BANGOR, Maine — Residents who live near the location where a local teen was shot in January called police Sunday evening to report a group of young adults who looked like they were going to fight, Bangor police Lt. Tim Reid said Monday.
“There was basically a fight brewing,” he said. “That’s why they got patted down.”
At least two people called police around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
“The report was of disorderly people up in the Market Street area,” Reid said. Responding police “located a bunch of juveniles up in the area.”
Five males were stopped at the corner of Market and Division streets, and two were arrested for carrying concealed weapons, Lt. Jeff Millard said Monday.
A 15-year-old Bangor resident had a large folding knife, and 20-year-old Daniel Roberts of Hampden “had a knife concealed under his shirt, in his pants,” Reid said.
Roberts was taken to Penobscot County Jail, and remained there Monday afternoon, a jail official said.
The arrests were made just a block away from where a group fight broke out in January that led to the shooting death of 19-year-old John “Bobby” Surles.
Bangor resident Zachary Carr, now 19, is in Penobscot County Jail awaiting trial for allegedly shooting Surles on Cumberland Street.
Even though Sunday’s conflict also involved groups of teenagers and young adults fighting — or almost fighting — with weapons, the two incidents are not connected, Millard said.