By Kaylee Lindenmuth
SHENANDOAH - If you've driven through downtown Shenandoah this month, you may have noticed Shenandoah Police frequently conducting traffic stops on South Main Street in the borough.
Mayor Andrew J. Szczyglak addressed the police activity Monday evening at borough council's monthly meeting, noting police officers were monitoring traffic "almost every day."
"They are cracking down on speeding coming into Shenandoah on 924 and 54," said Szczyglak in his report to council.
Szczyglak noted that the increased enforcement in recent weeks has been a result of concerns raised by council members and borough residents.
"I just want council to be aware they are doing their jobs and they are citing speeders," added Szczyglak.
Council President Leo Pietkiewicz commended the department "for their proactive effort."
According to Magisterial District Court documentation available through the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania's website, Shenandoah borough police filed 78 separate traffic citations with Magisterial District Judge Anthony Kilker against about 52 different motorists since March 1.
Forty infractions were speeding-related, including five for speeding in a school zone. Five were cited for driving without a license, five for driving an unregistered vehicle, and two for improper passing, among others.
Sherry Streeter contributed to this report
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