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Update: Milton Man Wanted for Child Endangerment Is In Custody

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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.

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