A Skowhegan man wanted by police for allegedly breaking into two local stores and stealing money and quilts was arrested Thursday in Windham after allegedly breaking into a church and drinking the wine there.

Anthony Takacs, 65, was charged by Windham police with burglary and theft after breaking into Our Lady of Perpetual Help, said Windham Police Department Sgt. Bill Andrew. Andrew would not say what it was that Takacs allegedly stole; but Sgt. Josh King, of the Skowhegan police, said Takacs stole and drank wine from the church.

Takacs was wanted on charges of burglary, theft and criminal mischief in Skowhegan in connection with a Tuesday burglary at Splash Time Pools and Pinwheel Quilting.

He has a criminal history in Alaska, Wyoming, Colorado and Washington and recently was staying at the Trinity Men’s Shelter in Skowhegan.

King said Takacs will be taken to Somerset County once he appears in a Cumberland County court in connection with the charges there. He is in custody at the Cumberland County Jail.

Rachel Ohm — 612-2368

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