At 6 am Wednesday morning a Splendora Police Officer was southbound on I-69 at Fostoria when a black Chevrolet pickup approached him at 117mph. HE attempted to stop the vehicle which then sped up. Multiple units set up on I-69 waiting for the vehicle to approach. Traffic was quite heavy. As the vehicle approached Roman Forest the driver jumped the ditch and ran through the red light at the intersection. He then ran across the ditch again, make a left turn, and started traveling north in the Southbound lanes with traffic coming at him. When the driver got to Lucille he once again crossed the ditch, went a short distance into the neighborhood when he drove into a pasture. With the area sealed off multiple agencies, Precinct 4, Roman Forest, MCSO, and Splendora Officers began searching. When they got onto the property of Yellow Brick Nursery they found the truck backed into a new greenhouse, destroying it. The driver was not with the vehicle. After over an hour of the owner of the greenhouse and the Saddle Creek Towing driver, they were able to partially dismantle part of the greenhouse and get the truck out. The truck was believed to have been stolen from Auto Nation in Spring on Saturday. At about 7:30 am Montgomery County Deputies stopped an individual walking in the 18800 block of I-69. After identifying him it was found he had an open warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in Harris County. Not long after Splendora Police were in contact with Auto Nation in Spring who provided them with video of the vehicle theft. The person in the video was the same person arrested by deputies earlier. Matthew James Wolski, 31, of 17907 Mantana in Spring now remains in the Montgomery County jail on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, evading arrest with prior convictions, and criminal mischief of $2500 to $30,000. In addition, he has a hold from Harris County for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle with an $888,888.00 bond. Wolski has an extensive criminal history.
02/17/10-POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-HARRIS COUNTY-On February 16, 2010, Wolski was arrested after he was found to be in possession of hydrocodone. He was sentenced to 18-months deferred probation.
02/17/10-INDECENT EXPOSURE-HARRIS COUNTY-On February 16, 2010, Wolski was accused of masturbating in public. The case was dismissed.
08/09/10-INDECENT EXPOSURE-HARRIS COUNTY-On July 31, 2010, Wolski was accused of masturbating in front of a woman in public-He was sentenced to 75-days in the Harris County Jail.
07/19/11-AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AGAINST A PUBLIC SERVANT-HARRIS COUNTY-On July 18, 2011, Wolski hit a Harris County Precinct 4 Deputy with his vehicle-That case was dismissed
08/15/11-CREDIT CARD ABUSE-HARRIS COUNTY- On July 5, 2011, Harris County Precinct 4 Constables took a report in which Wolski stole a woman’s credit card information and purchased brake components for a Chevrolet Colorado truck at a Katy auto parts store In addition he made a purchase from O’Rileys Online. The parts were shipped to Wolski’s home on FM 2920 in Spring. He also purchased parts with another Katy business credit card. It was determined Wolski had been the Assistant Manager of a storage complex on Kuykendahl and had access to customers’ credit card information. He was sentenced to 8-months in State Jail by Judge Mary Lou Keel on March 27, 2012
01/09/12-THEFT-HARRIS COUNTY-Wolski stole a woman’s purse and cell phone. He was sentenced to 100 days in jail on March 7, 2012, by Judge Analia Wilkerson.
01/19/12-ENDANGERING A CHILD-HARRIS COUNTY-On January 16, 2012, Wolski entered the Walmart Store at 1313 Fry Road with a 3-year-old child in the basket. After putting several items in the cart he attempted to leave the store but was stopped by Loss Prevention. During this Wolski grabbed the child, pushed the officers, and fled out the store with them behind. He threw the child into the backseat and sped away at a high rate of speed. On January 17, 2012, the Harris County Deputy who took the Walmart report and watched the video responded to a home invasion call at Wolski’s home. It was there he recognized Wolski from the Walmart video along with the car parked in the driveway and the 3-year-old child. The case was dismissed after Wolski pled guilty on the Walmart theft
02/01/12-THEFT FROM PERSON-HARRIS COUNTY- On January 2, 2012, Wolski stole a Katy woman’s purse, cash, and a cell phone. Judge Mary Lou Keel sentenced him to 8-months in State Jail on March 27, 2012.
12/15/12-TRESPASSING-HARRIS COUNTY-HARRIS COUNTY-30 days Harris County Jail
03/22/13-THEFT $1500-$20,000-HARRIS COUNTY-On February 20, 2013, Wolski stole $6200 worth of tires and rims from an Infiniti Dealership at 14705 Gulf Freeway after cutting the fence. Later that day the dealership manager found the tires and rims stolen on Craig’s List. The manager contacted Wolski and agreed to meet him on Louetta Road in Spring to purchase the tires. He then contacted Houston Police who accompanied him and was able to arrest Wolski. Wolski has sentenced to 4-years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to run concurrently with his 3/25/13 theft charge.
03/25/13-THEFT $1500-$20000-HARRIS COUNTY-On January 2, 2013, stole four wheels with tires. For this, he was sentenced to 4-years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and his 04/19/13 case was dismissed.
04/19/13–BURGLARY OF A BUILDING-HARRIS COUNTY-On March 21, 2013, Wolski broke into Morningstar Mini Storage office after breaking a window. Wolski then stole close to $1000 from a cash box. After reviewing the security video Wolski was identified by the manager as a former employee. This case was dismissed as a plea agreement for his being sentenced on the prior theft charge.
06/17/13-THEFT $1500-$20,000-HARRIS COUNTY-On January 24, 2013, Wolski burglarized three vehicles at the Allen Samuels Dodge dealership at 21777 Katy Freeway. He broke the windows and after destroying the dashboards stole the navigation systems from Dodge 1500 pickups valued at $6300. Harris County Deputies also found blood in the vehicle and after submitting it for DNA it was returned by the DPS Lab and determined to have been Wolski’s blood. Wolski was indicted by a Harris County Grand Jury on January 31, 2014. Wolski was sentenced to 4-years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
06/24/15-EVADING ARREST-HARRIS COUNTY-Fled on foot from a Harris County Precinct 4 Deputy who tried to arrest him. Sentenced to 45 days in jail.
11/05/19-UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE-HARRIS COUNTY-On September 24th 2019 Wolski entered the Chastang Ford dealership in the 6200 block of North Loop East. There he stole a computer. After burglarizing the building he stole a 2011 Ford Transit Van. Police discovered behind the dealership a 2005 Acura MDX registered to Wolski’s wife Kori on October 3, 2019, the van was left at the dealership overnight and left with a white female in a red SUV. After interviewing Wolski he denied breaking into the dealership but admitted to stealing the van as he said his vehicle broke down.