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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

As girl screams, thieves drive on

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Blogger Bob said...

5-year-old in running truck is dropped off five miles away; one charged
By Mara H. Gottfried and Tad Vezner
Article Last Updated: 06/03/2008 12:08:54 AM CDT

The screams of a 5-year-old failed to stop thieves from taking her father's pickup from a liquor store parking lot, where he had left the girl sleeping, and the two suspects drove about five miles before they finally dropped her off, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday.

Police found the girl being comforted by a woman, who said the girl had "been tossed into the yard there," the complaint added.

The girl's appearance with two men disrupted a family birthday party on the lawn of a Birmingham Street apartment on St. Paul's East Side.

The family matriarch, Judy Chapman, 53, said she was sitting on a chair in her front lawn, enjoying her son's birthday party. About 10 p.m., she said, she saw two men walk up with the girl from between the two apartment buildings across the street.

"I never saw them before. The little girl was crying and hollering," Chapman said in an interview Monday. "The guys said they found her in the park, and they thought she had been molested."

Chapman said the men then "took the girl (by the arm) and slung her over in the grass. Just threw her on the ground."

The complaint, charging Dominic Patrick Jaworski with false imprisonment and auto theft, gave this account of how the girl got there:

The girl's 31-year-old father called police Friday at 9:42 p.m. to report his vehicle, with his daughter inside, had been stolen. He said he had gone into Liquor Barrel, 665 W. Seventh St., and left the girl asleep in his pickup truck.

The truck was running and unlocked, police spokesman Peter Panos said.

A witness said a small sports car had pulled into the store parking lot and that a man got out of the car and into the truck. The truck quickly backed up, the tires spun, and the man drove away, nearly hitting a parked car.

On Birmingham Street, after throwing the girl down, the two men tried walking away, Chapman said. They told her they couldn't stay because there were warrants for their arrest. But Chapman's family followed them.

Meanwhile, her son's girlfriend, Porsche Garcia, 19, took the girl's hand and talked to her, calming her down. She didn't appear physically hurt, and her clothes did not appear ripped.

"They said, 'Call the police, call the police,' but they wouldn't stay. ... Why would you drop off a little girl there? That doesn't make sense," Garcia said. "She kept saying that she missed her daddy. I asked her, 'Who did this to you?' She pointed at (Jaworski)."

Finally, the man with Jaworski ran. Garcia said she and several other members of the family surrounded Jaworski, preventing him from leaving.

"He tried to make himself look innocent," Garcia said. "We brought him back here, held him until the police came."

"I've watched (the television show) 'Cops' plenty of times. I've never seen anything like that. It was so weird to me," Chapman added.

Police records confirm some of the details Chapman and Garcia gave in their accounts of the incident.

Police received a call about 10 p.m. that a child had been thrown from a vehicle in the 200 block of Birmingham Street.

According to the complaint, officers found a group of residents detaining Jaworski in the 200 block of Birmingham after he tried to "drop a female child in a parking lot and run away," according to a police news release.

Jaworski, 22, of St. Paul, told police "he had seen somebody throw the girl from a vehicle and had called the police," the complaint said.

Officers recognized Jaworski from other police contacts (he has convictions for drug possession and fleeing police) and noticed he fit the description of the man who had stolen the truck. He was arrested.

Jaworski told police a friend named Derrick had stolen the truck from the liquor store. He said he didn't realize anyone was in the truck until "the little girl started to scream after they had gone a couple of blocks," the complaint said.

Jaworski said Derrick was driving and wouldn't stop. When they arrived at an apartment building, Jaworski said, he took the girl out of the truck and handed her to a woman. He said he called police to report the girl's whereabouts.

Police interviewed the girl Saturday, and she said two men got into her father's truck when he was in the store. She said she screamed, but they kept driving.

When the man driving parked the truck, the girl told police, "she ran out and a nice woman helped her," the complaint said.

The girl identified Jaworski from a six-person photo lineup as the man who drove her father's truck.

Police said Monday they were looking for a second suspect.

Reports didn't indicate whether the girl's father was cited for leaving the keys in the ignition with the car unattended, Panos said.

Mara H. Gottfried can be reached at 651-228-5262.

8:44 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

Yeeeks! The truck was stolen just a few blocks from councilman Dave Thunes home. Do these guys live in that area? I suspect their families can expect a code compliance and condemnation of their home now. Wonderful crime strategy you all have here.

8:47 AM  
Blogger Nancy Lazaryan said...

Sounds like a Citizen's arrest to me.

12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Wonderful crime strategy you all have here."

You're so right Bob....just keep going after the landlords for the behavior issues and let the renters continue terrorizing the neighborhoods. This Lantry style law enforcement is a damn joke!

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They go after landlords when thery are not busy trying to put Nancy L in jail!

5:11 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

Hi All,

It's a very small world! My son and a friend of his just informed me "Dominic Patrick Jaworski" is a person I know as "DOM". He lived on Forbes street a few years back until his family was forced out of their home by the city. Dom, his mother and step father are METH HEADS.

