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Portsmouth police: Fight over ‘duster’ leads to arrest

By   /  March 25, 2014  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police log from over the past week. Thursday, March 20 Jalen D. O’Loughlin, 20, of 57 Beacon St., Apt. 2, Middletown, was charged with making threatening and harassing phone calls and simple assault and battery at about 4:20 p.m. Police made the arrest after responding to a […]

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Grand Jury indicts Jett for 2012 Busby murder in East Providence

By   /  March 25, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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PROVIDENCE — The office of Attorney General Peter Kilmartin announced Tuesday, March 25, a Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging Andrew Jett with one count of murder in the 2012 death of Michelle Busby. According to the Grand Jury report, it is alleged that on or about dates between August 21, 2012 […]

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Barrington police nab Red Bull robbers

By   /  March 24, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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A mother and her son allegedly stole cases of Red Bull energy drink from the Shaw’s Supermarket in Barrington on Monday, but were eventually detained after a slow-speed police chase. At about 9:47 a.m. on Monday morning, March 24, an employee from Shaw’s contacted police to report that a man had just walked out of […]

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Barrington teenager busted for underage drinking

By   /  March 24, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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A 17 year-old Barrington boy who was house-sitting for his aunt over the weekend is now in trouble with the police. Officials said the boy decided to host a party at his aunt’s home on Bullock Avenue on Saturday night, March 22. Police caught wind of the party after a neighbor called the department to […]

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Man sentenced for Tiverton drive-by shooting

By   /  March 21, 2014  /  Police & Crime  /  1 Comment

Scott Campbell will serve three-and-one-half years of a  20-year term in prison, the rest will be suspended.

TIVERTON — A 44-year old Fall River man has been handed a 20-year prison term by a Superior Court for a drive-by shooting incident last April at a pub on Stafford Road in Tiverton. Tiverton police announced Tuesday that Scott Campbell had been given the sentence in connection with Rhode Island charges of felony assault […]

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Barrington police respond to threats from Maine man

By   /  March 20, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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A 19-year-old Barrington resident contacted police on Wednesday, March 12, after he received threatening text messages from a 22-year-old Maine man. The Barrington teen said he was dating the Maine man’s ex-girlfriend, which reportedly led to the texts; the messages stated that the Maine man was going to kill the Barrington teenager. Police contacted the […]

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Barrington man boots squatters out of his basement

By   /  March 19, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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Two men who had been living in the basement of a Charles Street home without the owner’s permission were ordered out of the residence last week. Police, who were tipped off to the situation by a neighbor who had noticed a suspicious car in front of the home, spoke to the 76-year-old property owner on […]

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Tension emerges between East Providence Council, Manager over police department infighting

By   /  March 19, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News, Police & Crime  /  7 Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — For the first time since he was hired as acting city manager four months ago, fissures emerged publicly in the relationship of Paul Lemont and the City Council when late in the body’s March 18 meeting the discussion focused on the continued infighting between the chief police and the rank-and-file. Two weeks […]

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Portsmouth High students caught with beer in car

By   /  March 18, 2014  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police log from over the past week. Thursday, March 13 A 17-year-old Warren boy was charged with assault and disorderly conduct after police stopped a vehicle he was riding in at Sunny Acres on Bristol Ferry Road. Police stopped a car, driven by Nicholas C. Braga, 20, […]

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Bristol man banned from Barrington library for a year

By   /  March 18, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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Barrington Public Library officials ordered a 33-year-old Bristol man out of the building on Monday, March 10, after the man was caught viewing pornography on a library computer. Library officials banned the man from using the library for a full year; the individual had previously been issued a 30-day suspension for a similar incident. According […]

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