Milton: Wanted suspect turns himself in

MILTON – A wanted Milton man who left five children in his vehicle while fleeing from police Sunday during a traffic stop turned himself in Tuesday.

Milton Police Chief Robert Longo said Andrew A. Long, 53, turned himself in to Milton police early Tuesday morning.

Charges in warrants for Long included endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest, failure to signal when turning, disregard to a police officer signal, failure to have lights on when required and driving while suspended/revoked.

The traffic stop incident occurred Aug. 22 when police attempted to stop Long for a motor vehicle violation. According to police, Long refused to adhere to the emergency lights and siren. After stopping the vehicle on Palmer Street he fled in the direction of Bay Avenue.

Hearing heard children’s cries, Milton police did not chase Long, but instead tended to the children’s needs with neighbors until their mother arrived. Back-up officers checked the area but were unable to locate Long.

Chief Longo said Long also has pre-existing active capias’s for rape third degree from the Kent County Superior Court and identity theft, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest from the Lewes Police Department.

Long was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default  of $112, 161 bond


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