JAMESTOWN- Police Chief Harry Snellings reacted to claims Tuesday that his police officers roughed three young boys during a Monday morning raid of 234 Falconer St.
WNYNEWSNOW received multiple messages Monday afternoon following a post to Facebook made by a young girl showing pictures of a teen boy with severe bruising on his forehead.
The girl asserted in her post that police raided her Falconer St. home without a warrant, a claim Snellings denied.
The boys, ages 11-13, were severely injured by the officers who entered the home per the post.
WNYNewsNow confirmed the target of the search was Jordan Thayer, 19, who was wanted on four warrants according to Snellings. Thayer was reportedly taken into custody.
Chief Snellings released the following statement:
“The officers were there to serve warrants on one of the subjects that was taken into custody. He had four outstanding warrants for two violations of probation. The individuals present attempted to prevent officers from taking him into custody. Two subjects were arrested and one was taken to WCA for a mental health evaluation.”
Chief Snellings said he couldn’t discuss specifics to any complaint.