Local restaurant provides support for law enforcement

Photo by Mark Huard, Central Maine Photography

by Mark Huard

Multiple law enforcement agencies and emergency personal were on scene on Tuesday, August 25, in Waterville, after a shots fired incident was reported around 4:15 p.m

Several roads were closed as special tactics teams and negotiators tried to reach and make an arrest on an unidentified person whom police say was discharging a weapon.

Jay Coelho and Desiree Sirois, owners of GRUB, in Waterville, kept the business open until 4 a.m. to help provide law enforcement and first responders with coffee, water, food and restrooms during the emergency.

Waterville Police Chief Joe Massey said, “Grub staying open and feeding first responders was a very nice gesture which allowed us to focus on the task at hand while staying fed and hydrated. ”

Lt. Dave Tripp (Special Services Commander at Maine State Police) sent a card to Grubs saying, “Your support to our teams during the incident is greatly appreciated.”

Grub is a considered a small business in Waterville Maine, and their acts of kindness are big and noteworthy. They have often been known for their down to earth atmosphere, attempting to be creative to meet the needs of their consumers. It’s acts like these that separate them from the pack.


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