LINCOLN, Maine — Town police sought help from the public Friday in solving a home invasion on Enfield Road in which a 10-year-old girl suffered minor injuries and a car burglary in unrelated incidents that occurred last weekend.
The home invasion occurred at about midnight Saturday, Sgt. Glenn Graef said. Witnesses said that a young male wearing a shirt, shorts and sneakers that were all black and who had mud on his legs entered the Enfield Road home and assaulted the girl.
The girl did not require medical treatment, Graef said. Detective Mark Fucile and Officer Anthony Redmond handled the case and collected some evidence at the scene.
Graef declined to provide further details on the case, but said police are pursuing leads.
The car break-in was reported the night before at about midnight Friday. A resident reported a suspicious person on Hale Street. Fucile took the call and saw a male running into the woods on that street, Graef said.
About four hours later, a woman from Presque Isle staying over with a friend who lives in the Hale Street area reported that an iPad and a canvas carrying bag were stolen from her vehicle, Graef said.
Police believe the suspicious person report and the theft are connected. The man who reported the suspicious person said that he saw the suspect trying to get into another vehicle, Graef said. The Hale Street house is about 500 feet from the burglarized vehicle.
Graef, the department’s acting police chief, encouraged residents to call police at 794-8455 with information about either crime and to report whether their vehicles were burglarized last weekend.
It is possible, he said, that many more car burglaries occurred than were reported and that those whose vehicles were burglarized would provide enough details to lead to an arrest.
“It helps,” Graef said. “The community has assisted us before, and it always helps to get a call.”