Portland, Westbrook military examine drive-by shootings

December 29, 2014 - photo frame

Portland and Westbrook military are operative together to establish either drive-by shootings that took place in any city early Sunday morning were related.

No injuries were reported in a dual shootings – one during a automobile and a other during a chateau – and a resources surrounding any were somewhat different. But military and a proprietor of a Portland area where that sharpened occurred placed a incidents in a same time frame.

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Someone shot during this Toyota on Birchvale Drive  in Portland early Sunday morning.Photo pleasantness WCSH

Portland military Lt. Bob Doherty pronounced someone gathering by a home on Birchvale Drive in Portland and dismissed several shots into a black Toyota hybrid sedan that was parked in a drive of a residential home.

A sketch of a car, that was taken by a news organisation from WCSH-TV only before it was towed away, shows a blown-out back newcomer window – behind a driver’s seat.

“It is positively means for concern,” Doherty said. “It’s a residential neighborhood, a good area in a Deering territory of Portland.”

In a Westbrook incident, someone gathering by a home on Bridgton Road – also famous as Route 302 – early Sunday and “fired a series of rounds during a chateau before journey in a vehicle,” Westbrook Police Capt. Michael Nugent pronounced in a press release

No one was injured. Nugent pronounced military do not have a outline of a vehicle.

He pronounced Westbrook officers were called to a home during 4:30 a.m.

The widen of Route 302 where a sharpened took place is northwest of a Riverside Golf Course in Portland and is a two-lane highway with a posted speed extent of 35 mph, according to police. Businesses and homes line both sides of a road, that connects northbound travelers with Windham.

The dual military agencies were not observant Sunday night that a shootings are related.

“We are actively questioning and perplexing to put a nonplus pieces together,” pronounced Doherty.

Doherty refused to give a accurate time of a Portland sharpened given he pronounced it competence jeopardise a review by a department’s Criminal Investigation Division. But he pronounced a sharpened on Birchvale Drive took place tighten to a time supposing by Westbrook police. He declined to contend either a Portland sharpened took place before or after a occurrence in Westbrook.

However, a proprietor of Birchvale Drive pronounced he was awakened by 3 shrill pops someday between 4:30 and 5 a.m.

“It’s always been such a still neighborhood. we suspicion a (power) transformer had blown,” pronounced Mark Cannon, who has lived on Birchvale Drive given 1981. “I checked and saw that a electricity was still on.”

Attempts to strech a people who live in a chateau where a automobile was shot during were catastrophic Sunday night, though Cannon pronounced a family changed into a home about a year ago.

“They are comparatively new to a neighborhood. we consider they run a bearer service,” Cannon said. “They’re really still and mind their possess business.”

Cannon described a area as mostly peaceful. Homes aside a Capisic Brook watershed. The neighborhood, located on a cul-de-sac, is situated in a vast area between Brighton Avenue, a Pine Tree Shopping Center and Warren Avenue.

“I consider many people were in startle given zero like this has ever happened before,” Cannon said.

Doherty, a Portland Police lieutenant, pronounced military have oral to people who were during a Birchvale Drive chateau when shots were dismissed during a parked car.

“There were people that we spoke to who do have firsthand believe of what happened,” he said.

When asked if a open was in any danger, Doherty pronounced he did not have adequate information to comment, adding, “I only don’t know adequate about it yet.”

Anyone with information about a Westbrook sharpened is urged to hit a military dialect during 854-0644 or to call a Anonymous Crime Tip prohibited line during 591-8117.






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