BANGOR, Maine — A woman on Hammond Street called police last week after seeing a transient trying to break into a home across the street, apparently with a gun in his pocket, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

When police arrived at about 9 p.m. Aug. 3, they found Lavalle Caldwell, 44, who lists his residence as the Hope House, a homeless shelter for those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. He did not have a gun, but police did discover Caldwell was wanted on nearly a dozen outstanding warrants.

“This person had 11 warrants for unpaid fines out of Portland, Augusta and Bangor,” Edwards said.

He was taken to the Penobscot County Jail and remained there on Tuesday afternoon, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)