Man gets 3 years for stealing from 76-year-old dad

Drug-related crime results in prison term.
MCT Regional News
Aug 7, 2013

A Toledo man who stole money and property from his 76-year-old father to feed a drug habit was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison followed by six months in the Correctional Treatment Facility in Toledo.

Mark Polcwiartek, 43, of 5956 Holly Glen Dr. was found guilty of two counts of robbery July 25 following a jury trial in Lucas County Common Pleas Court.

Judge Frederick McDonald said Polcwiartek verbally abused his father, calling him from jail to get him to testify that the items were gifts.

The victim in the case, Frank Polcwiartek, told the court his son was a good person who has an addiction problem.

But Judge McDonald said that while he understood that sentiment, the son’s actions were “at best, reprehensible. ... This case is not about drug abuse. This case is about elder abuse.”

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Comments

itsnotme

Why is this even in the Norwalk Reflector?? Don't we have enough stories like this from our area?

ladydye_5

Agreed itsnotme......does Norwalk really need wire stories about drug related crimes? Were there not enough drug arrests this week in Huron county to report on?

Ispeed2_69

you people are idiots its news so shut up....hence the name newspaper you idiots just need something to gripe about

TOPGUN01

Very good story!Here is a DaD that does the right thing, instead of letting it go?Iwould bet this has been going on for some time?We have some family that does the same thing.And does nothing? At least in jail they will dry out?