Maine Teen Arrested on Firearms Charges After Police Find Loaded Pistol in Car

A teenager from Portland, Maine was arrested on illegal firearms charges after being found idling in a car outside a Brockton hotel Wednesday morning, according to a press release by Massachusetts State Police.

During a routine patrol of the hotel parking lot on Westgate Drive, state troopers noticed a Ford EcoSport parked in front of the main entrance to the hotel at approximately 12:55 a.m. on June 12, according to the police.

During the encounter, law enforcement officers approached the driver of the vehicle to ask about its presence and ownership. It was during this interaction that authorities noticed an unfolded knife near the individual’s left hand.

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According to the police, the suspect was taken out of the vehicle by the officers, who then discovered a loaded .380 caliber pistol in his sweatshirt pocket during a thorough search as reported by TheEnterpriseNews.

A 19-year-old teenager from Portland, ME, who lacked a license to carry a firearm, has been arrested and charged with multiple offenses. These include carrying a loaded firearm, possessing a firearm without a license, and possessing ammunition without FID.

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