. Officers responded at 11:51 p.m. Thursday to a Fairmount Avenue address for an unwanted person. It was learned that Jones unlawfully entered a vacant apartment and allegedly stole items before leaving. A short time later, officers received word of an unwanted person on Monroe Street, which was found to be Jones. He was taken into custody and held for arraignment.


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