Waterville Police Detectives and State Police Major Crimes Detectives continue to investigate a shooting occurring on Western Ave in Waterville on Jan. 2, 2021.
A 911 call was received at the Waterville Police Department at approximately 11:52 a.m. Waterville Police responded and were later assisted by Maine State Police Major Crimes - Central. A 2-year-old male was initially transported to Thayer Hospital in Waterville with a gunshot wound to the head. He was later transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland. He is listed in critical condition at this time.
Investigation revealed one of the three siblings living in the home found the gun that was secured in a closet, loaded it, and a round was fired. Police continue to investigate the incident and monitor the status of the juvenile.
Maine State Police, Skowhegan Police, and Waterville Police are looking for two men who fled after leading authorities on a high-speed chase.
Police are seeking Christopher Terenc Farrow (AKA Young), 32, of CT. who is described as a black male, 5’11 200lbs, with brown hair, and brown eyes; and Dayshawn Middleton (AKA Day Day or Christopher Jones), 29 Waterbury, CT, who is described as a black male, 6’5”, 150lbs, brown eyes black hair.
There may be a young-looking female with them. Hailey Goeltz, 26, Out of Connecticut, she is described as 5’7” with green eyes. We have no information on weight, race, or hair color.
On Oct. 6, a pursuit began in Waterville after Waterville Police Officers attempted to stop a vehicle they articulated
was occupied by an adult male who was wanted on robbery charges from Connecticut. The vehicle failed to stop and the pursuit began moving through Waterville, Clinton, then into Augusta where Troopers became involved. Several attempts were made to deploy spike strips in an effort to terminate the pursuit however due to the high speeds that topped 100 MPH, no Law Enforcement Officer was able to get ahead of the pursuit.
At times, the suspect vehicle was operating in the wrong lane of travel forcing vehicles to move off the roadway. As the vehicle continued south on from I 95 onto I295 it abruptly exited in Richmond onto Rt. 197 then made a turn onto Rt. 201 north where Tr. Tyler Harrington had an opportunity to apply the PIT maneuver. Both the suspect vehicle and the State Police cruiser exited the roadway and came to rest off the road. The suspects fled on foot into the area that consisted for field and woods.
A K9 track was started in an attempt to locate the suspect that was not successful. Tr. Harrington was transported from the scene via ambulance for concussion symptoms. He was treated and later released from Maine General Medical Center.
Waterville Police are the lead agency on the criminal investigation that lead to the original traffic stop. The suspects remain at large and should be considered armed and dangerous. If you see them call 911 or 207-624-7076 x9.
Maine State Police and Waterville Police are currently responding to a person discharging a firearm in Waterville. Police are asking Media who wish to report on the incident to stage at the Waterville Police Station for safety reasons. We do not have a scheduled conference but will provide more information as it becomes available.
UPDATE: State and Waterville Police say at approximately 4:00 p.m. on Oct. 23, investigators from the two departments discovered a body in the basement of 32 Gold Street. The body was removed a short time ago and transported to the Medical Examiners (ME) Office in Augusta. The ME’s Office will begin work on the identification and cause of death on Thursday, Oct. 24. The two agencies will continue the investigation throughout the day.
Waterville Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a young Waterville mother who was last seen Tuesday morning. 29 year old Melissa Sousa of 32 Gold Street was last seen about 8:30 AM Tuesday putting her two children on a school bus by her house. Friends reported her missing last night and Waterville Police asked State Police to assist them in the investigation later in the evening.
Melissa is five feet tall, weighs 125 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. She lives at the duplex home with 28 year old Nicholas Lovejoy and they are the parents of eight year old twin girls. A team of State Police detectives and evidence technicians are in Waterville and have joined Waterville Police in the investigation. Anyone who has seen Sousa or has information on her whereabouts is asked to call Waterville Police at 207-680-4700 extension 4513.
Lovejoy was arrested by Waterville Police around midnight after his SUV was stopped on Summer St. Waterville Police charged him with having a loaded rifle in the car and endangering the welfare of a child. Police said he had left his children alone at the home. Lovejoy was interviewed at the Waterville Police Department this morning and has cooperated with investigators . He was later taken to the Kennebec County Jail, where he is being held in lieu of $2,000 bail.