Friday, February 24, 2017

Man Led Police in Pursuit Across Northern Schuylkill County Thursday Evening

A man led police in a pursuit through multiple Schuylkill County boroughs and townships Thursday evening.

According to police, George Trotta, 26, of Shenandoah led police in a chase that began in Mahanoy City, and continued through Gilberton, Mahanoy Plane, Shenandoah, William Penn, Lost Creek, Girardville, Butler Township, and ended on Oakland Avenue in Ashland.  The chase ended when Trotta struck a Butler Township police car.  Trotta was then taken into custody.

Trotta was charged with Felony Fleeing & eluding a police officer, resisting arrest, recklessly endangering another person, obstructing admin of law or govt function and 10 summary traffic violations.

Mahanoy City Borough, Shenandoah, Butler Township, Ashland, Frackville, and the Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville all assisted in the pursuit.