GREENVILLE, Maine — It all started with a gallon of wine — and ended in two arrests.
William Wheelock, 18, of Rockwood was summoned by Greenville police on Monday for possession of alcohol by a minor after officers were notified that he had been walking downtown at about 4 p.m. holding an open gallon of wine.
Greenville Police Chief Scott MacMaster was on his way home when he noticed Wheelock holding the bottle of wine. Wheelock, who saw the cruiser, set the wine on the ground and continued walking, according to the police chief. MacMaster said he stopped and picked up the wine and went after Wheelock.
MacMaster and Sgt. Jeff Pomerleau met up with Wheelock in front of the Greenville schools. When Wheelock learned he was being summoned to court for the alcohol, he became “very disorderly,” MacMaster said.
When Wheelock did not cease his bad behavior after being warned repeatedly, MacMaster said, he arrested him for disorderly conduct. When Wheelock scuffled with police to avoid arrest, he was charged with resisting arrest and was taken to Piscataquis County Jail, according to MacMaster.
Wheelock later posted $300 unsecured bail and was released.
On Tuesday, Wheelock was observed by a resident at a Lewis Street home where he was not permitted to be. Pomerleau responded to the 2 p.m. call and found Wheelock hiding in a shed on the property, he said. Wheelock was arrested for criminal trespass and violation of bail and was returned to the jail, where he remains.
No date has yet been set for his initial court appearance on the various charges.