PPD: Man with Warrant Leads Police on Midnight Chase Through Borough

Phoenixville Police say the pursuit began on 12:50 a.m on January 12.

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.

Dawn January 21, 2013 at 01:23 PM
You people don't know anything about this individual. If we had more services for young adults like him, he wouldn't be lurking around the streets all hours of the night. This guy has had a rough life, lost his father when he was young, and does not have a home. He may have a sheet as long as his arm, but he has no one in his life to guide him in the right direction. So please if you want to see less "bums" as you put it on the streets, volunteer to help people like this, or help the community by providing these young adults with mentors that can lead to a path of success and a better life. Signed someone who has taken in his brother
John January 21, 2013 at 02:39 PM
Bless you dawn, good luck. Don't listen to idiots like harry, his primary goal in his pathetic life is get a rise out of people. He's a loser, nothing to see here.
Dawn January 21, 2013 at 06:18 PM
Thank you John. Bless you too. If I could take them all I would, they just need guidance and someone to say I care about you.
Harriet Finster January 22, 2013 at 06:23 PM
I apologize for my son's harsh words.
Nan nan January 24, 2013 at 08:12 PM
I have one brother with me


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