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December 31, 2007
Four charged in Fall River car-vandalism spree
FALL RIVER -- Four people have been arrested for allegedly blasting away at more than 100 parked motor vehicles with a pellet gun Saturday night and early Sunday morning.
They each face 148 counts of both charges: discharging a BB gun on a way and vandalizing property, the police said in a news release today. The police say they have found thousands of BB pellets in the suspects' car during a stop.
Arrested were Cherie Gagnon, 22, of 412 Dwelly St., Fall River, who drove the car from which pellets were allegedly fired; Kevin Couto, 20, of 196 Earle St., New Bedford, Mass.; Steven Guillette, 28, of 182 Durfee St., New Bedford; and, Jessica Ducary, 18, of 93 Hathaway St., New Bedford.
"The out-of-pocket cost to replace these windows to the individual citizens of Fall River will be in the thousands of dollars," the police statement said.
The police said a witness described the type of car involved in the shootings, and said four people had been inside. Officer Michael Digangi, who saw the car travel on North Main Street then turn onto Weaver Street, stopped it. The police said one person appeared to put something under a seat during the stop.
The police said they saw several silver pellets on the car floor and found pellet guns in the car and thousands of BB pellets in a passenger compartment.
-- projo.com staff writer Michael P. McKinney
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