Two Jamestown Men Charged Following Early Morning Incidents

Two Jamestown men were charged with obstructing governmental administration and other charges following two separate incidents early Sunday morning.

The first incident, Jamestown police said in a news release, occurred at 12:07 a.m. when police were alerted to a suspicious male who entered 7-Eleven on North Main Street.

According to a police report, Daniel J. Thomas, 43, of Prendergast Avenue, allegedly was dressed in a long trench coat and his face was covered. Officers attempted to identify Thomas, who refused to show police his hands.

Thomas then fled the convenience store and ran to Family Video, also on North Main Street. The Jamestown man struggled with police and again attempted to flee when patted down for weapons, police said.

Thomas resisted arrest and further fought with officers. He was eventually charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest.

Thomas was transported to Jamestown City Jail.

At 2:24 a.m. Sunday, officers were dispatched to Willard Street for a report of an assault in progress. Police found Jonathan M. Martinelli, 20, and a female victim on Tower Street.

An investigation found that Martinelli held the female victim against her will before she was able to escape. Police said he was uncooperative and attempted to leave when questioned.

The Jamestown man was charged with obstructing governmental administration, unlawful imprisonment and disorderly conduct. He was transported to City Jail without incident.