Saturday, January 28, 2023

Shenandoah Man Charged for Trespassing on Several Properties Around Borough

A Shenandoah man remains locked up in Schuylkill County Prison after numerous reports of him trespassing on various properties around the borough since November.

According to court documents filed by the Shenandoah Police Department, Joseph Velousky, 36, of Shenandoah is facing 16 counts of criminal trespass after trespassing onto property he was not permitted to be on, which included Ateeco/Mrs. T's Pierogies, the borough Post Office, and the Shenandoah Valley School District.

Velousky had trespassed on these properties previously and had been ordered to stay away.

In the current listed charges, Velousky had entered the property of Mrs. T's Pierogies and was loitering in the parking lot area, looking in the windows of the plant, as well as standing inside a vestibule of their warehouse.

After being told the leave, or fleeing before police arrived, Velousky would return many times the very same day.

Similar incidents occurred at the borough Post Office.  Velousky was said to have refused to leave when asked.

Shenandoah Police Officer Cody Applegate would file felony criminal trespass charges for the incidents, with Velousky knowing he should not have been on the property.

He would be taken into custody and locked up in Schuylkill County Prison on January 17th, 2023.

Shenandoah police would later learn that Velousky had trespassed on Shenandoah Valley School District Property in early January.  While on the property several times, he would attempt to open locked doors of the building which would set off security alarms.

An additional felony charge of criminal trespass was added by Shenandoah Police Officer Leo Luciani.

As of this posting, Velousky remains in the Schuylkill County Prison unable to post $10,000(10%) for the for the two separate felony filings.

He will answer to the above charges before Magisterial District Judge Anthony Kilker on February 9th, 2023.