By Devin Rose
A January court date was set last week during a status call for Pawel Borowski-Beszta, a former student at Oak Park and River Forest High School who was arrested in August for allegedly running a drug sales operation out of an Oak Park apartment.
Clad in a prison outfit, Borowski-Beszta, 17, appeared for about a minute but did not speak in front of Judge Noreen Love Nov. 30 at the Fourth Municipal District Courthouse in Maywood. He will return there for another status call, where the judge will be briefed again on his case, on Jan. 3.
His attorney, Michael Goggin, said the court date was rescheduled because he didn't have all the necessary information from the state.
Borowski-Beszta faces felony drug and weapon charges after police determined he was the ringleader in a drug operation out of a Harrison Street apartment where he may have been a part-time resident. Police found over 200 iPods, cell phones and scientific calculators in addition to cocaine, marijuana, a handgun with ammunition and $1,000 in cash in the apartment.
So far, 32 stolen calculators in Borowski-Beszta's possession were determined to be the property of OPRFHS, and, as a result, the state's attorney's office added four counts of theft to the other charges against him. Two other men were charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
Borowski-Beszta is being held in the Cook County Jail with bond set at $300,000.