Jamestown man charged with burglary

A Jamestown, N.Y. man is in jail after allegedly trying to break into a home on Wednesday.

Isayah Joseph Baker, 21, is charged with burglary, criminal trespass, conspiracy – possession, corruption of minors, and driving without a license after police say they were dispatched to a home on Sixth Avenue in Warren. The resident of the home, a female juvenile, told police that she’d been visiting with three juvenile friends when “a person known to her, being a 16-year-old minor, arrived at her residence with an unknown black male,” Baker.

The victim told police that Baker “attempted to barge into her residence uninvited and without permission,” resulting in her three friends eventually pushing him out the door, which caused him to lose his shoe inside the house. The victim said that Baker and the other juvenile “gained entry by force into her residence and a physical altercation between all persons ensued.”

The victim later told police that Baker and the other juvenile “showed up and accused one or all of the three males in her residence of stealing their marihuana (sic) last summer.”

The victim stated that once everyone was out of the house she closed the door and didn’t know what happened after that. She described Baker to police, which matched Baker to the shoe left at the residence. Baker and the other juvenile were stopped by state police in conducting a traffic stop in the Walmart parking lot on Route 62, where City of Warren officers confirmed that Baker and the juvenile were the vehicle’s occupants. Both were taken into custody and a search of the minor turned up around 60 grams of marijuana, and in a subsequent interview, Baker told police that the marijuana was his, and that his intent in coming to Pennsylvania was to sell it.

The vehicle was impounded “due to the strong odor of marijuana emitting from the interior of the vehicle and safe keeping while a search warrant is obtained,” the affidavit states.

Baker is being held in the Warren County Jail on $60,000 bail and awaits a preliminary hearing set for April 18 at 3 p.m.

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