Bangor teen arrested in concealed-gun case

Posted Nov. 02, 2009, at 10:44 p.m.
Urick Jackson  
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE PENOBSCOT COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
Urick Jackson
Urick Jackson PHOTO COURTESY OF THE PENOBSCOT COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

BANGOR, Maine — A local teenager was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon after Finson Road residents called police Sunday night to report gunshots, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

Several police officers went to Finson Road around 9 p.m. to search the area for suspects.

Bangor police Officer Brandon Vafiades went to Seamus’s, a store located on the corner of Finson Road and Blue Hill East, and found a witness who reported hearing four gunshots and that two men had come out of the nearby woods and gone into the store.

While they were talking, Urick Jackson, 18, who lives on Finson Road, and a 17-year-old male, also from Bangor, left the store, with Jackson carrying a pizza. While Vafiades was interviewing the two teens, Jackson “went to put the pizza down and takes off,” Edwards said.

A foot chase ensued but Vafiades quickly caught up with Jackson and placed him in handcuffs. While walking back to the store with Jackson, Vafiades “found a red bandana near a picnic table with a gun, a handgun, inside,” Edwards said.

Jackson was charged with possession of a concealed weapon and failure to submit to arrest and was taken to Penobscot County Jail. The juvenile who was with him in the store was not charged.

Jackson later was released, a jail official said.

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