Accused carjacker remains jailed


A city man accused of carjacking a vehicle with two young children inside remained jailed after waiving his right to a probable cause hearing Wednesday in Nashua District Court. Jason Poloski, 29, of 8 Abbot St., has been jailed since his arrest shortly after the Aug. 2 incident. He faces a felony reckless conduct charge, as well as misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a child, leaving the scene of an accident, driving after suspension and unauthorized use of a vehicle. Poloski has previous convictions for drugs and receiving stolen property and was free on bail at the time of the incident, facing a felony theft charge alleging that he stole money from a local business where he worked. He has been jailed since his arrest Aug. 2, unable to post $25,000 bail. The carjacking case will now be sent over to Hillsborough County Superior Court, where the theft case also remains pending. Police charge that Poloski drove off in Nicole Shalek's Chevrolet Blazer while her two children, 22 months and 10 months old, were buckled in the backseat. Shalek had left her children with her brother, Charles "C.J." Shalek, while she got food at the Dunkin' Donuts at Railroad Square. C.J. Shalek had gotten out of the vehicle and was looking for a hat in the back trunk when Poloski allegedly hopped in, and pulled out of the parking space, hitting C.J. Shalek. C.J. chased after Poloski and later found the vehicle parked outside Margarita's restaurant, still running, with the children safe inside. Police found Poloski and another man, Miguel Goodwin, on foot nearby. Goodwin was charged as an accomplice to the theft of the vehicle, a misdemeanor.
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