Trying to steal a purse in the South Side Plaza has led to several charges for a Jamestown man.
Adam J. Kidd, 31, of Jamestown was charged with unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, second-degree reckless endangerment, obstruction of governmental administration, criminal mischief, multiple vehicle and traffic charges and third-degree robbery at 10:10 a.m. Thursday.
According to police, Jamestown police officers were dispatched to the South Side Plaza for a report of a person seen smashing a window out of a vehicle in the parking lot. The driver fled the scene in a silver colored SUV before police arrived, but a description of the vehicle and the man were broadcast to officers, who spotted the car a short time late near Winsor Street.
When officers tried to pull the vehicle over, the driver refused to stop and hit an unmarked Jamestown Police Department unit. Kidd continued through several city streets on the south side before driving out of the city on Forest Avenue. Officers from the Lakewood-Busti Police Department and the New York State Police deployed stop sticks in Busti, which deflated one of Kidd's tires and stopped the vehicle on Busti-Sugar Grove Road. Kidd then led officers on a short foot chase where he was caught in a field and identified as Kidd.
More charges are expected from Jamestown, Lakewood-Busti and the Town of Ellicott Police for other charges unrelated to this incident. Kidd is being held in the city jail awaiting arraignment.