Savoy man faces drug charge after fight at west Champaign bar

Savoy man faces drug charge after fight at west Champaign bar

URBANA — A Savoy man who allegedly possessed cocaine intended for sale last week has been charged with a serious felony.

A Champaign police report said shortly after 1 a.m. Friday, officers were sent to a fight at a bar in the 100 block of South Mattis Avenue. Several people told police a man had a gun.

Because he matched the description given by witnesses, police stopped Jonathon Bialeschki, 34, as he walked to a car in the parking lot.

Bialeschki, who listed an address on Hartwell Court, did not have a gun but admitted to police that he had been in a fight inside.

Police said they searched him and found three bags containing more than 9 grams of what appeared to be powdered cocaine. They also found $157 on him.

Bialeschki was charged Friday with manufacture or delivery of cocaine, a Class 1 felony.

Because of prior convictions, including one for residential burglary, Bialeschki is eligible for up to 30 years in prison if he's convicted. He could get probation.

Bialeschki posted bond over the weekend and was released from jail. Judge John Kennedy told him to be back in court May 1.

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jparks wrote on March 19, 2018 at 9:03 pm

"Because of prior convictions, including one for residential burglary, Bialeschki is eligible for up to 30 years in prison if he's convicted. He could get probation."

This is one, of many, problems with our judicial system as it exists today.  There is too much discrection given to our judges.  

Based on a persons criminal history in the past and his current alledged criminal activity, he did something so severe he could receive a 30 year prison sentence.

How could probation possibly be an option?

Until this major flaw in our system is corrected, bad people will continue to do bad things and innocent people could be the victims.

Open "The Book Of Sentences".  The appropriate sentence is right in front of them.

 

rsp wrote on March 20, 2018 at 1:03 am

For someone who has a few grams to go away for most of his life will not solve the drug problem.

jparks wrote on March 20, 2018 at 8:03 am

It would be a start.  One at a time.  Eventually we will run out of them.  Simple supply and demand.

You would be amazed at the communication network not only in the prison system but outside in the criminal world.  Eventually people would begin to take the criminal justice system seriously.

"For someone who has a few grams to go away for most of his life will not solve the drug problem."

Oh yes it will.

After testifying in a residential burglary case years ago in which the defendant had a long history of criminal activity, I was present for the sentencing hearing.  The judge said the following which I will never forget.

"Mr. Smith, it is apparent to this court that you don't take the criminal justice system seriously.  I feel it is my duty and responsiblity today to make sure you don't get the chance to disrespect it again for a long, long time."  He went outside the sentencing guidelines and sentenced him to 20 years beyond the maximum.  You should have seen the look on the faces of the defendant and his attorney.  Priceless.  The defendant will never live long enough to victimize anyone else.

That rsp is called justice.  Yes it very much will solve a lot of the problems we have in society today.

rsp wrote on March 20, 2018 at 3:03 pm

No, that's just you getting a cheap thrill. When people go to prison they often leave families behind. Kids who need their parents in whatever capacity they can provide. When the parents aren't there, it drastically increases the chances that the kids will follow in the parents footsteps, to prison. Kids will find a way to be with their parents.

Are you going to just lock up generation after generation after generation? Just because you are too lazy to treat the problem in the community? And it is a community problem.

From doctors who are too quick with the scripts and politicians who refuse to fund substance abuse programs. No accountability for pharmacutical companies who have made billions by lying about the safety of their products. And yet you always focus on the little guy, and ignore the thousands your thrill will cost taxpayers.

 

jparks wrote on March 20, 2018 at 9:03 pm

"Kids will find a way to be with their parents".

Seriously?  Wow.  That is weak.  So you think if a childs parent is in prison the child will commit a crime to be closer to their parent?  BREAKING NEWS.  When you are sentenced to prison you don't get to choose your destination.  Not your city.  Not your county.  Not your state.  Not your pillow.  Not your window treatments.

"Are you going to just lock up generation after generation after generation"?

No.  But here is the thing.  I wouldn't need to.

NOBODY EVER TALKS ABOUT THIS.  If our judicial system had implemented my philosophy 30 years ago, we would't be having this conversation.  

If bad people were sentenced to appropriate punishments, they wouldn't be out on the streets procreating more bad people.  

Just imagine for a second if we had done this 30 years ago.  Think about that for a second.

It isn't too late to start.  Our children and grandchildren would thank us for it.  

This solution must be too simple and society just overlooks it.  I don't understand it.

 

 

 

jparks wrote on March 20, 2018 at 10:03 pm

Sorry to get so off the subject but there is no other place to post this that I can find.

