Woman charged after children are found alone

May 17, 1994

A 29-year-old Westminster woman was released on her own recognizance yesterday after felony child abuse charges were filed against her Friday, according to court documents.

Victoria Lee Mingee of the first block of Sullivan Ave. was charged with two counts of child abuse, reckless endangerment and contributing to a condition of a child in need of assistance.

She was arrested Friday and originally was held at the Carroll County Detention Center in lieu of $25,000 bond set by a court commissioner early Saturday. She was released after a bail review hearing in District Court yesterday.

City police alleged that Ms. Mingee left two children alone in an apartment for more than two hours Friday.

The children, a 4-year-old girl and a 22-month-old boy, were placed in a foster home after the girl was discovered crying in the hallway outside her apartment about 10:30 p.m. Police said the children's mother arrived home about 12:45 a.m. Saturday.

POLICE

* Westminster: A John Street resident reported someone entered his house and stole property valued at $40 Saturday.

An official of Martins Food Market in the 140 Village Shopping Center reported the theft of items valued at $70 Friday.

official of K mart on Englar Road reported someone stole several items valued at $89 Friday.

An employee of Country Liquors in the 140 Village Shopping Center told police someone stole merchandise valued at $26 Thursday.

A resident of West Main Street reported someone damaged his vehicle while it was parked near his house Thursday. He estimated the damage at $170.

A resident of South Center Street told police someone slashed the tires of her car while it was parked near her house Thursday. She estimated the loss at $200.

A Hampstead resident reported someone scratched the hood of his vehicle while it was parked at Cranberry Mall on May 9. He estimated the damage at $445.

FIRE

* Westminster: Westminster and Reese responded to Carroll Community College in the 1600 block Washington Road in response to a fire alarm sounding at 10:37 a.m. Monday. Units were out for 17 minutes.

Westminster and New Windsor were dispatched to an auto fire on Route 31 at 6:26 a.m. Monday. Units were out for 38 minutes.

Westminster responded to a utility pole fire in the 800 block of Old Manchester Road at 11:34 p.m. Sunday. Units were out for 17 minutes.

Westminster and Reese were dispatched to investigate a fire alarm in a building in the 200 block of Woodward Road at 9:33 p.m. Sunday. Units were out for 33 minutes.

Westminster responded for wires on fire in the 100 block of Hollow Rock Ave. at 9:26 p.m. Sunday. Units were out for 10 minutes.

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