POLICE BEAT

Waterville transient accused of breaking into bakery

Posted Sept. 10, 2012, at 4:52 p.m.

WATERVILLE, Maine — A Waterville transient is facing burglary charges after an alert taxicab driver noticed a man entering a Temple Street bakery through a window Sunday evening, according to police.

Police arrested Khanh Le, 44, after officers arrived at the bakery, which is just a block from the police department, just after 8 p.m. and noticed the open window, Waterville police Chief Joseph Massey said.

When they secured the perimeter of the building, Le strolled out, empty-handed and with a hood on his sweatshirt covering his head.

“I would suspect he knew that they were out there,” Massey said. “He didn’t walk out with any stolen items.”

Nevertheless, Le is facing a Class C felony charge of burglary for entering the bakery, Massey said.

Le was booked into the Kennebec County Jail, where he remained Monday afternoon. If convicted, he could spend up to five years in prison.

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