PORTLAND — Portland police have charged Andrei Schneller, 38, with burglary and assault after he allegedly broke into a Peaks Island home and when confronted by the resident, knocked her to the ground.

The Portland officer assigned to the island was called to the house at Central Avenue at 10:30 p.m. Saturday for a report of a woman injured. The woman described how she heard noises and confronted a man that she knew trying to steal her computer.

Police arrested Schneller this morning at 8 a.m. at a relative’s house on Upper A Street where he had been staying without the relative’s permission, police said.

Police are investigating whether Schneller is connected to recent thefts that have occurred on the island.