Jamestown firefighter placed on unpaid leave

JAMESTOWN — A member of the Jamestown Fire Department charged following a domestic incident last month has been placed on an unpaid leave of absence.

Harry Snellings, Jamestown Police Department chief and city public safety director, said Ryan DiDomenico has been placed on a 30-day suspension without pay pending a civil service hearing. Snellings said the suspension was effective Feb. 20.

Jamestown police were summoned Feb. 17 to a residence at 23 Alfred St. around 8 p.m. for a report of a domestic dispute.

Upon arrival, police located a woman who alleged her boyfriend, DiDomenico, 35, and a city firefighter, held her down on the floor against her will and brandished a handgun. During the altercation, a single round was fired from the handgun into a wall of the residence.

The woman informed police that she was trying to call 911 for help during the incident but DiDomenico had taken her cellphone, forcing her to flee to a neighbor’s house.

DiDomenico is facing charges of second-degree menacing, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, first-degree reckless endangerment, criminal obstruction of breathing and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

DiDomenico was held for grand jury action Monday.