Denver woman who eluded police nabbed for shoplifting

By on December 7, 2016

er20161207_polserena-schmucA Denver woman who police said eluded them Nov. 28 during a vehicle pursuit that reached speeds of 120 mph has been arrested.

Serena Ann Schmuck, 229 Main St., Apt. 1, was arrested for shoplifting at Kohl’s at Park City Center in Lancaster shortly before 3:30 p.m. Dec. 1, city police said.

The 31-year-old had stolen $120 worth of items and fled from loss prevention and security staff before police took her into custody.

Schmuck was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a medical issue, police said. After her release, she was arraigned on charges of retail theft, and possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Schmuck was committed to Lancaster County Prison on $100,000 bail.

She still faces arraignment for 53 charges related to a high-speed pursuit Nov. 28 in Manheim Township and West Earl Township, city police said. She also faces bench warrants through the sheriffs’ offices in Lancaster and York counties.

Schmuck was clocked on radar going 111 mph on northbound Route 222 at Landis Valley Road in Manheim Township shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday, state police Cpl. Henry L. Callithen III said. She refused to stop the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic Turbo she was driving and reached a speed of 120 mph in a 65 mph zone before exiting at Brownstown.

Schmuck led police on a high-speed pursuit on several West Earl Township roads, Callithen said. The 11-mile chase lasted 12 minutes.

Schmuck crossed into the oncoming lane several times and straddled the center line during the chase in West Earl, police said. She got away when police lost sight of her after she turned off her headlights while driving.

Ryan Robinson is a staff writer at LNP.


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