Police: Monroe man known for fleeing from cops arrested for latest pursuit in Newtown

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Zachery Krajewski, 27, of Monroe, Conn., was charged Tuesday, April 13, 2021, with numerous violations, including engaging police in a pursuit, reckless operation, suspended license, no insurance and interfering with an officer

Zachery Krajewski, 27, of Monroe, Conn., was charged Tuesday, April 13, 2021, with numerous violations, including engaging police in a pursuit, reckless operation, suspended license, no insurance and interfering with an officer

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NEWTOWN — A Monroe man who police say is known for fleeing from officers was arrested this month on an outstanding warrant for one of those incidents.

Zachery Krajewski, 27, of Monroe, was charged Tuesday with several violations, including engaging police in a pursuit, reckless operation, suspended license, no insurance and interfering with an officer, Lt. Aaron Bahamonde said.

He was held on a $75,000 bond.

Police said Tuesday’s arrest stemmed from an incident in March.

Officer Adam James was on patrol and saw Krajewski parked at a Queen Street business. Bahamonde said James recognized Krajewski and knew he had an outstanding warrant from a January incident in Newtown where police say he engaged officers in a pursuit.

When James tried to approach Krajewski to take him into custody for the January incident, Bahamonde said the man fled again, prompting another pursuit.

“Both pursuits were called off almost immediately, as Krajewski fled from police in a reckless manner, passing cars and driving in the opposite lane at a high rate of speed,” Bahamonde said. “His actions presented a danger to the general public.”

Bahamonde credited James with “thorough and extensive investigations” that eventually led to Krajewski’s arrest.