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Man Who Struck Police Vehicle Jailed

A Jamestown man who struck a patrol car during a police pursuit late Sunday has been jailed on a host of charges.

Officers took 27-year-old Samuel Gagliano into custody after initially attempting to stop him around 7 p.m. for driving recklessly in the area of South Main and Harrison streets. Gagliano reportedly refused to stop, “driving recklessly and striking another traveling vehicle in the area of Fairmount Avenue and Whitley Avenue,” the Jamestown Police Department said in a news release. “The vehicle continued on to an address on Catlin Avenue, where the operator then intentionally rammed a Jamestown Police vehicle causing heavy damage to a police cruiser.”

Gagliano reportedly fled the vehicle and ran into a nearby residence. He was eventually taken into custody and later transported to Jamestown City Jail on charges of second-degree criminal mischief, first-degree reckless endangerment, unlawfully fleeing a police officer and numerous vehicle and traffic violations.

The city man was being held until he could be arraigned in Jamestown City Court.

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