POLICE: Louisville man arrested days after St. Matthews chase
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities say they've arrested a man days after he led St. Matthews Police on a wild chase.
According to arrest reports, the chase started on Dec. 12, just before 9 a.m. when a witness called St. Matthews Police to report that someone was inside his neighbor's house. Police say the intruder was 23-year-old Warren H. Englert.
The witness tried to block Englert's car in the driveway, according to the arrest report, but Englert managed to get out. Police say the caller followed Englert, maintaining contact with 911 dispatchers until they both got stuck in traffic near the corner of Breckenridge Lane and Kresge Way, when St. Matthews Police caught up with them.
At that point, police say Englert rear-ended the vehicle in front of him and freed himself from the traffic.
Police say that began a vehicle chase that continued through St. Matthews, Seneca Park, Cherokee Park and parts of Metro Louisville, where Englert, "ran numerous red lights, struck several other cars, forced cars off the road, and was driving on the wrong side of the roadway, almost striking a St. Matthews Police officer head-on."
The roadways were covered with snow and ice due to recent severe weather, according to police.
Englert eventually escaped, but during the chase, police were able to run the license plate and determine that the vehicle had been stolen from a home on Baxter Avenue, according to reports.
On Wednesday, Dec. 18, Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies visited an apartment on Baxter Avenue where Englert was believed to be staying. When they knocked on the door, police say Englert tried to flee out of a third floor window that had been broken out. When the deputies ordered Englert to come down, he allegedly ran back into the apartment. He was eventually arrested after he opened the front door.
Police say Englert told them he had been evicted from the apartment and wasn't supposed to be there. Inside, officers allegedly found drug paraphernalia, with suspected heroin.
Police say Englert had pawned five items from a recent burglary a few days earlier.
He was arrested and charged with burglary, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, fleeing and evading police, criminal mischief and wanton endangerment, according to arrest reports.
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