After hitting house, his car broke down, so he and his dog walked away, police say

Adrian Schnepp.
Adrian Schnepp.

A 23-year-old man is accused of crashing his vehicle into a residence, driving away without reporting the crash, then after his car broke down about a block away, walking away with his small dog, said Tracy Basterrechea, deputy chief for Meridian Police Department.

Adrian Schnepp reportedly crashed his vehicle around 1:22 a.m. Sunday into a Meridian home’s entryway steps, near the intersection of North Meridian and East Pine avenues. The only damage to the house was a wrecked hand railing and bricks on the face of the building, Basterrechea said.

After the crash, Schnepp reportedly drove off, but his vehicle stopped running several hundred feet away, Basterrechea said.

“He took his little dog and started walking away,” Basterrechea said. That’s when officers found and arrested him.

Schnepp pleaded not guilty Monday to three misdemeanor charges: failing to notify someone of the crash, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. At his arraignment Monday morning in Ada County Magistrate Court bond was set at $300 and his next court appearance was scheduled for Dec. 27.

Erin Fenner: 208-377-6207, @erinfenner