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East Providence Police warn consumers of IRS pre-paid card scam

East Providence Police warn consumers of IRS pre-paid card scam

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police are warning consumers of a phone scam currently being perpetrated, which demands people either pay up or face jail time. Con artists claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service are randomly calling people, saying they owe money to the government and if they don’t make amends promptly will


Bristol arrest log: DUI, B&E, disorderly

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests last week: Katlin Drape, 27, of 33 Hazlewood St., Cranston, was arrested on a 6th District Court bench warrant Aug. 18. Christian Tierney, 18, of 48 Tupelo Trail, Narragansett, was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstructing an officer outside Mt. Hope Liquors on Hope Street

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Police: Couple fights after girlfriend finds other woman in bed

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police log from over the past week. Wednesday, Aug. 20 Sabrina M. Maher, 23, of no permanent address, was charged with driving while intoxicated and refusal to submit to a chemical test. Her car was stopped on Route 24 northbound near Freeborn Street around 12:15 a.m.

An artist's composite sketch of the suspect in the murder of East Providence resident Yusef A'Vant.

Search for A’Vant murder suspect approaches two weeks

EAST PROVIDENCE — Approaching two weeks since the murder of 42-year-old businessman Yusef A’Vant in city, East Providence Police continue their quest to find the killer. Discussing the case on Monday afternoon, Aug. 25, EPPD Detective Captain Richard Frazier said “we’re still investigating” the shooting incident, which took the life of Mr. A’Vant, the owner/operator