October 27, 2020

Woman forced into vehicle at gunpoint, robbed and assaulted before escaping

An 18-year-old reported two men forced her into a vehicle in St. Paul at gunpoint, robbed and assaulted her before she was able to escape on Thursday night, police said.



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Police were called to the Summit Hill neighborhood about 11:40 p.m. on a report of a robbery that began in the Summit-University area.

The woman was walking at Dale Street and Iglehart Avenue when a vehicle pulled in front of her. She said two men — one with a handgun — exited, ordered her to get in the vehicle, grabbed ahold of her, dragged her and put her in the backseat, said Sgt. Mike Ernster, a St. Paul police spokesman.

One pointed a gun at her head while the other man drove, she reported. A woman also was in the vehicle.

They stopped in the area of Fairmount Avenue and Griggs

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Ludlow Police arrest man accused of striking a pedestrian, causing a 3-car collision and escaping by swimming

LUDLOW – A Connecticut man faces multiple charges after he allegedly hit a pedestrian, caused a three-car collision while trying to flee the scene and then swam across the Chicopee River to escape the second crash.

Andrew J. Milne, 39, of Stafford Springs, was identified after an investigation and later turned himself into Ludlow Police. He was arraigned in Palmer District Court on Tuesday on three counts of leaving the scene of a property damage accident, two counts of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, resisting arrest, reckless operation and multiple motor vehicle violations, Police Chief Daniel J. Valadas said.

Milne is accused of striking a female pedestrian with his truck on Sept. 20 at the intersection of Cady and West streets. The victim was taken to Baystate Medical Center by Ludlow firefighter paramedics and was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening, he said.

He sped

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