Rockland man accused of breaking into home, assaulting resident

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 4:30pm

ROCKLAND — A Rockland man was arrested Sunday morning, June 16, for allegedly breaking into a residence and threatening to kill a man while assaulting him.

Ahmed Mohamed Hirmoge, 31, was arrested by Rockland police and charged with burglary, assault, criminal threatening, operating under the influence and endangering the welfare of a child.

According to Rockland Police Chief Chris Young, Sgt. Andrew Redden and Officer Tyler Monsees responded to a residence on Luce Avenue at approximately 9 a.m.  after they received a report of a 911 open line call from a private cell phone.

Hirmoge picked up a 12-year-old boy, a child of a friend, along with an adult male and drove them to the residence so the other man could retrieve some personal items, which he had permission to do from one of the occupants at the home, police said.

Police said that Hirmoge went into the home, grabbed the victim and punched him several times in the face and then threatened to kill him.

The victim was able to call 911 while his cellphone was in his pocket.

He did not require medical attention for his injuries which were cuts and bruises, according to police.

Hirmoge was intoxicated when he was apprehended, police said.

He was transported to the Knox County Jail where his bail was set at $1,500. He posted bail on the same day and was released from jail.

Hirmoge will make his initial court appearance Aug. 12 in Knox County Unified Court.

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