Wanted man jailed after hours-long standoff

JAMESTOWN — A 36-year-old city man wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service on a federal probation warrant was taken into custody following an hours-long standoff this week.

Jensen L. Vasquez was removed from a residence on the south side of the city in the early hours Thursday.

Around 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jamestown police stated that it received information on Vasquez’s whereabouts. Officers set up a perimeter at the residence and learned that Vasquez was in a bedroom and “could be armed with a gun.”

Police called for everyone inside the residence to come out — one being 40-year-old Savannah Gross who had a bench warrant for failing to appear in Jamestown City Court.

It was then learned that Vasquez was inside with another woman, both of whom refused to come out, Jamestown police said in a news release.

“After several hours of non-compliance, the decision was made to call out the Jamestown Police Departments SWAT team,” JPD said.

After more than six hours altogether, Vasquez and 25-year-old Katelynn Martinez were taken into custody.

An investigation found that Vasquez was allegedly in possession of a rifle.

He is facing charges of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree obstructing governmental administration. Martinez was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration for failing to come out of the residence.


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