Sunday, June 17, 2018

Rush Township Police Seize Stolen Vehicle; Arrest Two Fugitives

Rush Township Police arrested two fugitives and seized a stolen vehicle on Saturday evening.

On Saturday, June 16, 2018 around 8:45pm, the Rush Township Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle/ persons in the area of Elizabeth Street and Rymin Rd.

The investigation into this matter resulted in the arrest of two individuals, and the seizure of a stolen vehicle.

The first individual, Jason Cieniawa 35, of West Hazleton was arrested for possessing a 2003 Audi, that was reported stolen from Hazleton. The vehicle also had a registration plate on it that actually belongs to another car. A records check determined that this registration plate was also reported stolen out of Hazleton. 

Additionally, Cieniawa had a warrant for the Charge of Escape filed by the Pennsylvania State Police Media Station. 

Cieniawa was charged by Rush Township Police with 2 Felony counts of Receiving Stolen Property, was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Reilly, and committed to the Schuylkill County Prison in lieu of $25,000.00 straight cash bail. Even if the defendant can post bail, he is still being incarcerated on a detainer from the PSP warrant.

The second invidiual, Melissa Waldron, 33, of Wilkes-Barre was also found to have a warrant for her arrest. She was wanted by the Carbon County Sheriff’s Department for failure to appear on Unsworn Falsification to Authorities, False ID to Law Enforcement, and several drug charges. She was turned over the Deputies from the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office.

"The swift apprehension of these offenders was made possible by the keen observations and cooperation provided by a resident of the Rush Township community. The collaboration between the public and the police make a safer community." stated Chief of Police Kenneth Zipovsky.

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