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City Man Again Charged After Sidewalk Painting Incident

Jamestown police P-J file photo

A Jamestown man already arrested 11 times this year appears to have made it a perfect dozen after allegedly painting on the sidewalk earlier this week.

In a news release, the Jamestown Police Department announced the arrest of 42-year-old Patrick J. Blakemore. The city man was briefly jailed after painting on the sidewalk around 10:12 p.m. Sunday in front of Forte on East Third Street.

Blakemore was processed and released with a ticket to appear in Jamestown City Court on a charge of third-degree criminal tampering. Blakemore is also facing charges for incidents Friday and Saturday.

Officers were called around 7:30 p.m. on Friday to CVS, 19 S. Main St., for reports of a disorderly person. Police identified Blakemore as the person causing the disturbance inside the store, and advised him he would be taken into custody if he did not leave the store.

Less than 10 minutes later, JPD said in a news release, Blakemore again entered the store and caused a disturbance. The city man then attempted to leave while officers were investigating.

Blakemore briefly struggled with officers before being taken into custody. He was processed on charges of trespassing, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest and then released.

Around 6 p.m. Saturday, officers were summoned to 7-Eleven on North Main Street for a shoplifting complaint. The investigation was the sixth call for service since 3 p.m. that day involving Blakemore, though the department did not specify what occurred during the other calls.

The department said the string of arrests are the result of the state’s bail reform law, which releases those charged with non-violent crimes as they await further court proceedings.

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