For you regulars, "Dom" is the ASS WIPE who broke all the windows on my late model Firebird a few years ago. $1800 for the repairs.

The story behind the vandalism-

Dom and his thug friends were intimidating and beating up my sons friends. My son was looking out for his friends and had some harsh words for Dom when he ran into him.

When the vandalism occurred I got a license plate number that lead the police right to Dom at his sisters house. Dom assumed my son had broke his sisters car windows due to the recent conflict he was having with my son, so he retaliated on my car. Saint Paul Police officer BENNET had threatened not to even file a report on the incident because he was upset with my girlfriend. She was very angry with Bennet because he was treating us as if we deserved the vandalism.

BENNET wanted to believe my son had broke Dom's sisters car windows. I believe Bennet took it upon himself to determine the incident a street crime. He was OK with an eye for an eye, only the TRUTH was "I" was truly a victim of a crime. And some months later Dom found out who really broke his sisters car windows and he viciously beat this guy up.

I wanted a piece of Dom's ASS. I was going to get JUSTICE! I searched high and low for him after the incident. I followed his friends and family looking for him. The system wasn't giving me justice I was going to deal it out myself in the form of an old fashion ass kicking. When I finally caught up with him, this PUNK calls the cops on me. Real tough guy litterally shit his pants. OLD SCHOOL almost got his ASS! Guess what? The police decided they better look into this before it got out of control.

I didn't identify the punk in photos the police showed me, I could have fried his ass. I was pissed in more ways than one! I believe in another form of justice, some call it KARMA. "What comes around goes around". I have gotten over my anger since this incident taking comfort in the fact that someday he would do himself in someway and it looks like he has.

This PUNK DOMINICK is a menace to society, and I am told the city held this punk and his meth headed family up on a pedestal against one of the plaintiffs in the RICO suit against the city. Every place this PUNK and his family move they cause trouble.

This is a perfect example of why we need an effective crime strategy.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

My previous statement.

Bob said...
Yeeeks! The truck was stolen just a few blocks from councilman Dave Thunes home. Do these guys live in that area? I suspect their families can expect a code compliance and condemnation of their home now. Wonderful crime strategy you all have here.


9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Dad missed some of the story. After I told Dom to leave my friends alone he threatened me and 2 of my friends with a gun at the Midway shopping center.


p.s. good news, 3 weeks ago I completed in patient treatment for alcohol abuse. I have been sober now for over 6 months. :) I am going to be a father in a few months of my first child a boy!

11:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your treatment Buddy. Stay away from the booze, it's no good for anyone. Your supposed to sell it, wreck lives and get rich, not drink it. Got it? Go get a liquor license!

2:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob, I am with you on this one. The Liquor Barrel and Cooper's grocery store are both very popular locations that brings in a diverse group of people of all incomes that either live in the area or are driving by. It is so sad to see this scumbag act out in this location.

As to an effective crime strategy, I was in the corrections business years ago and the worst thing that ever happened 30 years was them putting in determinant sentancing. They thought they were getting tough on crime by getting rid of parole boards and saying if you do this crime and you have this criminal history score you get this many months/years. Its a freaking joke. There is no insentive to do anything to change while locked up.

Back in the old days they would have taken an addict like this guy early on and got him into long term treatment and when he used again slammed him back in the joint and if he didn't get a job throw him back in the joint and over and over and over. Now days, he does his time, does nothing in the joint when he is there and comes out free as a bird. Once he has sat out the time there is nothing. Bring back 0-5, 0-10, 0-20 sentancing. You have to make these guys continue to feel the pressure to keep them on the straight and narrow.


Chuck Repke

9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets just blame the landlord Repke....after all it is he who rented to this guy and without that, the perp wouldn't even be in town. This way the city not only saves money, but they make money criminalizing the landlord and everyone feels good. Win Win I would say.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

I agree we need the parole board back Chuck. However, we need educational and vocational opportunities in prison also.

Educated people have more opportunities and are less likely to commit crimes.

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... - Former officer charged for burglary, drugs
Apr 29, 2008 ... Jim Kaju is accused of burglary and drug violation. Kaju was charged on suspicion of controlled substances violation and third-degree ... - 21k

Hey Bob
Do you know about Stillwater.

Dose anyone know about over-crowding at Stillwater Prison.
According to "The Prison Mirror" that is a bi monthly news paper started in August 10, 1887.
This article is from March 2008

B-West according to the standers set forth by the ACA (American Corrections Association),
the cells that are now holding two
men would not meet the square footage requirement for one man if they were being built today.
MCF-Stillwater administrators and DOC officials were against double-bunking from the start.
They knew what was likely to happen. Instead of letting correctional professionals make the call, the legislature made the call for them and demanded double-bunking. And now we all have to pay the price.
Even though most of you may never end up in B-West or segregation, problems in either of those areas have an effect on all of us, both staff and prisoners.

So the legislatures are making these men into animals, by putting them in unfit conditions.
Then these men join gangs, and when they get out they are more dangerous then when they went in.

More on this story later.

10:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't we put some of these politicians in one of those cells with Big Bubba.
"Right On"

4:05 PM  

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