Suspect Behind Bars After Stealing $50,000 Worth of Property

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - 50 grand in stolen property in Midland taken from RV's.

Police say they have the culprit behind bars on criminal mischief charges.

Police arrested 42 year old Jerry Ernest Ronk.

Investigators say he's been knocking off travel trailers parked at RV storage facilities from mid-November until just two days ago.

Police estimate Ronk is responsible for about 40 burglaries in Midland, Midland County, and in Odessa.

They say he stole more than 50-thousand dollars in property and caused 20-thousand dollars in damages to the travel trailers.

He's being held on a 100 thousand dollar bond.

Charges of burglary and theft are pending.