Waupaca police chased a fleeing suspect from Main Street into a wooded ravine on Union Street.
Matthew Locadio Alquinzon, 33, Waupaca, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, obstructing an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.
On March 14, Waupaca Police Officer Bret Rodenz stopped a vehicle on South Main Street because he recognized the driver, Alquinzon, from prior contacts and knew he did not have a valid license.
Alquinzon pulled into a downtown parking stall and exited his vehicle. Rodenz ordered Alquinzon to return to his car, but he took off running.
Rodenz pursued, but was unable to catch Alquinzon. Other officers arrived to find the suspect.
Officer Samuel Van Dinter was on West Union Street when he saw Alquinzon in the wooded ravine west of High Street.
According to the criminal complaint, Alquinzon was trying to climb the steep incline near the edge of the ravine when Van Dinter apprehended him.
Police found a glass pipe with residue that tested positive for methamphetamine in the car Alquinzon was driving.
Local law enforcement has experienced several prior run-ins with Alquinzon.
He was charged with violating a restraining order on March 16.
He was charged with obstructing an officer on March 15.
He was convicted of criminal damage to property on Feb. 15, sentenced to time served (121 days) and fined $453.
Alquinzon was convicted of substantial battery and sentenced to six months in jail on Sept. 8, 2015.
He was convicted of two counts of substantial battery and sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison less 184 days credit on Jan. 13, 2011.
He is currently being held in custody on a $1,000 cash bond.