Waterville Woman Charged with Arson for Fires at Colby College
A Waterville woman, out on bail for arson, is facing new charges after several fires at Colby College.
Alisa Carey, 21, is facing charges after an incident on Monday. Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss says Waterville Police responded just before 8 PM Monday to a report of someone yelling and screaming near the intersection of Main and Front Streets. When officers arrived, they found several fires within the construction site of Colby College's Paul J. Schupf Arts Center.
The Waterville Fire Department was called in and they extinguished the fires. Investigators from the State Fire Marshal's office responded and learned that Carey had been located in the area of the fires and had burns on her hand.
Police say at least six fires were involved in the incident and that they had been intentionally set, or attempted to be set, at the construction site. The damage had been done to construction material, dumpsters, and the Arts Center building.
Carey was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment, and allegedly assaulted one of the fire investigators and a Waterville police officer. She was taken to the Kennebec County Jail, where she was charged with arson and two counts of assault on a police officer. Police say Carey was on probation because of a previous arson charge when she was arrested for the incident at Colby College.