Deputies: Inmate purposely damages fire sprinkler

BELMONT, N.Y. (WIVB) – Deputies say an inmate at the Allegany County Jail purposely destroyed a fire sprinkler head, filling his area of the jail with several hundred gallons of water.

Jamie Wlasniewski is charged with third degree criminal mischief and second degree reckless endangerment. Authorities say the 38-year-old damaged the sprinkler on July 10 while he was an inmate.

He is now being held on $1,000 bail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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