UPDATED: Greenwich Teen Suspect in Fatal Hit and Run Charged with Criminal Mischief

Andrew Schmidt. Dec 11, 2017 Photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept

Andrew Schmidt. Dec 11, 2017 Photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept

On Saturday, Dec 9, Andrew B Schmidt, 19, of 268 Round Hill Rd in Greenwich was arrested by Greenwich Police.

Officers responded to Town of Greenwich property in the area of Brook Drive (the buffer by I95) around 8:20pm on a report of vehicles doing circles on the property.

The first arriving officer observed the vehicles intentionally drifting their vehicles, causing damage to the ground.

The investigation revealed that Andrew Schmidt came to the field to “do donuts” in the snow.

“Someone called to say there were three SUV’s doing donuts on the field on the northeast corner of Brook Drive and Field Point Road.

Police sent two officers to Brook Drive. It was snowing at the time. There was approximately a 200 x 100 ft area damaged caused by tire tracks.

The drivers of two of the vehicles were identified as juvenile males, both 17, who were driving Jeep Wranglers.

“They follow a different track because they are juveniles,” Slusarz said, adding that their cases are being dealt with by juvenile officers.

The third driver was identified as Mr. Schmidt who was driving a 2007 Hummer H3.

Schmidt was arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief in the first degree, which is a felony because the damage was over $1,500.

“The town foreman came out and assessed the damage to the area. The area will have to be leveled off and replanted,” Slusarz said.

Schmidt was assigned a bond of $1,500 and released from police custody on Dec 10. He has a court date on Dec 18, 2017 in Stamford Superior Court.

Many will recall that Mr. Schmidt, then 17, was arrested following a fatal motor vehicle accident that took place on April 17, 2016. The incident, which took place on East Putnam Ave by Hillside Rd, resulted in the death of Edward Setterberg of Cos Cob.

“Mr. Schmidt has a case pending in court,” said Lt. Slusarz.

On the evening of April 17, 2016, Mr. Setterberg was struck and killed by a hit and run driver on East Putnam Avenue at Hillside Rd.  Schmidt was released after posting his court set bond of $100,000. He was eligible for juvenile status in the judicial system, but a decision was made to try him as an adult. The case is working its way through the courts.

See also:

Greenwich Teen Charged in Fatal Hit and Run


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