Man Charged After Allegedly Setting Jamestown Apartment Fire

JAMESTOWN – A 41-year-old man is facing charges allegedly setting a Jamestown apartment a blaze and then barricading himself inside.

Jamestown Police allege Edwin Sanchez displayed a knife towards firefighters responding to 4 Hall Ave. just after 7:30 a.m. on Friday.

A person living in the upper apartment called 911 after police say they reported hearing a smoke alarm sounding off downstairs.

Firefighters made entry into the lower apartment where officers allege Sanchez displayed the knife towards the crew attempting to rescue him. Sanchez then, police say, barricade himself inside.

Police were able to safely take Sanchez into custody without further incident inside the apartment.

Officers say he was transported to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital where he was treated and released.

Investigators allege Sanchez set the fire intentionally. He is charged with second-degree arson, first-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree criminal mischief, obstructing fire fighting operations and second-degree menacing.



  1. Thats how you know our news is fake Edwin had a hot pan w grease neither Falconer Fire depth or Jamestown give out fire extinguishers for grease fires.Edwin panicked and thru the could happen to anyone.he wS in his own home the police barged into the house which they should have because of the situation however arresting a man for arson defemation of character was wrong.

  2. Christina your the biggest idiot! If you, Edwin the rest of the low lifes stopped doing drugs this scumbag stuff wouldnt be happening. Meth sucks… fire was no accident!

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