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JPD identifies suspect in Meth. Lab explosion and fire...

Jamestown police investigators have now identified the man who was reportedly burned when an alleged Methamphetime Lab on the city's northside exploded late last month.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says they identified 43 year-old Christopher Swanson during the course of interviews... and, other evidence found during the investigation.  Samuelson says Swanson was treated at a local hospital following the November 20th incident at 824 Prendergast Avenue.  He adds the suspect is at-large... and, they're asking for the public's help in the case.  He says Swanson is a white male... about 5-foot-8 inches tall... and 160 pounds.  Samuelson says he has brownish, blond hair -- ususally in a pony-tail.  If you have any information on Swanson's whereabouts... call the JPD tip-line at 483-TIPS... that's 483-8477.     

Four teens arrested for alleged arson fire on Jamestown's westside...

Four city teens have been arrested for allegedly setting fire to a vacant house on Jamestown's westside yesterday afternoon.  Police Captain Bob Samuelson says the blaze was called in shortly after 5 p.m. at 44 West Ninth Street... and, city fire crews saw fire and heavy smoke coming from the first floor on arrival.  He says they had the fire in the condemned home under control quickly... and, investigators say witnesses spotted the four youths leaving the home shortly before the first was called in.  Samuelson says two 16 year-olds who were allegedly involved face Felony arson and burglary charges.  A 14 year-old, and 13 year-old who were also allegedly involved were released to their parents... and, their cases will be petitioned to family court.


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WJTN News Headlines for Jan. 15, 2021

The Chautauqua County Health Department is reporting a 47th COVID-19 related death from Thursday... along with 105 new cases of the virus.  Health officials say there have now been 5,302 confirme...

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