Saturday, October 6, 2018

Rush Township Police Arrest Man Wanted on Outstanding Warrant

The Rush Township Police took a man into custody that was wanted on an outstanding warrant.

According to Rush Township Police, on September 26, 2018, officers from the Rush Township Police Department apprehended fugitive Samuel Smolar, 29. 

Smolar was wanted on an outstanding warrant from charges filed by the Rush Township Police Department from March 2018, a warrant from Simple Assault and Strangulation charges from September 2018, and a warrant from the Schuylkill County Detective’s Office.

Smolar was located at a residence at 58 Golf Road in the Barnesville section of Rush Township and was found to be in possession of a controlled substance. 

The defendant was taken in front of Magisterial District Judge James Reiley, and Smolar was committed to the Schuylkill County Prison in lieu of $15,000.00 bail on the Simple Assault and Strangulation violation, and $5,000.00 bail on the drug violation. 

The defendant was then lodged in the Schuylkill County Prison. 

A preliminary hearing will be held at Magisterial District Judge Bayer's office on November 20, 2018 at 09:30am.

“This fugitive apprehension is just another fine example of the hard work of the men and women of the Rush Township Police Department. The Rush Township Police is committed to making a safer community.” said Chief Kenneth Zipovsky.