JAMESTOWN- A man was arrested this week and charged with possession of a stolen gun after his house was recently targeted in a drug raid according to Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings.
Police responded to the 1000 block of E. 2nd St. for a weapon complaint.
James C.B. Blue, 27, allegedly evaded police by running through the back of a building. Police reportedly set up a perimeter and made contact with the property owner before entering the building to pursue Blue.
Police said they recovered a stolen FNH .40- caliber pistol during a search of the building.
Blue was charged with the following:
Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th and Criminal Possession of Weapon 2rd Physical Evidence
Chief Snellings has been outspoken about the amount of stolen guns on the streets of Jamestown.
“It goes hand-in-hand with the selling of narcotics,” said Snellings. “We got a taste of that late last year with some of our shootings last year and going into this year.”
Snellings and his underfunded police force continue to deal with an exorbitant amount of repeat offenders on the streets these days.
“It’s frustrating but it’s part of what we do,” said Snellings.
The suspect in Monday’s arrest was taken into custody in May following a raid of his 6th Street house that was being watched for sales of methamphetamine.