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City Youth Charged After Gunshot Complaint

Anthony V. Rivera

JAMESTOWN — An 18-year-old Jamestown youth faces charges after a reported gunshot complaint on the city’s south side early Wednesday morning.

According to a police report, officers responded to the area of Broadhead Avenue and Kidder Street for a reported gunshot complaint. Officers report seeing a man, later identified as Anthony V. Rivera, in the area matching a description given by witnesses get into a vehicle and try to leave the area. Police told Rivera multiple times to get out of the vehicle, but he allegedly refused to do so. Eventually, officers report forcefully removing Rivera from the vehicle and taking him into custody without further incident.

Officers searched Rivera and report finding a loaded firearm with a high capacity magazine. The weapon had been reported stolen according to a report by the Lakewood-Busti Police Department. Rivera was taken to the city jail until he could be arraigned on charges of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and second-degree obstructing governmental administration.

Rivera was arraigned by Judge George Panebianco and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail with bail set in the amount of $5,000 cash/$10,000 property bond.

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