Police log 10/11

October 11, 2002

Woman is charged with leaving kids unattended

A woman accused of leaving her two children alone while she was in a Williamsport tavern last month has been served with a criminal summons by the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Deputy David Fortson served Lynn Eileen Long, 26, of 7 N. Conococheague St., Williamsport, with the summons Oct. 4. The summons charges Long with two counts of leaving a child unattended. She was not taken into custody.

At 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 19, Fortson responded to Williamsport for a report of a young girl wandering in an alley near the Third Base Tavern. When the deputy arrived, he found the child, who told him she believed her mother was in the tavern.

Fortson said the child showed him where she lived at 7 N. Conococheague St. and when he arrived at Apt. 2R, he found a 4-year-old boy asleep inside. No one else was in the apartment.


The 6-year-old girl told Fortson she had a bad dream and had gone to look for her mother. When she got into the alley, she got scared and hid behind a telephone pole, Fortson said. She told the deputy she stayed there until someone came and found her.

Fortson said he located Long at the tavern that night.

A conviction on the charge is punishable by 30 days in jail and/or a $500 fine.

Strong-arm robber steals woman's wallet

A strong-arm robber grabbed a woman in a Dual Highway parking lot Thursday morning and stole her wallet, Washington County Sheriff's Deputy David Fortson said.

The incident occurred at 7:45 a.m. in the parking lot of Memory Lane Antiques and Flea Market at U.S. 40 and Cornell Avenue, Fortson said.

The woman reported she was walking when a man approached her and asked for directions, Fortson said. After telling him she wasn't from this area, she turned to walk away and the man grabbed her right wrist, twisting it behind her back.

The man stole her wallet and ran away in an easterly direction.

He was described as a white man in his mid-20s, 6 feet tall, weighing 200 pounds, with sandy brown hair. He was wearing a long sleeved white T-shirt, baggy blue jeans and sneakers.

Anyone with information on the man or who witnessed the incident may call 301-791-3020 or Crime Solvers of Washington County at 301-733-4141.

Wet roads contribute to one-vehicle accident

Wet roads contributed to a single-vehicle accident on eastbound U.S. 40 that sent a Virginia woman to the hospital Thursday evening, Maryland State Police said.

Wynt Htoon, 21, of 206 St. John's Square, Sterling, Va., was taken by Community Rescue Service ambulance to Washington County Hospital about a half hour after the 5:43 p.m. accident.

Alone in her 1994 Mazda Protege, the woman was trapped for about 30 minutes, said Trooper 1st Class Russ Plante.

A Washington County Hospital nursing supervisor said Htoon was in fair condition Thursday night.

Witnesses told Plante the eastbound vehicle was just east of Beaver Creek Road when it ran off the right side of the road, hit a concrete culvert and overturned, coming to rest on the driver's side.

Plante said she was wearing her seat belt. His investigation is continuing.

Funkstown assisted CRS at the scene of the accident.


ncidents are reported to Sheriff's Department

The following incidents were reported to the Washington County Sheriff's Department Wednesday.

  • A picnic table and chair were taken from a business at 7740 National Pike.

    The table was valued at $45 and the chair at $35, Sgt. Mark Knight said.

    The items were reported stolen at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, he said.

  • Windows were shot out of a business at 13338 Pennsylvania Avenue.

    The damage, estimated at $500, was reported at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Knight said.

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