Resident Arrested After Refusing To Vacate Condemned Apartment

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JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – A Jamestown resident is accused of refusing to vacate a rundown Downtown apartment condemned by the Department of Development.

On Thursday afternoon city code enforcement, the Jamestown Fire and Police Departments evacuated “The Jungle” and “Noe Place Apartments” at 209 Spring Street after the building was condemned.

Michael Saxon, officers report, barricaded inside of his unit blocking the door with a refrigerator.

After around a 20-minute standoff where officers attempted to de-escalate the situation, Saxon allegedly became hostile towards officers and continued to refuse to leave.

Police then forced the door open and was able to take the 43-year-old into custody without injury.

Saxon has since been released with an appearance ticket for criminal trespass and obstructing governmental administration.


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