BANGOR, Maine — Someone on Bolling Drive called police early Saturday morning to report a man in the street with an assault rifle and police later charged a local man with felony criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, Sgt. Paul Edwards said.
Several police units converged on the scene at around 1:45 a.m. and, after finding an empty street, quietly scoured the area and found two men nearby hidden by a tree, the sergeant said.
“They heard conversation about some shooting,” and then stepped forward and identified themselves, Edwards said. “One of the men said immediately, ‘I’m not armed. I’m not armed.’” Police interviewed the two men and while speaking with Adam Toner, 31, he reportedly said, “the rifle is back in my apartment” and then added, “you can take it.”
Officer Ryan Jones and others went to Toner’s Griffin Street apartment and took a black pistol-caliber long gun into evidence. Edwards said he believed the gun was a .22-caliber weapon.
After conducting interviews with witnesses, police determined that Toner had “made a threatening gesture” with the gun against a 29-year-old Holden man and was charged with felony criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, the sergeant said. He was taken to Penobscot County Jail and later released on bail, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)