JAMESTOWN – A local man is in police custody after he allegedly struck a 3-year-old child in the head, sending her to the hospital for emergency surgery.
Jamestown police say 28-year-old Joshua Berg was charged with second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child following an investigation into the incident that they say took place Tuesday morning at a residence at 196 Clyde Ave. Police say EMS were called to the home at about 7:30 a.m. for a report of an unresponsive child.
The, child, identified only as a 3-year-old girl, suffered the injury after being struck in the head. Police did not say what led up to the incident, though another child was in the residence at the time. The child’s mother reportedly called police after learning of the assault.
According to Jamestown police, the girl was not related to Berg. She was taken to UPMC Chautauqua WCA and later Children’s Hospital in Buffalo and her condition is not known at this time.