Does anyone else find it odd that another school shooting took place almost 14 hours ago and not one word has been printed by this site?

Maybe just another school shooting?  Not a big deal anymore?

Perhaps it could be because a School Resource Officer armed with a weapon shot back? 

Hmmmm. 

Wouldn't want to print that would you.

I just heard this on the news.  "The lone fatality in this situation was that of the gunman who entered the school and was fatally shot by the armed security guard. 

Did I miss the story News Gazette?  I honestly could have.

bones1 wrote on March 21, 2018 at 1:03 pm

You are right, you missed it.  And, since the NG is famously conservative it makes no sense that you think they would skip over a story about a "good guy with a gun" scenario.  Get it together man!  If you are going to spend time in the conspiracy theory rabbit hutches you should at least make sure you know which hutch you should be in.  

 

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/nationworld/2018-03-21/officers-respons...

jparks wrote on March 21, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Brilliant. 

Did you happen to notice the time and date stamp at the top of the article?  It was NOON.  TODAY!!!

The shooting took place yesterday morning at 8:55 a.m. CST.  My post occurred about 12 hours later.  No article had been posted.  The article was posted some 27 hours after the fact.  Nothing like "BREAKING NEWS".

If you are looking for a rabbit hole to hide in, I completely understand.

Brilliant.

CharacterCounts wrote on March 21, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Reading a number of articles from liberal writers in the News-Gazette each week, makes me think those who liberal must not read those articles.  The conservative articles seem to be more well sourced and balanced.  So I opine the News-Gazette is fairly well balanced in it's reporting.

Regarding sentencing by judges.  Those who are incarcerated are not available to continue commiting criminal acts while in jail or prison.  Many of those who are locked up have children, but they are only their biological fathers or mothers and not fathers and mothers that raise their children.  How many of those who are sentenced to prison are the father or mother to more than one child?  How many grandmothers raise the children of their children and grandchildren?  Who are these grandmothers, often those who children refuse to serve as a good parent.  How many Illinois athletes give praise to their grandmothers for raising them?  Why is that.

How often do you see any offenders being sentenced to doing public service work such as picking up trash along the side of the  road? Do you ever read of the state's attorney's office requesting public service work to be done along our roadways?  With the number of people sentenced to probation in Champaign, government vehicles should never be dirty.  But they are.  It must be beneath the dignity of probationers to do physical labor and wash government vehicles.  If it is done, the News-Gazette never includes that information in their articles. 

How many southeast Asia immigrants have the grandmothers raising the children?  Why the difference?  Many of these immigrants arrive with only the clothes in one suitcase.  How many children of these southeast asia immigrants go on and graduate from college?  Not only graduate from college, but  excell academically.  Again why?  In my opinion, the difference is family, work ethic and discipline.  In Champaign County you don't read very often of criminal activity by children and youth of southeast Asia immigrants.

CharacterCounts wrote on March 21, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Reading a number of articles from liberal writers in the News-Gazette each week, makes me think those who liberal must not read those articles.  The conservative articles seem to be more well sourced and balanced.  So I opine the News-Gazette is fairly well balanced in it's reporting.

Regarding sentencing by judges.  Those who are incarcerated are not available to continue commiting criminal acts while in jail or prison.  Many of those who are locked up have children, but they are only their biological fathers or mothers and not fathers and mothers that raise their children.  How many of those who are sentenced to prison are the father or mother to more than one child?  How many grandmothers raise the children of their children and grandchildren?  Who are these grandmothers, often those who children refuse to serve as a good parent.  How many Illinois athletes give praise to their grandmothers for raising them?  Why is that.

How often do you see any offenders being sentenced to doing public service work such as picking up trash along the side of the  road? Do you ever read of the state's attorney's office requesting public service work to be done along our roadways?  With the number of people sentenced to probation in Champaign, government vehicles should never be dirty.  But they are.  It must be beneath the dignity of probationers to do physical labor and wash government vehicles.  If it is done, the News-Gazette never includes that information in their articles. 

How many southeast Asia immigrants have the grandmothers raising the children?  Why the difference?  Many of these immigrants arrive with only the clothes in one suitcase.  How many children of these southeast asia immigrants go on and graduate from college?  Not only graduate from college, but  excell academically.  Again why?  In my opinion, the difference is family, work ethic and discipline.  In Champaign County you don't read very often of criminal activity by children and youth of southeast Asia immigrants.

Reykjavik wrote on March 26, 2018 at 3:03 pm

Jailing these people is going to break us (i.e., U.S.) financially.  

Depending on the state, incarceration costs between $30,000 -$50,000/y.