Kallenberger
Kallenberger

A naked man was taken into police custody Sunday after leading three York County police departments on a high-speed chase that ended with the stolen minivan the man was driving in the Susquehanna River.

Raymond David Kallenberger, 23, of Edgewood, Md., was arrested by officers after he eventually swam to shore, according to his charging documents.

Springettsbury Township Police officers were dispatched at 10:15 a.m. for a report of an erratic driver who was driving a minivan that was missing a rear tire on Mount Zion Road, according to Kallenberger's charging documents.

An officer located the 1997 Plymouth Voyager traveling north on Mount Zion and attempted a traffic stop.

But Kallenberger kept going, said police Chief Thomas Hyers.

At one point during the chase, Kallenberger started to take off his clothing, charging documents state.

Chase: As the chase crossed municipal boundaries and onto Interstate 83, officers from two other police departments joined in chasing the green minivan taxicab, Hyers said.

The chase reached speeds as high as 90 mph and Kallenberger ignored traffic signals, running red lights.

On at least one occasion, Kallenberger abruptly pulled a u-turn and attempted to crash into an oncoming police car, documents state.

"At two different times during the pursuit he actually turned his car around and tried to ram the police vehicles," Hyers said.

Swimming: As the parade of the stolen minivan and trailing police vehicles entered Goldsboro, Kallenberger made a right turn and drove straight into the river.

A naked Kallenberger climbed from the sinking van and stood on its roof.

When the van was fully submerged, he began to swim before eventually swimming to waiting officers on the shore, documents state.

While Kallenberger was talking to officers, officers detected an odor of alcohol on his breath, documents state.

After he was taken to York Hospital to have his blood drawn for testing and to be checked out for injuries, he was transported to Central Booking, where he was arraigned Sunday night.

Emergency responders worked Sunday to recover the vehicle from the river.

The minivan was stolen about 9:30 a.m. in a carjacking in Bel Air, Md., Hyers said.

Charges: Kallenberger is charged with two counts each of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment, and one count each of fleeing and eluding police, driving under the influence and receiving stolen property.

Bel Air Police have also charged Kallenberger with two counts of theft and one count each of carjacking and unlawfully taking a vehicle, according to his charging documents.

He is awaiting extradition to Maryland.

Kallenberger's bail was set at a combined $100,000 - $75,000 for requisition on the Maryland charges and $25,000 for the charges stemming from the York County chase.

- Reach Erin James at ejames@yorkdispatch.com.; reach Greg Gross at ggross@yorkdispatch.com.