WARREN — A Girard man who pleaded responsible final month to tried arson and vandalism prices was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months in jail and ordered to pay $19,461 in restitution. He additionally can be labeled an arson offender.
Police stated that Todd Anthony Gasior, 31, of Elm Drive, Girard, tried setting fireplace to the storage and damaging the inside and exterior of his ex-girlfriend’s dwelling, which is owned by her father. The person precipitated the harm as a result of his girlfriend stated she wished to finish their “poisonous relationship,” a police report states.
“I misplaced most of my possessions in my very own home as a result of it’d be too painful to ever transfer again into that home that was speculated to be mine,” the lady instructed the courtroom simply earlier than Gasior was sentenced. “I misplaced slightly little bit of myself that night time having to undergo this trauma.”
She instructed the decide that Gasior poured bleach on her garments and broken home items with an ax.
“He had no regard for anybody and no regret for his actions,” she instructed the courtroom.
She concluded her assertion asking the courtroom to impose the utmost jail time period potential underneath state legislation.
Gasior watched as she gave her sufferer impression assertion in courtroom whereas deputies stood guard over him.
At occasions overcome with feelings, her father additionally gave a press release, reiterating his daughter’s needs that Gasior be punished to the total extent of the legislation, and known as for an extra cost of prison intent to do bodily hurt.
“I do know if my daughter would have determined to be there, I’d have needed to bury her,” the lady’s father instructed the courtroom.
Gasior then was sentenced.
On October 29,2022, the Weathersfield Township Police Division responded to name about an unsecured property on Elm Drive. The caller reporting a damaged window with curtains inside hanging out.
Police discovered shattered glass all through the entrance yard of the house, and thru a window noticed a number of broken objects scattered on the ground, the report states. In addition they noticed a person, who turned out to be Gasior, sleeping on the sofa.
Extra harm to the inside and exterior of the house was famous by officers .
Police rang the doorbell waking up Gasior who answered the door with a black substance overlaying his face. Officers say the smelled a robust odor of one thing “burnt or actively burning.”
When requested about it, Gasior instructed police one thing caught the storage on fireplace the night time earlier than and he took officers to see the within of it, which they reported was coated in black soot.
This prompted police to contact the hearth division to make sure the hearth was fully stamped out.
When the hearth chief arrived, Gasior defined he got here dwelling and put out the hearth with a backyard hose earlier than stepping inside the house to search out it ransacked — claiming the house was burglarized.
When the lady arrived to the residence, she instructed authorities that she and Gasior have been at Coaches Restaurant however once they returned dwelling — Gasior left with out telling her. Later, she stated he instructed her he was going to a restaurant in Hubbard, which she instructed police she confirmed after driving there and seeing him earlier than heading again dwelling.
As soon as dwelling, she packed some objects and left to go to a relative’s in Girard, in accordance with the police report.