March 25, 2015
Andrew James Schmidt, 19
Last known address:
4000 block of Delbrook Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21
Failure to Report an Automobile Crash
Exceeding Maximum Speed Limits
Driving Without a License
On March 25, 2015 at 9:00 AM an Upper Allen Township Police Officer timed a vehicle being operated by Schmidt at 98 MPH in a 55 MPH zone on US Route 15 South. The car initially stopped, but fled the scene when the officer got out of his patrol car and approached it. As officers were in the area looking for the car, they received a call from a citizen that a vehicle matching the description of the fleeing vehicle had lost control and was involved in a single car crash at the intersection of Gettysburg Pike and Floribunda Lane.
Upper Allen Officers arrived on scene and found the car abandoned in the middle of the road. Officers located Schmidt and a 17 year old juvenile on foot in the area of West Rosegarden Boulevard and Floribunda Lane and learned that they fled from the car after the crash. During the investigation police found marijuana, drug paraphernalia and alcohol inside the car, which was later towed from the scene. Neither Schmidt or his passenger were injured in the crash.
Schmidt was arrested and committed to Cumberland County Prison under $60,000 bail. A preliminary hearing will be scheduled for a later date before District Judge Mark Martin.