Area Police

Jamestown man allegedly caught with 25 bags of heroin in traffic stop

Police seized 25 bags of heroin Thursday after a traffic stop on North Main Street. A Jamestown man has been charged.

The arrest came minutes before 8 p.m., when members of the Jamestown Police Department and New York State Police pulled over 38-year-old Alexander M. Mercado for allegedly driving without a seat belt.

Further investigation revealed Mercado allegedly had a suspended license and was carrying 25 bags of heroin.

Mercado was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, aggravated unlicensed operation and no seat belt. He is currently being held by police and awaiting arraignment in Jamestown City Court.

Anyone with information on the illegal sales or trafficking of narcotics in the Jamestown area can contact the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force anonymous tip line at 483-TIPS (8477) or leave a tip on the department’s Tip 411 App. All tips are kept confidential.

Police find loaded gun in alcohol-fueled domestic call

JAMESTOWN — Two Jamestown residents landed in jail Thursday night after a booze-filled domestic dispute in front of two children.

At about 10:30 p.m., Jamestown police responded to 406 E. Fourth St. for a reported domestic dispute. Inside, they allegedly found Erik V. Morrison, 29, assaulting 23-year-old Theresa M. Marsh.

Two children, ages 4 and 7, were reportedly witnessing the incident.

Morrison, who was allegedly intoxicated, was taken into custody. Marsh, also allegedly intoxicated, became combative with police and attempted to push them out of the apartment.

Officers later located a loaded pistol in the residence within reach of the children.

Morrison was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, assault, unlawful imprisonment and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Marsh was charged with obstructing governmental administration, criminal possession of a weapon and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Both are awaiting arraignment in Jamestown City Jail.

Child Protective Services is currently investigating the incident. Both children were unharmed and are staying with relatives, police said.