Springfield man allegedly broke into a woman’s home with a knife

The woman said he touched her inappropriately

Rolando Buell (Image Courtesy: Springfield Police Department)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Police arrested a home invasion suspect after a Liberty Heights woman woke up to find a man with a knife in her bedroom, Friday morning.

According to Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney, at 6:00 a.m. Friday, officers were called to the house on Liberty Heights. The suspect attempted to run but was later arrested on Newbury Street with the help of a police dog, Warner. Police found him sitting on a bench near a garage.

The suspect was identified as 27-year-old Rolando Buell of Springfield. Sgt. Delaney said Buell did not cooperate with police and threatened to kill the arresting officers.

The victim told detectives that she woke up to find Buell standing at her bedroom doorway, holding a knife, with his pant zipper down. As she tried to convince Buell to leave, he allegedly said he would watch her in the neighborhood while he walked his pit-bull.

Sgt. Delaney said the victim was eventually able to convinced Buell to leave and called 9-1-1, but not before he allegedly touched her inappropriately. She told police that Buell broke into the house by breaking a window near the front door.

Buell was charged with the following:

  • Armed Assault With Intent to rape (Knife)
  • Home Invasion (Knife)
  • Indecent Assault and Battery
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Assault and battery on a Police Officer (2 Counts)
  • Threat to Murder (2 Counts)

Sgt. Delaney said Buell has been arrested before by Springfield Police. The arresting officers requested a half million dollar bail.

Comments are closed.