Arrest made in double stabbing in Fairfield

From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO

On Saturday, November 20, 2021 at approximately 11:12 p.m. the Maine State Police, along with members of the Fairfield, Waterville and Skowhegan Police Departments responded to the report of a possible stabbing at a residence at 19 Pratt Rd. in Fairfield. Upon investigation it was learned that two adult males sustained stab wounds at the home where there was a gathering that evening.  Both males were transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. 

The suspect, 31 year old Alejandro Rivera of Puerto Rico was arrested and taken to the Somerset County Jail. He has been charged with two counts of elevated aggravated assault. This was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public. State Police are asking if anyone has additional information regarding this incident to please contact them at 624-7076.

The victims are not being identified at this time. 


UPDATE: State Police say 21 year old Dylan Ketcham of Gardiner has been arrested and charged with elevated aggravated assault as a result of the investigation that began earlier in the day on Lincoln Avenue in Gardiner.  He is being held at the Kennebec County Jail. Ketcham was arrested this afternoon at the Gardiner Police Dept. where he had been questioned . The names of the two victims are being withheld tonight as police continue to monitor their conditions.  Both men are being treated at Maine Medical in Portland

State and Gardiner Police are investigating the shooting and stabbing of two men early this morning in Gardiner and they are questioning a third man in connection with the incident.  The two injured men were found outside a home on Lincoln Ave. just after 1 AM.  Both were taken by ambulance to MaineGeneral in Augusta and have been flown by the Lifeflight helicopter to Maine Medical Center in Portland where they have been undergoing emergency surgery.  

Gardiner Police had been called by a Lincoln Ave. resident after one of the injured men came to the door and asked for help.   Gardiner Police and rescue personnel responded and located both men outside the home.  One had been shot and the second man had been stabbed. 

A State Police canine assisted Gardiner and State Police with tracking the suspected assailant, who was found about a half mile away in the foundation of an abandoned building.  He was taken into custody and has been questioned by State Police detectives during the day.

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