Police: Lawrence Man Assaulted EMT, Resisted Arrest

Authorities allege Mark Pasowski, a 26-year-old Lawrence Township resident, first punched an emergency medical technician who was trying to help him and then struggled with police officers.

Mark Pasowski, 26, of the 1300 block of Lawrence Road (Route 206) was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and resisting arrest after he allegedly punched a Lawrence Township emergency medical technician who was trying to help him, according to Lawrence Township police spokesman Lt. Mark Ubry.

It was about 2:20 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, when a township ambulance crew and Officer Scott Stein were sent to Pasowski’s home after a 911 call was received reporting a male at that address was “unresponsive,” Ubry said.

The ambulance crew was already on the scene and Pasowski was conscious and sitting down when Stein arrived, Ubry said.

He said Pasowski, apparently angered by the questions posed by one of the ambulance crew, allegedly punched the 52-year-old emergency medical technician in the chest and the right side of his face.

Pasowski then allegedly resisted when Stein went to arrest him. After a brief struggle, he was subdued and handcuffed by Stein and other officers who responded to assist, according to Ubry.

Pasowski was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton to be treated for his medical condition, Ubry said.

He said the EMT was not seriously hurt but planned visit his dentist for an examination due to the blow suffered to his face.


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BOB LECH September 25, 2012 at 10:01 PM
I just read this and had to read it again. Folks,these EMS people are very highly skilled professionals. They just don't pick up a person and take them out. Questions are asked,medical history of the sick person is jotted down,their trained to use life saving medical equipment and what you call an ambulance is more like a small mobile hospital loaded with life saving gear and communications. Their trained to stabilize a person or save a life right on the spot. It would take pages to tell you what they have to go through to get certified and then after that re certification,It's non-ending. Between the EMS crews,Police,Fire-fighters and the hospital,who else are you going to call to save you ass?
Sanriobaby September 26, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Wow, people really need to not take questions that are asked by EMS workers so freakin personal. This man probably got upset that they asked him if he was using any drugs or maybe if he tried to kill himself or something, questions that need to be asked if someone was unresponsive. It's the same types of questions that may have been asked in the ER too. I get if someone would be offended, especially if they are already agitated and feeling sick, but EMS workers have to eleminate certain reasons for being unresponsive first. Working as an EMS tech is a dangerous job and they risk their own safety trying to save the lives of others, so people should have a bit more respect for them.
JEAN ANDERSON September 28, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Back in April, in the middle of the night, when it was determined I should go to the hospital, they did a good job. However, Medicare decided I should have gone in a car so wouldn't cover the expensive ride. They're great at what they do, but are apparently expected (before tests) to be clairvoyant I guess. The bill for a one night stay in the ER was a fantasy figure. Should I have resisted going?
Mark P September 30, 2012 at 02:40 PM
You people missed the point,and didnt hear or misunderstood the details and circumstances.and if u did knew all the details you would change your mind,your one of those people that always think that medical personel and cops are always rite and never at fault or wrong..I suffered a concussion and didnt know where i was, and couldn't distiguish between anyone that was in my house, or let alone my own room.they treated me like an animal,like a DOG for that matter it was unfair.So i'm getting the best lawyer money can buy or that i can afford.Totally unfair how i was treated,my mother and G-Mother were in the room the whole entire time all the dumb,stupid police men were,and witnessed everything,and they said that nothin even close like that happened as what they said or mentioned,basically they lied because their cops and they think they can get away with anything and everything I dont remmeber anything,and didnt know where i was,and didnt or couldnt recall anything for those 1st-2hrs after the fall and trumendous blow to my head.You guys can think whatever you want, but not all cops are good and even honest.Just Like That Cop from Robbonsville,NJ that went crazy,im assuming all you guys that commented on this blog,think or thought that he didnt do anything wrong either rite?I took pictures of all the police brutality that took place in my bedroom, i was only in my underwear, nothing else, and didn't even have a chance to put any clothes on. You tell me who the vicim is here...


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