Ludlow man accused of kidnapping 4 year-old daughter

Michael Ostrowski allegedly broke into the home of the child's mother

Photo Courtesy: Ludlow Police Department

LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – A Ludlow man is in police custody after he allegedly took his four-year-old daughter from her mother’s home early Thursday morning.

According to a news release sent to 22News by Ludlow police, 20-year-old Michael Ostrowski, Jr., is facing charges of breaking and entering into a building during daytime for a felony, kidnapping of a child, reckless endangerment of a child, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and having a child aged 5-12 in the car without a seat belt.

Ludlow police said they received a call from family members at 6:26 a.m., to an address on James Street about Ostrowski taking off with his four-year-old daughter from her bedroom, after breaking into the home.

Ostrowski drove off at a high rate of speed in a black Dodge Challenger after taking his daughter without permission, according to police.

State Police stopped the suspect in Longmeadow at 7:33 a.m. and took him into custody.

Ostrowski was later transferred to the Palmer District Court for arraignment.