According to a Mattoon Police Department Press Release, Mattoon Police arrested Zachary C. Kowalis, age 29 and who cited an address of the PADS shelter, formerly of Charleston, on Feb. 24that 12:37 p.m. The arrest occurred in the 1700 block of Broadway Avenue.
Kowalis was charged with Criminal Trespass to Property. The charge alleges that Kowalis and another suspect, who also cited an address of PADS, formerly of Lufkin, Texas, were found to be in a room at the Amtrak Depot that is normally locked and off limits to the public. The suspect from Texas complied with an officer’s request to vacate the room. Kowalis repeatedly refused and was arrested. He was taken to the Coles County jail.