Friday, March 2, 2018

Man Apprehended After Attempting to Steal Vehicles in Shenandoah Heights

State Police apprehended a man they say was trying to steal vehicles in Shenandoah Heights early Thursday.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville, around 5:40am, Thursday, troopers responded to the Weston Place area of Shenandoah Heights, West Mahanoy Township, for a report of a man prowling on properties and attempting to enter numerous vehicles.

He was also observed to be walking on Weston Place Road where he was observed attempting to enter numerous other vehicles.

The suspect, identified as Joseph Velousky, 31, of Shenandoah, was later apprehended by police about 4 blocks east from the scene.

Velousky is facing misdemeanor charges of loitering & prowling at night, and attempted theft of a motor vehicle.

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