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Jamestown man jailed on defaced gun and drug counts

JAMESTOWN – A 35-year-old Jamestown man who had been involved in a domestic dispute Tuesday on East 2nd Street was jailed after a brief foot chase that ended with police finding that he had a loaded and defaced .40-caliber pistol, a number of baggies of alleged crack cocaine and powdered cocaine and “a quantity of cash.”

Zaid Mendoza was arrested about 1:40 p.m. after police used a stun gun to subdue him when he fled as they confronted him moments earlier in the 600 block of E.2nd Street.

Currently being held in the City Jail, Mendoza is charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, third-degree criminal possession of a defaced weapon, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third-degree, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration.

Police said anyone with information on the illegal possession of narcotics or guns can make an anonymous tip at the department’s tip line – 484-8477. All such calls are confidential.