BANGOR, Maine — Police arrested a couple from Glenburn who reportedly broke into the Ohio Street home of a female relative in May and assaulted the woman, Sgt. Chip Hodges said on Saturday.

“Apparently, this is the result of a call to Maine State Police earlier in the day,” the sergeant said. “It’s kind of a retribution-type thing.”

The 31-year-old victim is a relative of Bridget Lizzotte, 29, who lives in Glenburn with Lance Lizzotte, 28.

Police were called to Ohio Street in the evening of May 25 for the report of a woman being threatened by a hammer, and when Officer Kevin Haefele arrived, “he could hear a woman screaming,” Hodges said.

His investigation determined that Bridget Lizzotte and Lance Lizzotte “entered the victim’s apartment without permission and with the intent of committing a crime,” the sergeant said.

Bridget Lizzotte reportedly sprayed the victim with pepper spray and Lance Lizzotte threatened her with a hammer and then “struck the victim with something,” Hodges said. “The victim said it was a baseball bat.”

After allegedly assaulting the woman, and encountering a neighbor who arrived to see what all the commotion was about, the couple left to head home.

“Maine State Police went to Glenburn and arrested them for us,” Hodges said.

Bridget Lizzotte was charged with felony burglary and criminal use of disabling chemicals, for the pepper spray, and Lance Lizzotte was charged with two felonies — burglary and aggravated assault — and with misdemeanor criminal threatening.

If convicted of the felony charges against them, both Bridget and Lance Lizzotte face a penalty of up to 10 years in jail for each.

Both were taken to Penobscot County Jail and later released, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)