Transient with knife breaks into Hampden home, police say

Posted Aug. 30, 2012, at 12:16 p.m.

HAMPDEN, Maine — A Bangor-area transient broke into a residence on Main Road South last week and threatened the residents with a knife, Hampden Police Chief Joe Rogers said Thursday.

Bobby-Lee L. Roddy, 21, allegedly forced his way into the house just before midnight Aug. 21 and now is facing three felony charges, including burglary, that could send him to prison for up to 10 years if convicted.

“For whatever reason he confronted the people and then confronted them with a knife,” Rogers said.

Roddy, who police believed may have been using drugs, did not ask for money or drugs during the break-in and did not steal anything, the police chief said.

He was standing outside bleeding when police arrived.

“He was cut when he broke the glass” to get inside, Rogers said.

The couple who live at the house “know him, but not well,” the police chief said.

Roddy was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center, and upon his release, around 3 a.m. Aug. 22, he was charged with Class B burglary, Class C criminal threatening and Class C aggravated criminal trespassing. He was taken to the Penobscot County Jail and remained there Thursday. (Nok-Noi-Ricker, BDN)

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