Sunday, March 7, 2021

Shenandoah Man Taken Into Custody Friday Night After Pursuit

A Shenandoah man is locked up in Schuylkill County Prison after a pursuit that began in Ringtown late Friday.

According to Ringtown Police Officer Douglas Litwhiler, around 6:30pm, Friday, he attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of East Main Street and 4th Street in Ringtown.

The driver began to flee with police following along 4th Street, onto Brandonville Road, to Cemetery Hill Road, to Pattersonville Road and onto Krebs Road.

The driver fled at a high rate of speed towards Shenandoah and was later found after traveling the wrong way on Coal Street and crashing into a parked car.

Thomas Zimmerman, 60, of Shenandoah was taken into custody from his vehicle without further incident.

Zimmerman was charged with fleeing and eluding police, recklessly endangering another person, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, and also numerous traffic violations.

Zimmerman was arraigned by on-call Magisterial District Judge Stephen Bayer and locked up in Schuylkill County Prison unable to post $2,500 straight cash bail.

Ringtown Police were assisted by police from Mahanoy Township and Shenandoah.

**Note: - This pursuit is different from the one that began in Locust Township and ended in Ringtown Sunday morning.

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