Wilkes-Barre Woman Picked Up On Warrant In Rush Twp.

June 18, 2018

A West Hazleton man was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and a Wilkes-Barre woman was picked up on a warrant after Rush Twp. Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle near Elizabeth Street and Rymin Road on Saturday night, township police said.

Jason Cieniawa, 35, of West Hazleton, and Melissa Waldron, 35, of Wilkes-Barre, were arrested when police responded to the intersection at 8:44 p.m. Saturday, police said.

Cieniawa was arrested for possessing a 2003 Audi that was reported stolen out of Hazleton, police said. A registration plate that belongs to a different vehicle and was also reported stolen out of Hazleton was displayed on the Audi, police said.

Cieniawa also had a warrant for the charge of escape filed by state troopers, Rush Twp. police said. He was charted with two felony counts of receiving stolen property and arraigned before District Judge Thomas Reilly, police said.

Cieniawa was jailed at Schuylkill County Prison in lieu of $25,000 straight cash bail. If he posts bail, he will still be jailed on a detainer from state police, township police said.

Township police also determined that Waldron was wanted by the Carbon County Sheriff’s Department for failure to appear on unsworn falsification to authorities, false identification to law enforcement and drug charges, township police said.

She was turned over to deputies from the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office.