City Man Charged Following Burglary

A Jamestown man was charged early Thursday morning after allegedly breaking into a U.S. News store and stealing several items.

According to Jamestown Police, Patrick J. Blakemore, 35, reportedly made his way into the store, located at 111 W. Third St., by kicking the glass out of the front door at around 1:10 a.m. He then entered the store and removed several items without paying for them, police said.

Blakemore fled the scene, but was located and taken into custody a short distance away.

He was charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief and petit larceny.

Blakemore, as is typical with many small-time offenders, is no stranger to the law.

On June 9, he faced trespassing and harassment charges after he reportedly forced his way into a city residence and punched an individual in the face.

In August 2010, he was charged with petit larceny after reportedly shoplifitng from the Rite Aid on South Main Street.

Blakemore is currently in the city jail pending arraignment.