Man arrested after lengthy police pursuit

Police and emergency crews at Minnich and Hoffman Roads on July 22, 2017 following a police pursuit that lasted over an hour.

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – A police pursuit that started in DeKalb County Saturday evening ended a few miles north of Hoagland.

The pursuit started sometime before 8 p.m. in DeKalb County. It ended at Hoffman Road and Minnich Road around 9:10 p.m.

Dispatchers with DeKalb County said the arrest of the driver and investigation is being handled by the Auburn Police. Calls and emails to the department have not been answered as of Sunday evening.

Police give chase to a person driving a blue pickup truck on I-69 in Allen County on July 22, 2017. (Photo Courtesy: Chad Vice)

The pursuit traveled into Allen County in the southbound lanes of I-69. The driver exited at Coldwater Road before heading back north on I-69. The driver then wrapped around I-469 before exiting at Winchester Road on the city’s far south side. The driver then traveled by Wayne High School, west on Lower Huntington Road before turning back east on Airport Expressway.

After winding around the southern part of the county the driver went southeast towards the Hoagland area.

The pursuit ended in a field near the intersection of Hoffman and Minnich. Emergency responders were called shortly after for an “injury accident.” Emergency dispatchers confirmed there were only minor injuries.

A NewsChannel 15 photographer said a juvenile was escorted to a police car. A man, however, was near the side of the road and screaming. The man was eventually put into an ambulance.

NewsChannel 15 learned that 32-year-old Adrien Bloom was booked in the DeKalb County Jail early Sunday morning. He was charged with resisting law enforcement, habitual traffic violator, neglect of a dependent, and criminal reckelessness.

Police have not confirmed the relationship between Bloom and the boy.

Mugshot of Adrien Bloom, 32 (Photo Courtesy: DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department)