Suspect Leaves Child Behind at Traffic Stop

October 29, 2013 Updated Oct 29, 2013 at 8:21 PM EDT

By WKBW News
By Megan Erbacher

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Credit: Jamestown Police Department

Suspect Leaves Child Behind at Traffic Stop

October 29, 2013 Updated Oct 29, 2013 at 8:21 PM EDT

JAMESTOWN, NY (WKBW) -- A Jamestown man is charged with obstruction, resisting arrest, endangering the welfare of a child, and charges stemming from an outstanding drug warrant, after police say he ran from a traffic stop.

According to a spokesperson for the Jamestown Police Department, 33-year-old Joshua Treacy was pulled over at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, when officers witnessed one of his passengers was not wearing a seat belt.

When the patrol officer returned to his vehicle to run Treacy's information, the officer saw Treacy run from the scene, leaving behind his vehicle, two adult passengers, and his 3-year-old son.

The officer found an outstanding warrant for Treacy's arrest, alleging the suspect had violated the conditions of drug treatment court.

A New York State Police K9 unit was called to the area, and Treacy was tracked to an upper apartment at 853 Prendergast Avenue. The police dog found the suspect hiding in the bedroom under a pile of clothing. Police say he refused to comply with orders, and the dog then bit Treacy's arm.

Treacy was treated at the scene and taken to Jamestown City Jail, where he is currently awaiting arraignment.