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State Police nab East Providence man in coke ring bust-up

State Police nab East Providence man in coke ring bust-up

NORTH SCITUATE — The Rhode Island State Police High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force, during an investigation conducted with the assistance of the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office, announced the arrest of 15 subjects Tuesday, July 29, including one city man. Richard Fanara, 51, of 28 Leroy Drive, East Providence, was arrested on

PORTSMOUTH — A Portsmouth police officer stopped a woman from jumping off the Mt. Hope Bridge Saturday afternoon, according to police. On Saturday at 3:35 p.m., police responded to the bridge for the report of a female walking on the span. Officer David Powers located the female near the center span, standing on the railings


East Providence man faces child porn charges

NORTH SCITUATE — Members of the Rhode Island Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested Bryan R. Lafreniere, 32, of 10 Bullocks Point Ave., Apartment 209, East Providence, for Possession of Child Pornography and Transfer of Child Pornography on Wednesday, July 30. Mr. Lafreniere was scheduled to be arraigned on the aforementioned charges Wednesday


Bristol residents charged in cocaine ring bust

Seven Bristol residents were arrested Tuesday in connection with an organized cocaine distribution ring brought down by a State Police operation dubbed “Get Shorty.” The two-year investigation by the State Police High Intensity Drug Task Force and the Providence Police focused on Angel Martinez — know as “Shorty” — of Providence, suspected of running the

EPPD photo: Chelo's breaking-and-entering suspect Paul Rogers.

East Providence Police arrest Pawtucket man in Chelo’s burglary

EAST PROVIDENCE — A suspect in a case of breaking-and-entering at a city eatery was arrested Monday, July 28, after East Providence and Pawtucket Police officers executed a warrant issued earlier that same morning. EPPD Detective Captain Richard Frazier said Paul Rogers, 58, of 82 Bacon St., Pawtucket, is being charged with felony breaking-and-entering of