Police: Windsor man facing drug charges after chase

Ron Musselman
York Dispatch
Patrick Frankovitch is being held in the York County Prison

A Windsor man is facing drug charges after leading police on a chase early Thursday morning, police said.

Patrick Hen Frankovitch, 29, of Water Street, was arraigned on Jan. 2 on two felony charges involving drug possession, one misdemeanor count each for possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, and a summary charge for failure to drive at a safe speed.

Frankovitch is being held in York County Prison after failing to post 10% of $50,000 bail. He faces a preliminary hearing at 9 a.m. Jan. 16 before District Judge John H. Fishel.

Patrick Hen Frankovitch

According to a criminal complaint, Lower Windsor Township Officer Shaun Dickmyer said he was traveling along Pleasant Hill Road just before 2 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, when he saw a Ford Focus back out of a driveway in the 400 block.

Dickmyer said in the complaint the vehicle was in front of him and turned onto Bull Run Road at a high rate of speed. He said Frankovitch continued at a high rate of speed into Wrightsville.

Dickmyer said he turned on his emergency lights and siren but Frankovitch failed to stop and headed toward Hellam Township.

Officers there initiated a traffic stop in the area of Sunset Circle and Crystal Lane, the complaint said.

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Frankovitch told police he was in possession of “ice” meth, according to the complaint.

Police said he had a fanny pack around his waist that contained a small plastic bag with several white rocks that appeared to be meth.

In a separate compartment, police said, there were 100 small plastic bags and a scale used for weighing drugs. There was a white substance on the scale.

Police said Frankovitch admitted he was an avid user and sold drugs, the complaint said.

A passenger also fled from the vehicle when it was on Walnut Street, police said. It was unclear Friday if the passenger was apprehended.