Two City Residents Charged With Gun, Drug Possession
Three people face charges after an incident early Friday morning that began when a man pointed a gun at another person in the lower apartment at 601 Lafayette St.
Jamestown police responded to the apartment at 3:22 a.m. after a caller said a gun was being pointed at someone in the apartment. The caller identified the person with the gun as Juan Tufino.
Officers arrived and made contact with a group of adults and children who had gathered outside. When officers approached, a man ran away and was chased by officers. That man was identified as Jean C. Jimenez Camacho, 27, was charged with obstructing governmental administration and taken to the city jail.
During a safety check of the apartment, officers report finding Tufino in a back bedroom. He was charged initially with violating a valid order of protection from Jamestown City Court to stay away from the apartment.
Jamestown police report receiving limited cooperation from the people who live in the apartment, so they obtained a search warrant from Jamestown City Court. During the search, officers found two loaded handguns, heroin, cocaine and a large quantity of drug-packing materials.
As a result, Juan A. Tufino Jr. was charged with multiple counts of endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (heroin), third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, obstructing governmental administration and criminally using drug paraphernalia.
A woman who lives in the apartment, Sasha L. Montanez, 30, was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a firearm, fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (heroin), third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), criminally using drug paraphernalia and multiple counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
Tufino Jr., Montanez and Camacho were all taken to the Jamestown City Jail until they could be arraigned.
Anyone who may have information on the illegal sales and trafficking of narcotics in the Jamestown area is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Anonymous Tip Line at 483-8477, through the department’s Facebook page and the department’s Tips 411 app. All tips are kept confidential.