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Unattended Kids Left in Car Leads to Neglect Charge

March 21st, 2021 by WCBC Radio

On Saturday, officers of the Cumberland Police Department served a criminal summons on Brittany Sue Dicks.

The Criminal Summons was issued by the District Court stemming from an incident on March 19th, 2021.

During the incident Officers of the Cumberland Police Department responded to a Willowbrook Road address for a report of unattended young children left in vehicle parked in a parking garage with temperatures being less than 50 degrees. Upon officers arrival they located the children, who were not dressed appropriately for the weather, and spoke with witnesses to the incident. Officers contacted the Department of Social Services who responded to the scene. Officers continued their investigation by reviewing camera footage of the area and learned that the children were unattended for approximately thirty minutes.

Officers were able to locate the parent of the children who was identified as, Brittany Dicks. Dicks signed for her Criminal Summons and was released pending her trial at District Court.


Arrest: Brittany Sue Dicks, age 34, Cumberland Maryland

Charges: Three Counts of Neglect of a Minor, and Three Counts of Confining an Unattended Child.