PITTSFIELD -- A city man faces assault and breaking and entering charges after he allegedly shoved his way into the residence of a former girlfriend and struck her, police said.

Isaiah K. Robertson, 25, of Melville Street, was arrested shortly after noon on Sunday. The alleged victim told police he came to her residence on Harold Street and pushed his way inside.

The woman told police Robertson is a former boyfriend but the relationship ended about two years ago. She said that Robertson has continued to call her on a regular basis.

Police said the woman allegedly was struck more than once in the face and was scratched by Robertson during the incident.

He was arraigned in Central Berkshire District Court on charges of assault and battery and breaking and entering with the intent to commit a misdemeanor. After pleading not guilty, Robertson was released on personal recognizance and must abide by a restraining order.