WATERVILLE (WGME) — Two people are facing charges after police in Waterville and Winslow said shots were fired at local homes, almost hitting at least one person Saturday night.
Waterville police announced Sunday the arrests of Dana Dasilva, 25, and Michelle Luce, 25, of Skowhegan.
Winslow Police received a report of shots fired at a residence on Whipple Street around 8:20 p.m.
Twenty five minutes later, Waterville police received a call about shots fired at a residence on Elmwood Avenue.
Police said a resident on May Street in Waterville was almost struck by a bullet shot through a window.
A fourth drive-by shooting was later reported in the town of Clinton.
Police said descriptions of the vehicle was similar at all four locations.
Dasilva was identified as a suspect by detectives and an alert was put out by police.
Around 11 pm, Maine State Police troopers stopped a vehicle driven by Luce in Skowhegan with Dasilva inside.
Both were taken to the Waterville Police Department.
Police said Luce was driving while Dasilva was shooting at residences and for his escapes.
“The motivation for this crime appears to be domestic in nature and the residences targeted were not random. However, this course of action placed the entire community in a great deal of danger,” Waterville Police said in a press release.
The investigation continues, and evidence of other crimes has been shared with Skowhegan Police, with more charges expected.
Luce was charged with hindering apprehension or prosecution.
Dasilva was charged with aggravated reckless conduct, attempt elevated aggravated assault and placed on a probation hold on previous charge of domestic violence assault.
Both are being held at the Kennebec County Jail, Dasilva on $30,000 bail and Luce on $10,000.
Deputy Police Chief William Bonney stated he was very proud of the diligent work put in by his officers and detectives to bring this case to a successful resolution.
Bonney also said this is an excellent example of the teamwork often exhibited by central Maine law enforcement agencies to quickly bring dangerous offenders into custody.