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Bristol Arrest log: Bomb threat, embezzlement, molestation charges

By   /  April 2, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests: Darryl P. Larrivee, 27, of Roma Street, Bristol, was charged with second degree child molestation on March 25. Richard Bento, 33, of 10 Hickory Circle, Swansea, Mass., was charged with embezzlement, fraud and several counts of obtaining money under false pretenses on March 26. A juvenile from […]

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Barrington resident summonsed for cat poop incident

By   /  April 2, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  6 Comments

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A Barrington woman who grew tired of her neighbor’s cat defecating on her property was issued a summons for illegal dumping after she was caught throwing the cat feces into the roadway, said local police. Barrington police received a phone call on Monday, March 24 at about 6:44 p.m. from a man who said he […]

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Portsmouth man arrested in child porn sweep

By   /  April 1, 2014  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — A local man was among nine people arrested today on child pornography charges in a statewide sweep by Rhode Island State Police. Nolan Ross, 20, of 53 Seacrest Drive, was charged with possession of child pornography and transfer of child pornography, according to State Police. He was arraigned in Fourth Division District Court, where […]

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Portsmouth police: Man pushed woman from car

By   /  April 1, 2014  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police log from over the past week. Monday, March 24 Two people were arrested after trying to cash a stolen check at the People’s Credit Union shortly before 11 a.m. Crystal M. Rebelo, 28, of 10 Francis St., Bristol, was charged with forgery/counterfeit, conspiracy, receiving stolen […]

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Wind Turbine Owner Cleared of Noise Complaint

By   /  April 1, 2014  /  Business, Government & Politics, News, Police & Crime  /  8 Comments

Joe Coelho, Jr., owner of Safeway Auto, installed the wind turbine behind his business two years ago.

Safeway Auto owner Joe Coelho has been found not guilty of violating the town’s noise ordinance following several complaints from a neighbor about his wind turbine. Municipal Court Judge Jane Howlett ruled the town did not prove its case against Mr. Coelho because Bristol Police Officer Sean Gonsalves did not take the noise readings in […]

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Barrington woman facing Social Host violation

By   /  April 1, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  3 Comments

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Local police charged a 50-year-old Barrington woman with violation of the state’s Social Host law after officers happened upon an apparent underage drinking party on Friday night, March 28. Police received a phone call at about 10:50 p.m. from someone who stated that loud music was coming from a home on St. Andrew’s Way, a […]

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Barrington police: Dog left chained up in Haines Park

By   /  March 31, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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A woman was walking her dog in Haines Park on Sunday night, March 30, at about 7:30 p.m., when she came across an unexpected sight: Someone had abandoned a dog and left it chained to a guardrail. The woman took a closer look and discovered a plastic bag tied to the dog’s collar; inside the […]

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Bristol Police: Man Charged with Passing Counterfeit Checks

By   /  March 28, 2014  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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Bristol Police have made the following arrests: Rinn Hay, 38, of 183 Adelaide Ave., Providence, was charged with passing counterfeit checks at the Stop & Shop on Metacom Avenue on March 18. The reported originated with the Providence Police Department when the alleged victim reported money had been stolen from his checking account. Hay, reportedly […]

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Police: Barrington motorists escaped with minor injuries

By   /  March 28, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

A tow truck operator prepares to remove the GMC Yukon from the scene of Wednesday's accident on Sowams Road.

It appears the motorists involved in a scary-looking head-on crash on Sowams Road Wednesday morning, March 26, escaped with minor injuries. According to police, neither motorist suffered life-threatening injuries. Cuts to the head and some other bleeding was the extent of the wounds, police stated. At about 8 a.m., a Toyota minivan traveling south on […]

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Westport probe leads to two arrests, heroin seizure

By   /  March 28, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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A weeks-long Westport Police investigation culminating in a Wednesday evening traffic stop led to two arrests and the seizure of 140 bags of heroin. Detective Antonio Cestodio said that police were watching when a 2002 Nissan Maxima exited Route 195 east onto Sanford Road. Officers said the car failed to stop at a stop sign […]

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