Police members, including from Corcoran, were recently thanked by the Loretto City Council for actions that led to the arrest of two kidnapping suspects.
In September, a call went out about a possible kidnapping that occurred in Loretto. A man’s wife alerted authorities that her husband might have been abducted and taken into a red vehicle. The man works for Verizon Wireless in Uptown Minneapolis, and authorities believe the kidnappers intended to use the man to rob the store.
“The wife noticed her husband didn’t come inside (their home) and she was suspicious of the red vehicle,” Corcoran Police Chief Sean Gormley said. He said it is believed that the suspects followed the man home from the Verizon store.
A call went out, and 3 Rivers Park police saw a red vehicle pulled over at Hwy. 55 and Pioneer Trail at the Corcoran/Medina border.
“Two males were outside rear of the car, and when an officer approached, a suspect fled into the woods,” Gormley said. “The other suspect then fled.”
The victim was found inside the trunk of the car. A nearly 3-mile perimeter was set up and successfully helped locate both suspects, including one who was potted by a State Patrol helicopter. The suspects were apprehended in Corcoran, and police officers Josh Hunter and Jesse Olson were the responding officers to the original call.
The suspects were charged and are awaiting trial.