Area Police

Three charged after meth found in traffic stop

JAMESTOWN — Three Pennsylvania residents are facing charges after methamphetamine was discovered in a traffic stop Wednesday in the city of Jamestown.

Kyle R. Hedderick, 26, of Union City, Pa., Lee D. Palmer, 27, of Elgin, Pa., and Emily E. Shultz, 19, of Corry, Pa., were all charged with second- and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, both felonies, as well as second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia.

Jamestown police stopped a vehicle Wednesday around 3 a.m. at the intersection of East Second and East Fourth streets for a traffic violation. Dispatch informed the officers that the operator of the vehicle — identified as Hedderick — had a warrant out for his arrest in Erie County, Pa., for violating probation.

While taking Hedderick into custody, officers noticed a container of suspected meth inside the vehicle. Upon further investigation, the officers found a pot of meth sticking out from the front passenger seat.

The other two passengers, Palmer and Schultz, were asked to exit the vehicle.

After securing the scene, the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement teams were called for assistance. A search warrant was secured, and upon further investigation, 4.3 grams of methamphetamine, 4 ounces of meth oil and drug paraphernalia were found in the vehicle.

All three were taken to Jamestown City Jail and held for arraignment.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

¯ RIPLEY — Michael T. Shrecengost, 40, of Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania was arrested Thursday on a parole warrant out of Pennsylvania.

Shrecengost was located at a residence on Jefferson Street, allegedly hiding in the upstairs closet.

He was arraigned in Ripley Town Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail without bail.

¯ CHARLOTTE — At about 1:50 a.m. on Thursday, deputies stopped a vehicle on Route 60 for an observed traffic infraction that occurred in Charlotte.

Upon further investigation it was found that the driver, Nicole E. Cruz, 31, of Randolph, was allegedly intoxicated. She was transported by ambulance to Brooks Memorial Hospital for treatment and later charged with driving while intoxicated, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle, speed in 55 mph zone and unregistered motor vehicle.

Cruz will answer her charges in Charlotte Town Court on a later date.

Fredonia Police

¯ Samuel Jung, 19, of Kenmore, was charged Dec. 10 with disorderly conduct and possession of a fake identification.

¯ Thomas Seelbinder, 35, of Fredonia, was charged Dec. 8 with two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief.

¯ Rico Cevedo, of Fredonia, was charged Dec. 2 with disorderly conduct and open container.