Oak Park and River Forest High School student Pawel Borowski-Beszta was re-indicted Friday by a Cook County grand jury, which charged him with four counts of theft in addition to the drug and weapons charges previously leveled against him for allegedly running a drug sales operation out of an Oak Park apartment.
The Cook County States Attorney's Office added charges of theft, theft of government property worth between $300 and $10,000, theft of private property and theft of private property between $300 and $10,000.
"The state's attorney's office determined that 32 stolen calculators [found in Borowski-Beszta's possession] were the property of Oak Park and River Forest High School," said Oak Park Police Cmdr. LaDon Reynolds. Borowski-Beszta is being held in Cook County Jail with bond set at $300,000.
Borowski-Beszta, a senior at OPRF, was arrested on Aug. 6 at an apartment in the 100 block of Harrison Street, where he was a part-time resident, authorities said earlier this month. The 17-year-old student landed a handful of felony charges after a search of the apartment turned up large quantities of drugs, cash and stolen goods, police said. Some of the drugs came via a FedEx shipment from California, Wednesday Journal reported last month.
A grand jury subsequently indicted Borowski-Beszta, handing down eight counts related to drug and weapons offenses.
Two brothers, Ryan Reyes, 28, of the 1100 block of South Harvey Avenue, and Christopher Reyes, 23, a tenant of the Harrison Street apartment, were both charged with misdemeanor possession of cannabis in connection with the drug bust.
At a Sept. 2 preliminary hearing, it was revealed that Borowski-Beszta told authorities that some of the drugs had been shipped to him in boxes from California.
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