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Alisa Carey, 21, of Waterville was arrested for being responsible for setting fires at the construction site of Colby College’s Paul J. Schupf Arts Center on Monday night, Dec. 13.

The Waterville Police Department, at approximately 7:45pm, responded to a complaint of someone yelling and screaming near the intersection of Main and Front Streets in Waterville. Upon arrival, they observed several fires.

The Waterville Fire Department responded to extinguish the fires and the Fire Marshal’s office was contacted. Investigators responded to the scene and learned that Carey had been located in the area with burns to her hand. With the assistance of the Waterville Police and Fire Departments it was determined that at least six fires had been intentionally set, or attempted to be set, at the construction site. Damage had been done to construction material, dumpsters and the actual building.

Carey was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment and then taken to the Kennebec County Jail. While at the hospital, she assaulted one of the Fire Investigators and a Waterville Police Officer. Carey was later charged with Arson and two counts of Assault on a Police Officer.

Alisa Carey is currently on probation because of a prior arson charge.

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