Magisterial District Court Reports
Criminal Mischief

Ryan Wasilewski, 24, 3502 Bear Creek Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, has been charged with Criminal Mischief, Damage Property, by Ptlm. Aaron Fromm, Wright Twp. Police Dept. Charges were filed May 27, 2015.

According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, Ptlm. Fromm was dispatched to the residence of 560 S, Main Rd., Mountain Top for the victim reporting someone had damaged her doors. Ptlm. Fromm arrived on the scene and spoke with the victim who stated one of her son’s friends damaged her back door and garage door. It appeared the Defendant had kicked the back door in, breaking the frame and damaged the panel on the garage door.

Ptlm. Fromm spoke with the victim’s son who stated the Defendant and his girlfriend were over the house the night before. The Defendant got into a verbal argument with his girlfriend so the victim’s son told the Defendant to leave. The victim’s son then locked all of the doors with the Defendant’s girlfriend inside. The Defendant then came back and damaged both doors attempting to enter the residence. The victim did get an estimate from Allstate Insurance Company totaling $1,530.59 to repair both damages.

A preliminary hearing has been set June 24 at 10 a. m. before Magisterial District Judge Ronald Swank.

DUI

Stanley W. Pawlowski Jr., 39, of 2999 Alberdeen Rd., Mountain Top, has been charged with two counts of DUI, Improper Child Restraint and Restrictions on Alcoholic Beverages, by Ptlm. David Winsock, Wright Township Police Department. Charges were filed on June 3, 2015.

According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, Ptlm. Winsock was on routine patrol traveling south on Route 309 when he began following and observed a white 2005 Honda Civic in the area of Steve Shannon Tire. The vehicle was speeding up and then slowing down, braking and veering in and out of the southbound lane and crossing into the bike lane. Ptlm. Winsock activated his visual and audible lights and sirens, stopping the vehicle in the front parking lot of Abe’s Hot Dogs. Winsock approached the driver, identified himself, and requested the driver’s license, registration and insurance card. Ptlm. Winsock immediately detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from the driver as he spoke and his speech was very slurred. Also in plain view, Winsock observed an open 12 oz. can of Busch beer on the floor of the passenger side frony seat and on the floor of the rear passenger side seat was an opened cooler with an open 12 oz. can of Budweiser beer.

The driver was identified as Stanley W. Pawlowski Jr.. The driver, Pawlowski, was requested to exit the vehicle and perform some field sobriety tests. Pawlowski agreed to take the tests and exited the vehicle. Ptlm. Winsock observed Pawlowski stumble as he exited the vehicle and walked to the rear of the vehicle. Pawlowski was unable to stand on his feet and had to lean on the rear of the vehicle as Ptlm. Winsock spoke to him. Winsock decided that for the safety of Pawlowski not to have him perform field sobriety tests due to Pawlowski visually being highly intoxicated.

Ptlm. Winsock advised Pawlowski of his Miranda Rights and O’Connell Warnings requesting Pawlowski to submit to a blood test at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital in Plains Township. Pawlowski agreed to take the test, was taken into custody and transported to Geisinger.

Pawlowski had two tubes of blood drawn and was released to family members at Geisinger Hospital. The rest of the blood test was 0.259%

A preliminary hearing has been set July 1, 2015 before Magisterial District Judge Ronald Swank.