Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Couple Facing Charges After Crash in Shenandoah

A man and wife will be charged after crashing a vehicle in Shenandoah on Tuesday, then fleeing the scene.

According to Shenandoah Police, on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, around 1:15pm, Officer Stamets was dispatched to 183 Pioneer Road, Shenandoah, to speak to David Havlicek.

Havlicek told police that someone came to work on his vehicle and took the vehicle without permission; however, he told police that he did not know the identity of the male. The vehicle was reported to be a white Ford Explorer.

Not longer after, police received a dispatched for a vehicle collision located in the 700 Block of East Centre Street involving a white SUV. 

When emergency personnel arrived, they found a White Ford Explorer that had crashed through the side of a concrete garage but the driver of the vehicle had fled the scene.

Police investigated and located credit cards, an access card, and a Pennsylvania identification card which were lying in the center console with the name, Caleisha B. Havlicek.

Caleisha Havlicek was later identified as David Havlicek's wife.

Based on the position of the vehicle and markings in the grass prior to striking the garage, police believe it appeared the vehicle was traveling westbound into Shenandoah when it lost control, crossing the double yellow and opposite lane of travel. The vehicle proceeded in the grass and nearly struck a telephone pole before traveling up a slight incline in the yard and colliding with the concrete block of the garage. The vehicle suffered extensive front end damage.

As part of the investigation, Officer Stamets left the scene of the accident and returned to 183 Pioneer Road to speak with David Havlicek.

Havlicek told the Officer that he met a male who works on cars on a mobile app called "LetGo".

He reported that he messaged him utilizing the LetGo application; however, the post and messages were deleted.

Havlicek said they are gone because the male deleted the post.

He also said that he never gave the male permission to drive the vehicle.

The statement provided was not consistent with Officer Stamets investigation and explained that to Havlicek.

Havlicek then admitted the vehicle was not stolen and he provided a false story.

Havlicek initially reported that he was operating the vehicle during the collision.

Officer Stamets explained how the seat was positioned and that it would not be possible for him to fit.

Caleisha Havlicek then told police that she was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash. Caleisha also told police that she has a suspended license.

The Havliceks then told police that Caleisha was driving with David in the front passenger seat and their two children, ages 2 and 4 were in the back seat. Caleisha told police she was traveling westbound when she began to lose control of the Explorer. She feared that she was going to strike the telephone pole but just missed it and then struck the side of the building.

Caleisha reported that she suffered a leg injury in the crash,  and David and the two children were not harmed.

The Havliceks will be charged by Shenandoah Police.

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