Man Accused Of Stealing From Family For Drug Money

Joshua Jaworski is accused of trading his family's e-reader for money that he used to by prescription opiates

A Mentor man is accused of stealing from his family so he could buy drugs, Mentor Police Lt. Ken Zbiegien said.

Joshua Jaworski, 20, was arraigned on charges of burglary and theft Monday in .

Jaworski is suspected of sneaking into a family member's house via the bathroom window. The family member had already deadbolted their bedroom window because Jaworski had stolen from them before, Zbiegien said.

Police said that Jaworski took an e-reader, which is worth about $250, and sold it. He then used that money to buy suboxone, a drug used to help ween people off of opiates, Zbiegien said.

Judge John Trebets set Jaworski's bond at $103,000, which was not posted. His next court hearing is scheduled for March 12.

Jaworski was previously convicted of petty theft in 2009 and again in 2010, according to the Mentor Municipal Court online docket.

After his most recent conviction, he was sentenced to 180 days in Lake County Jail.

CCRady March 06, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Well I guess after serving 180 days previously and it obviously didn't help - the Judge better put this 'kid' away for a lot longer!!!! There IS a huge drug problem in Lake Co that needs to be addressed vigorously.
Karen Ayers-ward March 06, 2012 at 02:28 PM
the boy needs treatment not jail court ordered treatment. this happens all the time all over and weve been thru it too!! thank God the judge ordered treatment and kept our son alive! drug addiction is a disease of the brain and needs much treatment all life long to survive and be productive. Drug addiction is an epidemic in our country and we need to be educated on it and stop blaming.


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