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2 transient teens arrested for candy theft, concealed weapons, police say

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — Two teenage transients caught trying to steal candy from Ocean State Job Lot at the Airport Mall last week were arrested after they were found with concealed weapons and drugs, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

Justin Amos, 19, and Kyle Haynie, 18, put four bags of candy into a backpack and then attempted to leave the store without paying at around 4:30 p.m. Dec. 16, the sergeant said.

They were stopped by store security.

When Officer Doug Smith arrived, he found a knife that “easily flipped open with one hand” inside Amos’ jacket, as well as scheduled drugs, Edwards said. Haynie had a “slap jack,” which is a thin metal plate wrapped in leather, the sergeant added.

Amos and Haynie both were charged with theft and carrying a concealed weapon. In addition, Amos was charged with possession of a scheduled drug. The drug he had in his possession was not listed, Edwards said.

Both teens were taken to the Penobscot County Jail and later released, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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