Rockland police faced weapon threats twice last week including during one incident on Main Street when the officer was forced to draw his gun.

The most serious incident occurred April 21. The chain of events began shortly after 4 p.m. when police received a report of a theft at Rock Coast Sports. Officer James Jillson responded and issued a summons to Brian Bailey, 23, of Rockland for theft of a skateboard. Bailey was also issued a warning on trespassing and told not to return to the store.

At 5 p.m., police received a report that Bailey was back at the store, this time yelling at employees.

Officer Andrew Redden responded and spotted Bailey walking south on Main Street. Redden pulled his cruiser over on the west side of the street and asked Bailey to stop walking but the man refused.

Bailey eventually stopped walking but had pulled something out of his sweatshirt pocket, according to police. The officer asked Bailey to show his palms so the officer could see what the suspect was holding. Bailey then raised his right hand and the officer saw a knife with an open blade pointed at Redden, according to the report.

Redden drew his firearm and ordered Bailey to drop the knife. Bailey refused the first command but after a second order to drop the knife, the suspect hesitated and dropped the knife to the ground, according to the officer’s report.

Bailey was arrested for criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.

The officer found an air pistol under Bailey’s belt during a search of the suspect. The officer also found a Xanax pill, four-and-a-half Dilaudid pills, and a small container of liquid methadone, according to the report.

The officer also found a stolen check for $968. That check was returned to its owner.

Bailey was taken to the Knox County Jail. Drug and theft charges are pending, police said.

On April 18 at midnight, officers responded to a loud noise complaint on Dunton Avenue. Officers spoke to Alan Dearborn, 53, of Rockland, about the loud noise. A short time later, officers were called back to the scene and found Dearborn yelling and holding a large hammer in his hand.

After several warnings to drop the hammer, a Taser was used on Dearborn when he failed to drop the hammer. Dearborn was charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct.

A third incident during the week did not involve a weapon but a man was charged for assault against the arresting officer.

Adam Maddocks, 29, of Rockland was arrested shortly before 10 p.m. on April 22 for disorderly conduct after police received a report of disorderly behavior at Talbot Avenue and Lincoln Street. Maddocks made offensive contact with Officer John Bagley and was arrested for assault and taken to the Knox County Jail. The officer was not injured.