Area man flees from police, leaving child, 3, behind; bit by dog

JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown man allegedly fled and hid from police during a traffic stop Tuesday, leaving behind his 3-year-old son in the vehicle, before getting bit by a member of the K-9 unit Tuesday morning.

When officers conducted a vehicle stop at 10:20 a.m. on East Eighth Street at Prendergast Avenue, Joshua Treacy, 33, of Jamestown, allegedly fled the vehicle, leaving his son behind with two unrelated adults whom he had picked up recently.

“It was a simple vehicle stop where the officer saw there was no seatbelt on the front-seat passenger,” said Robert Samuelson, captain of the Jamestown Police Department.

Samuelson said Treacy fled the scene when the officer returned to his police cruiser to check information on the other occupants inside the vehicle.

Treacy had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for violating the conditions of drug treatment court, police said. The Jamestown Police and New York State Police K-9 units responded to the scene and helped track Treacy back to 853 Prendergast Ave., where it was determined he had entered and hid inside the upper apartment at the residence under a pile of clothing, police said.

Allegedly he refused to comply with the orders from the K-9 handler and sustained a bite on his arm. Treacy was treated at the scene by Alstar Ambulance and was taken to the city jail, where he faces charges of obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, endangering the welfare of a child and an outstanding warrant.

He is currently being held in the city jail awaiting arraignment. The Jamestown Police Department was assisted by Child Protection Services.