Police search for suspects in Poland home invasion

7:32 PM, Aug 24, 2013   |    comments
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POLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Androscoggin County Sheriff's Department is looking for two men who broke into a mobile home in Poland early Saturday morning.

In a news release, police said two men forced their way into the home of 71-year-old Ronald St. Pierre on Julie Street in Poland around 5 a.m. Saturday.  They entered through a window while St. Pierre was asleep.  

One of the men was described as wearing a green hoodie sweatshirt and the other suspect had a black or dark blue hoodie sweatshirt on. 

Police said St. Pierre woke up to the two men in his home and ordered them to leave.  St. Pierre had a handgun nearby and armed himself with it.  The intruders then engaged in a struggle with St. Pierre and the gun went off during the confrontation. Police said no one was shot during the altercation.

Authorities said the suspects stole the gun, clothing, drugs, and other items as they left the home.  

St. Pierre was taken to St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston where he is in stable condition.  

The Androscoggin County Sheriff's Department remained on scene until 11 a.m. Saturday collecting evidence and speaking with potential witnesses.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Androscoggin County Sheiff's Department at 207-753-2599.  

The sheriff's department was assisted on scene by Maine State Police and Mechanic Falls and Lewiston Police Departments.   


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