Police Charge Jamestown Man In Wednesday Pursuit, Crash

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JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown man is facing multiple charges after Jamestown Police say he led them on a vehicle pursuit Wednesday morning. 

Jamestown Police say they were called to help a citizen who was following a vehicle that had allegedly committed a burglary in the Town of Kiantone. Police say they tried to stop the driver, Stephen C. Dean, 41, on the City’s west side.

Police say Dean failed to comply and began to flee, traveling onto West Second Street where he collided with several construction signs at West Second Street at Lafayette Street. From there, the vehicle continued through the downtown area passing several red lights.

Police say the vehicle then drove up Potters Alley and onto East Fifth Street where it collided with an east bound vehicle. Dean allegedly attempted to flee on foot and was arrested in the 7/11 parking lot.

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An occupant of the eastbound vehicle that was struck was taken to UPMC Chautauqua via ambulance. The condition of that occupant is not known but police say it is not believed to be serious.

Dean was not injured and is facing multiple charges including failure to comply, obstructing governmental administration, and numerous traffic infractions.

This investigation is continuing and additional charges are expected. The New York State Police are also investigating the burglary that had occurred in the Town of Kiantone and charges from that incident are expected via the NYSP.


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