A 19-year-old borough man with an active warrant was chased down and arrested by Phoenixville Police on January 12, the department is reporting.
According to court documents, Ryan Matthew Stefanowski was spotted walking on Bridge Street at approximately 12:50 a.m.
When the man saw police, he took off running and hid somewhere in the area of the Foundry Building and Mill Street. At this point, multiple officers began a search for Stefanowski, before one observed him run from bushes on the south side of the Foundry Building toward Bridge Street.
Stefanowski eluded them, temporarily, until he was found hiding under a tarp on the back porch of a home on the unit block of Mill Street.
Stefanowksi, who was intoxicated, was taken into custody.
He was charged with defiant trespassing, loitering and prowling at night, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness, and underage drinking. He faces preliminary hearing on January 24.