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Jamestown man arrested for 11th time this year

JAMESTOWN — A Jamestown man facing charges for several incidents taking place over the weekend is no stranger to city jail. According to the Jamestown Police Department, 42-year-old Patrick J. Blakemore has been arrested 11 times this year, nine alone in April.

The department, in a news release, said the string of arrests are the result of the state’s bail reform law, which releases those charged with non-violent crimes as they await further court proceedings.

Officers were called around 7:30 p.m. on Friday to CVS, 19 S. Main St., for reports of a disorderly person. Police identified 42-year-old Patrick J. Blakemore as the person causing the disturbance inside the store, amd advised him he would be taken into custody if he did not leave the store.

Less than 10 minutes later, Blakemore again entered the store and caused a disturbance. The city man then attempted to leave while officers were investigating the incident.

Blakemore briefly struggled with officers before being taken into custody. He was processed on charges of trespass, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest and released.

Around 6 p.m. Saturday, officers were summoned to 7-Eleven for a shoplifting complaint. The investigation was the sixth call for service since 3 p.m. that day involving Blakemore.

While JPD may be blaming the state’s bail reform laws for the latest string of arrests involving Blakemore, the city man has faced numerous charges for a variety of incidents in past years. In August 2014, Blakemore entered the former U.S. News store at 111 W. Third St. by kicking the glass out of the front door. He then entered and removed several items without paying, JPD said at the time.

Months earlier, 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.

And in March 2019, Blakemore was charged with second-degree criminal trespassing following a complaint. An investigation found that Blakemore entered a female’s residence through an unlocked door while the victim was home. Blakemore was later located and taken into custody. He was taken to Jamestown City Jail and held for arraignment.

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