A district judge set bond at $100,000 Sunday night for Raymond Kallenberger, after police say he lead them on a chase throughout York County, ending with him driving a stolen minivan into the Susquehanna River.
Police say Kallenberger, 23, carjacked a taxi driver in Bel Air, Maryland around 9:30 a.m. A driver spotted him in Springettsbury Township on Mt. Zion Road around 10 a.m. driving erratically and missing the taxi’s right rear tire. When police arrived, they tried to pull him over, but he drove away.
Police say he eventually drove onto Interstate 83, hitting a top speed between 80 and 90 miles per hour. Within minutes, police say the right rear metal rim of the taxi started to fall apart. That’s when he got off the interstate at exit 28. After some U-turns, he made his way along Cly Road and traveled north to Goldsboro. When he got to the center of the borough, police say he made a right and drove into the Susquehanna River.
Jesse Dellen, Jr., said he was watching as Kallenberger “rolled down the window, crawled out, got on top of the van, shook his private parts at people, waving. And then, the water came up to the window and naturally that thing sunk.”
Dellen said Kallenberger appeared to have shoes on and underwear around his head.
Police said though Kallenberger denied being under the influence, officers could smell alcohol on his breath.
Emergency crews have not been able to find the minivan, saying it may have been taken the current downstream toward a dam.
Kallenberger also was wanted for stealing from a convenience store, according to Bel Air police. He’s been charged with two counts of theft, and one count each of carjacking and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle.
In York County, police charged him with two counts of aggravated assault, reckless endangering and DUI. Police also charged him with one count of receiving stolen property, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer as well as reckless driving.
Kallenberger is being held in the York County prison until an extradition hearing, when it’s expected he will return to Maryland. Prosecutors in Harford County, Maryland, will handle all the charges against him.