JAMESTOWN – A 33-year-old Jamestown man who was the subject of a court arrest warrant for violating a drug treatment court order was jailed after he abandoned his 3-year-old son in a car and tried to hide in a nearby apartment about 10:20 a.m. today, police said.
Joshua J. Treacy was stopped at E. 8th and Prendergast Streets minutes earlier when a police officer noticed one of his adult passengers was not wearing a seatbelt. As the officer went back to his patrol car Treacy fled, leaving his three-year-old son in the car.
Police found Treacy was wanted on an arrest warrant for a drug treatment court violation as he was tracked to a house in the 800 block of Prendergast Street where he was found hiding under a pile of clothes in an upper bedroom. With a State Police K9 Unit enlisted for the search Treacy was bitten by the police dog when he became rambunctious, officers said.
After being treated at the scene for a minor bite he was jailed on charges of obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, endangering the welfare of a child and the drug court warrant. He faces further proceedings in Jamestown City Court.