Man Charged With Fleeing, Eluding Police

September 27, 2018

WILKES-BARRE — A city man is wanted on fleeing and eluding charges after police say he was spotted driving an all-terrain vehicle on city streets. Police said Austin Anthony Kochanski, 20, was observed illegally driving a four-wheeler on New Market Street around 10:45 a.m. Sept. 14. Police tried to pull him over, but Kochanski fled in a reckless manner, according to police. A short time later, police saw Kochanski again, still driving recklessly in the street, police said. Kochanski again fled officers, police said. Officers were then dispatched to the soccer fields at Coal Street Park to a report of the fields being damaged by an ATV rider. When they arrived they saw Kochanski driving on the fields before fleeing for a third time, police said. Officers got a warrant charging Kochanski with criminal mischief and fleeing and eluding police. — JAMES HALPIN

Update hourly