Man wanted in North Carolina rearrested on St. Thomas
Published: August 22, 2013
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ST. THOMAS - The man who claimed to be the general manager of Bolongo Bay Beach Resort has been arrested again.
Peter Mark Zalewski, 39, has been trying to persuade the V.I. Superior Court that North Carolina's attempt to extradite him is a misunderstanding, though it seems that it is not.
V.I. Police officers arrested Zalewski a second time Tuesday evening after the Governor's Office signed a warrant for his arrest under of a recent extradition agreement between the territory and the state of North Carolina.
Zalewski previously was arrested June 25, after police received an order for arrest from the North Carolina Department of Corrections. However, Zalewski posted bail and was released and said that the order was a misunderstanding.
Zalewski, who previously has been convicted multiple times of identity theft and theft, said that his attorney told him that, despite his probation, he could move from North Carolina to the Virgin Islands to work.
However, his position as the manager of Iggie's Beach Bar, which is at Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, did not last long. Zalewski began his position in April, though he no longer was working there by July, according to Bolongo Bay's managing director, Richard Doumeng.
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort managers did not know that Zalewski had a criminal record, according to Doumeng, who chuckled when he heard Zalewski's claim that he was the general manager. Paul Doumeng, Richard's brother, is the resort's general manager.
Zalewski made the claim that he was the resort's general manager multiple times in a letter to V.I. Superior Court Judge James Carroll III.
Zalewski's extradition hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. Sept. 4 in V.I. Superior Court.
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