Update: Milton Man Wanted for Child Endangerment Is In Custody - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Update: Milton Man Wanted for Child Endangerment Is In Custody

Posted: Updated:
Andrew Long Andrew Long

MILTON, Del.Milton police say a man who they say abandoned his five children during a traffic stop Sunday, is in custody.

According to Milton's police chief Robert Longo, 53-year-old Andrew A. Long turned himself into police early Tuesday morning.

On Sunday, August 22 at approximately 6:30 pm, officers observed Long traveling east on Route 16 and tried to stop him for a motor vehicle violation. Police say Long refused to stop for the officer who had his emergency lights and siren activated. Long was traveling the speed limit at the time of the incident. After entering Palmer Street police say he exited his vehicle and ran in the direction of Bay Avenue, leaving five children ranging from 2 years to 11 years old in the vehicle.    

Milton Police tended to the children with neighbors until their mother arrived. Back up officers did check the area but were unable to locate Long.

Warrants were issued by the Milton Police Department for the following charges; 5 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Felony Grade, Resisting Arrest, Failure to Signal When Turning, Disregard to a Police Officer Signal, Failure to Have Lights On When Required (Weather Related) and Driving While Suspended/Revoked.

Mr. Long also has pre-existing warrants for rape in Kent County and identity theft, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest from the Lewes PD.

Chief Longo thanked the community and the media Tuesday for their assistance. "This is an excellent example of positive community, media and police partnerships," he said.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Giving Back on Thanksgiving

    Giving Back on Thanksgiving

    11/23/2017 15:23:00 -05:002017-11-23 20:23:00 GMT
    Thursday, November 23 2017 3:29 PM EST2017-11-23 20:29:44 GMT
    SALISBURY, Md.- The Spirit & Truth Restoration Church prepared over 250 Thanksgiving dinners to those in need on Thursday. This is the seventh year the church has delivered meals to the community. Pastor Bonita Nsah says it's important toMore
    The Spirit & Truth Restoration Church prepared over 250 Thanksgiving dinners to those in need on Thursday.More
  • Restaurants Prepare for Thanksgiving Holiday

    Restaurants Prepare for Thanksgiving Holiday

    11/22/2017 22:06:00 -05:002017-11-23 03:06:00 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 10:06 PM EST2017-11-23 03:06:27 GMT
    Thanksgiving PreparationsThanksgiving Preparations
    SALISBURY, Md.- Restaurants in Salisbury are gearing up for Turkey Day. While many are cooking at home on Thursday, some are choosing to go out to eat for Thanksgiving. Jennifer Stack says she isn't a good cook, so her family is going out forMore
    Restaurants in Salisbury are gearing up for Turkey Day. While many are cooking at home on Thursday, some are choosing to go out to eat for Thanksgiving.More
  • Police Searching for Two Suspects Related to a String of Burglaries in Delaware

    Police Searching for Two Suspects Related to a String of Burglaries in Delaware

    11/22/2017 21:16:00 -05:002017-11-23 02:16:00 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:16 PM EST2017-11-23 02:16:01 GMT
    Courtesy of Delaware State PoliceCourtesy of Delaware State Police
    Delaware State Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects involved in several burglaries in Milford, Milton and Dover.More
    Delaware State Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects involved in several burglaries in Milford, Milton and Dover.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices