Mother of two charged with felony child abuse

May 16, 1994

A Westminster woman accused of leaving her two children alone in her apartment for more than two hours Friday evening faces felony child abuse charges, according to court records.

The children, ages 4 and 1, have been placed in a foster home.

The mother's name was withheld to protect the children. She was being held at the Carroll Count Detention Center in lieu of $25,000 bond.

Westminster police report that neighbors found the older child in the hallway of their apartment building and notified police about 30 minutes later.

She was found crying, saying that her "mommy had run away," court documents said.

The younger child was found inside his mother's apartment.

The woman also was charged with reckless endangerment.

FIRE

* Westminster: Westminster and Reese responded for smoke in a basement on Green Street at 7:46 p.m. Friday. Units were out for 15 minutes.

Westminster responded for an auto fire on West Main Street at 6:51 p.m. Friday. Units were out for 40 minutes.

Westminster responded to a trash fire in the first block of W. Main St. at 12:46 a.m. Friday. Units were out for 10 minutes.

Westminster, Reese, Manchester and Pleasant Valley were dispatched to an apartment fire in the 400 block of E. Main St. at 6:52 p.m. Thursday. Units were out for 31 minutes.

Westminster, Reese, Pleasant Valley and Manchester responded to a building fire in the 100 block of Shaeffer Ave. at 12:53 p.m. Thursday. Units were out for one hour.

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