Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- A drug suspect known to frequent Syracuse's west side has turned himself into authorities.
Police say Mark Michalowski turned himself in the day after we profiled him in our On the Lookout segment on NewsChannel 9 11 @ 11.
Police say there's no doubt he probably saw or heard about our story, which may have led to him turning himself in.
Michalowski was wanted after he failed to appear in court on drug charges.
Drug suspect known to frequent Syracuse’s west side sought by police
December 12, 2011
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- This week, the Fugitive Task Force is asking you to be 'On the Lookout' for a drug suspect who’s had several brushes with the law.
Syracuse Police say they caught Mark Michalowski with drugs and a hypodermic needle while on a bike, which according to Syracuse Police Sergeant John Savage, "is a common mode of transportation used by persons selling and dealing narcotics."
"It allows them to get in between houses and elude officers in cars," Sgt. Savage said.
Michalowski was given an appearance ticket, but failed to show up in court. That's why there's now a warrant out for the 39-year-old's arrest.
Michalowski is a man with a history of drug abuse. His name surfaced earlier this year during a theft investigation. Police say they caught him scrapping a manhole cover.
"Although it seems like a petty crime, and appear as a crime of drug use only affecting him...these are crimes that are affecting neighborhoods with cars getting broken into, houses getting broken into, so they can steal items to sell and support their drug habit," Sgt. Savage said.
Police believe Michalowski is still in the Syracuse area. He's known to frequent Syracuse's west side and is described as six feet tall, with a medium build.
If you have any information on Michalowski's whereabouts call the Syracuse Police Warrant Squad at 442-5230. All calls will remain confidential.