Man smashed glass door to Waterville smoke shop, police say

Posted Oct. 03, 2012, at 6:32 p.m.

WATERVILLE, Maine — A Waterville man is facing attempted burglary charges after smashed the door to a local shop, according to police.

Richard Race, 48, tried to gain entry to the Maine Smoke Shop around 11 p.m. by smashing the glass on the door, according to Waterville police Sgt. Mike Benecke.

That set off the burglar alarm and responding officers discovered a rock in front of the door and a shoeprint on the door. Benecke said a piece of light blue rubber that came from a shoe was stuck in the glass.

A short time later, two men walked to the area near the store on foot, and Officer Chase Fabian questioned them, Benecke said.

Fabian quickly noticed one of the men, later identified as Rice, had a chunk of light blue rubber missing from his shoe.

Rice was placed under arrest and charged with attempted burglary, a Class D misdemeanor, according to Benecke. He was booked into the Kennebec County Jail, where he remained Wednesday morning.

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