PD: Tow related incident leads to arrest for child abuse

Posted at 11:29 AM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-19 15:42:37-04

A Tempe man contacted police for a "tow related incident" and ended up being arrested for suspected child abuse. 

Tempe police report that on October 13, tow truck driver Richard Golubski, 26, contacted them regarding a tow related incident. Court paperwork did not specify what the "tow related incident" was. 

Upon receiving the phone call, Tempe police realized Golubski had a warrant for his arrest regarding an alleged child abuse incident that occurred in July 2018. 

Court paperwork shows that Golubski was babysitting a five-year-old autistic boy at a home near Ray Road and Chandler Boulevard. While babysitting, Golubski allegedly grabbed the boy by the face and arms. He then reportedly slapped the child in the face hard enough to cause "severe bruising."

Golubski reportedly sent a message to the boy's mother saying, "Looks like I abused him."

The child allegedly told investigators that "he got poop on the toilet seat" and Golubski got mad. 

Golubski has been charged with child abuse.

If you suspect a child is being abused, the Arizona Department of Child Services has resources available to report the issue to a social worker. You can call the Arizona Child Abuse Hotline at 1-888-SOS-CHILD (1-888-767-2445), and will be asked for information about the child, as well as the nature of your concerns. You can also get more information from DCS about reporting abuse or neglect online.