FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield man was arrested on a charge of criminal trespass after he allegedly refused to leave the Town Office on Thursday afternoon.

Mark Joseph Pantermoller, 53, was charged after a town employee called the police, who responded at 2:55 p.m.

Chief Thomas Gould said three officers ordered Pantermoller to leave several times, but Pantermoller refused. According to the report, Gould said, Pantermoller said police would have to arrest him to get him to leave.

Pantermoller was being “disruptive,” according to Gould, who talked with town officials about the incident. Town Manager Michelle Flewelling was unavailable for comment Friday morning.

Pantermoller was arrested at 3:38 p.m. Criminal trespass is a class E misdemeanor that can result in up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

The Waterville, Winslow and Vassalboro school district has a trespass order against Pantermoller, according to Superintendent Eric Haley. He said Pantermoller had been “hounding him” with letters and phone calls for the past year, and Pantermoller is not allowed to be on any public school property in the district, which is Alternative Organizational Structure 92.

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