Transient facing multiple charges after allegedly trying to break into man’s home, assaulting him

Posted June 11, 2014, at 10:05 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Bangor transient was arrested earlier this month after assaulting another man while trying to break into his residence, police said.

Michael Ireland, 50, is facing multiple charges in connection with the June 3 incident, including burglary, Bangor police Sgt. Tim Cotton said.

Police were dispatched to an Ohio Street residence around 6 p.m. June 3 when they learned a man who turned out to be Ireland had attempted to break through another man’s door, Cotton said.

The victim said Ireland had come because he believed the man owed him money, which was not the case, the sergeant said.

Ireland not only kicked in the door and threw a pallet threw a window, but proceeded to assault the man, the sergeant said.

The victim managed to hold Ireland down until police arrived.

In addition to burglary, Ireland was charged with assault and criminal mischief and taken to Penobscot County Jail.