POLICE BEAT

Possession of knife lands Bangor man behind bars

Posted April 24, 2012, at 12:04 p.m.
Toby Thurston
Bangor Police Department
Toby Thurston

BANGOR, Maine — A local man was arrested Monday evening after police found him to be in possession of a knife.

Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Toby Thurston, 52, was found in possession of a black folding knife which authorities deemed to be illegal.

The sergeant said a neighbor had called police when they thought they saw Thurston enter a home on Elm Street, but the suspect never did.

“At no point was he inside the residence,” said Edwards.

When police arrived to investigate, they found Thurston outside and discovered the knife in his possession. He was arrested for trafficking in dangerous knives and carrying a concealed weapon, both Class D charges.

Thurston was booked into the Penobscot County Jail, where he remained Tuesday morning, according to Edwards.

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