Area Police Reports

City Man Sentenced In December Burglary Case

By The Post-Journal


A Jamestown man charged in a December burglary incident was sentenced Monday to 2 1/2 to 5 years in prison.

The Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office said 30-year-old Mark E. Barnhart Jr. previously pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary. The city man had been facing a host of charges, including second-degree burglary, fourth-degree grand larceny, petit larceny, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

Jamestown police had been called Dec. 13, 2020, to a reported burglary at a Winsor Street home. An investigation found that Barnhart allegedly stolen property from the residence and fled before officers arrived. Barnhart was located a short distance away with the property and taken into custody.

The Jamestown Police Department assisted in the investigation, the DA’s office said.


Woman tied to city meth ring sentenced

By The Post-Journal


A 26-year-old New Jersey woman was sentenced to five years in prison for her role in a “major Jamestown area methamphetamine ring,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Monday.

Alexis Hall was sentenced before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo following a conviction on conspiring to possess with intent to distribute, and distributing, 5 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Between March 2017 and October 2018, Hall allegedly conspired with 15 other co-defendants to operate a drug trafficking organization, primarily involving the distribution of methamphetamine, in the Jamestown area. During the execution of search warrants throughout the investigation, law enforcement officers recovered 10 firearms and multiple rounds of ammunition, over 20 cellular telephones, drug paraphernalia, and U.S. currency.

All 16 defendants charged in this case have been convicted. Hall is the seventh defendant to be sentenced.



¯ Jarrell D. Debose Sparks, 28, and Natasha E. Luce, 28, both of Jamestown, were each charged with third-degree assault. Officers responded at 2:22 a.m. Saturday to West Eighth Street for a reported domestic dispute. It was learned that Sparks and Luce each struck one another, causing injury during the dispute. Both were transported to Jamestown City Jail and held for arraignment.

¯ Christopher D. Toole, no age, of Jamestown, was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and aggravated family offense. Officers were called at 2:30 a.m. Sunday to a reported domestic violence incident on the west side of the city. A woman told officers she was pinned down on her bed against her will. It was later learned that there was an order of protection on Toole to refrain from any physical contact with the victim.


¯ Nicole L. Bartlow, 35, and Justin A. Anderson, 31, both of Jamestown, were charged with third-degree burglary and petit larceny. Anderson and Bartlow were observed at 9:10 p.m. Friday concealing items in backpacks at Walmart and fled to the store. The pair was located on Southwestern Drive and in possession of stolen Walmart property. Anderson and Bartlow were processed and scheduled to appear in Busti Town Court later.


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