WATERVILLE — A city man will head to court in January after being arrested Monday on charges of terrorizing, assault and disorderly conduct in the parking lot outside the U.S. Social Security Administration building on Colby Street.

Waterville police Chief Joseph Massey and Deputy Chief Bill Bonney had just arrived at the nearby police station at 8:33 a.m. Monday when a security officer at the Social Security building next door waved them over to the parking lot. There, Ronald Groder, 45, was agitated for unknown reasons and had accosted someone parked in the parking lot, according to Bonney.

Groder then spoke angrily to the security officer and made threatening gestures toward that officer, Bonney said Tuesday.

He said Groder was aggressive toward Bonney and Massey and was threatening other people in the parking lot. Other police officers responded to help, he said. No one was hurt in the incident, according to Bonney.

Groder was arrested and charged with terrorizing and assault, both class D crimes, and disorderly conduct, a class E crime, Bonney said. He paid $260 cash bail and was not taken to jail, he said.

Groder is scheduled to appear Jan. 3 in Waterville District Court, he said.

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