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Lead Baton Results In Jamestown Man’s Arrest

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Jamestown, CA – A traffic stop led to the arrest of a Jamestown man after it was discovered he had a lead baton in his vehicle.

A Tuolumne County Sheriff’s deputy patrolling the area recently made a traffic stop on a vehicle with expired registration in the area of Chicken Ranch Road near Table Mountain Road off Highway 108. After contacting the driver, 36-year-old Joseph Altieri, the deputy ran a record check, revealing that he was on searchable probation.

A search of the vehicle turned up a collapsible baton on the floorboard of the front passenger seat. Subsequently, Altieri was arrested and charged with felony possession of a lead baton or cane.

Of note, in October 2023, Altieri was involved in a hit-and-run crash in Jamestown. The CHP reported Altieri was walking on Main Street near Humbug Street when a sedan traveling southbound hit Altieri with the right front of the vehicle, causing major injuries, as earlier detailed here.