City Man Charged After Unhooking Gas Line

A Jamestown man is facing a host of charges after police say he unhooked a stove’s gas line in an attempt to harm those inside.

Held for arraignment was Justin B. Traver, no age given, after officers with the Jamestown Police Department were called at 6:48 p.m. Friday to 11 W. 10th St. for a reported disorderly male. Police learned Traver, who was found outside the home when officers arrived, allegedly unhooked the gas line with people still inside.

The home’s occupants were removed from the residence, Jamestown police said in a press release.

Members of the Jamestown Fire Department arrived on scene and reconnected the gas line to the stove.

Following an investigation, police learned Traver allegedly threatened someone with a knife and poured lighter fluid onto a bed inside the home. The city man was taken into custody and transported to Jamestown City Jail.

Traver was charged with five counts of endangering the welfare of a child, reckless endangerment, first-degree menacing, third-degree criminal mischief, third-degree criminal tampering and obstructing governmental administration.

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