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UPDATE: Jamestown PD — Wanted Man’s Truck Found in Warren; Suspect Still At-Large; Victim ID’d

May 12, 2023

WARREN, Pa. – Jamestown police say the truck a potentially armed and dangerous wanted man was driving was located in Warren.

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Jamestown police confirmed the suspect was still at large as of Friday morning. Anyone with any information regarding the suspect, Michael J. Burham, is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department immediately at 716-483-7537 or the anonymous tip line at 716-483-8477.

Burham is wanted for questioning in connection with the homicide of Kala M. Hodgkin, 34, of Jamestown, whom police identified early Friday afternoon.

An anonymous tip led to the discovery of the truck. Police did not give a precise location where the truck was located.

In a related update, the Warren County School District said it had been given the OK to resume normal activities at its schools on Friday.

“On behalf of the staff of Youngsville Elementary School, Youngsville Middle High School and Central Office, we would like to thank all the parents and guardians for their patience and understanding today with parent pick up due to the situation in the community,” the district said in a Facebook post. “It went smoothly thanks to all of you. We have been advised that normal routines can be in place tomorrow.”

Additionally, Youngsville Elementary School posted that its scheduled Bike to School Day on Friday can proceed as planned.

“We will be meeting at PNC at 7:15 for Bike to School,” the school said in a post. “Please remember helmets and we will see you in the morning.”

This story updates previous stories regarding this incident. Previous stories follow.

YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. – The search for a potentially armed and dangerous fugitive wanted by Jamestown Police has resulted in changes to dismissal and cancellation of activities at both Youngsville schools and Tidioute Community Charter School.

The Warren County School district announced at approximately 12:50 p.m. today that dismissal at Youngsville Elementary and Youngsville Middle High Schools would be done completely by parent pick-up. Just before 3 p.m. Thursday, TCCS made a similar announcement.

According to a post on the TCCS Facebook page, “Due to an emergency situation in the Youngsville area TCCS will not be busing students home this evening that reside in the Youngsville, Irvine, Pittsfield, Garland, Grand Valley and Spring Creek areas. Parents that live in these areas will need pick their student up from TCCS. Students that walk from TCCS will also need to be picked up at TCCS. Students that take a bus to areas not listed will be bussed home as usually. If you a picking up a student, please bring a photo ID. TCCS staff will remain at the building until students are picked up. TCCS has postponed the concert until tomorrow night as the same time 6 p.m.”

UPDATE, 3:25 p.m. May 11: The Warren County Youth Baseball Softball Association announced that all Little League games and practices for May 11 are cancelled.

“Due to the risk of an outside threat within our community, the league is canceling all games this evening,” the league said in a Facebook post. “The safety of our players, volunteers, and spectators is the highest priority of our league. Any coach that chooses to play or practice this evening will be removed from their role. We thank you for your patience and understanding.”

Your Daily Local will continue updating this story as more information is provided.


YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. – Reports of a fugitive driving through Youngsville have resulted in a lockout at Youngsville Elementary School and Youngsville Middle High School.

UPDATE (12:50 p.m.): The Warren County School District announced dismissal completely by parent pick-up, citing they are not comfortable allowing students to walk home or walk from the bus to their homes. Students will be dismissed to parents or emergency contacts with photo identification. All students will need to be physically signed out. Also, both Youngsville home sporting events scheduled for Thursday, softball vs. Rocky Grove and baseball vs. Maplewood, have been moved to the Legion Complex in North Warren. The concert scheduled at Youngsville Elementary is postponed for this evening. There will be no 21st Century at Youngsville Elementary School nor Youngsville Middle High School after school.

Both YEMS and Youngsville Middle/High School were still in a lockout as of 11 a.m.

“No one is permitted in or out of the building,” Warren County School District said in a release. “Students are safe within the building and classes are occurring as normal with students moving within the building. If the situation remains as dismissal nears, additional communication will be sent out. Know that your children are safe and learning.”

In addition, a third-grade field trip to the Warren County Fair Grounds was canceled.

The Jamestown Police Department put out a release pertaining to the suspect at large, saying: “The Jamestown Police Department is looking to speak with Michael C. Burham regarding an incident from the early morning hours of May 11th, 2023. Michael is believed to be in the Jamestown, New York or the Warren, Pennsylvania area. Michael is believed to be armed and dangerous. Anyone with any information regarding Michael is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department immediately at 716-483-7537 or the anonymous tip line at 716-483-8477. All calls and tips will be kept confidential.”

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