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Parella takes over as acting East Providence Police chief

Parella takes over as acting East Providence Police chief

EAST PROVIDENCE — An orderly transition of power, a step in a different and slightly new direction took place in the East Providence Police Department Tuesday, July 1, as the resignation of former Chief Joseph Tavares from active duty became official and Major Christopher Parella rose to the rank of acting chief. According to Acting

East Providence Policemen from left, Richard Cordeiro, Sgt. Floyd Gardner and Kevin Grant enter Riverside Middle School with plastic weapons during an                          "Active Threat" drill on Friday.

East Providence Police perform ‘Active Threat’ exercise at Riverside Middle School

EAST PROVIDENCE — It’s an unfortunate reality for students, administrators and law enforcement, but it has become a necessary evil in the wake of the innumerable acts of violence that have occurred in schools across the country in recent years. Friday, May 22, pupils and staff at Riverside Middle School participated in what was called

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East Providence Police conduct candle light vigil for 10th annual memorial service

EAST PROVIDENCE — As part of National Police Week, the East Providence Police Department added a special spirit to the noteworthy 10th anniversary of its annual memorial service, conducting a night-time candle light vigil Tuesday evening, May 13, at its headquarters on Waterman Avenue. National Police Week traces its roots to 1962, when President John

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Chief, East Providence Police rank-and-file issue retirement releases

EAST PROVIDENCE — Earlier Tuesday, May 13, out-going East Providence Police Chief Joseph Tavares and the department officer’s union, IBPO Local 569, issued press releases in regard to the former’s retirement plans. The IBPO statement was brief. “IBPO Local 569 is aware of the resignation of Chief Joseph Tavares.  While we are not aware of

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Visit to Cape Verde Isles inspires East Providence Police Chief Tavares to action

EAST PROVIDENCE — Calling it a professional and emotional epiphany of sorts, East Providence Police Chief Joseph Tavares recently returned from of a visit to the Cape Verde Islands, native to his parents, with a far greater sense of being in terms of both his work in law enforcement and of his place of origin.

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East Providence Police arrest suspect with cocaine packets stashed in buttocks

EAST PROVIDENCE — Investigators from the East Providence Police Department Vice Unit assisted by patrolmen had an eventful month of arrests in April, including one incident when the suspect attempted to hide drugs in his backside. On April 24, at approximately 12:30 p.m., investigators with the departments Vice Unit were conducting surveillance at America’s Best

Pictured is the bike believed to have been used by the assailant in a burglary/assault crime committed at a Warren Avenue residence.

East Providence Police investigate separate thefts at same Warren Avenue residence

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police are investigating two robbery cases that happened at the same Warren Avenue address some six months apart. According to Detective Mark Bourget, a burglary/felony assault occurred at the residence on October 20, 2013. The suspect is described as a white male 5-feet-10 to 6’ tall with dark straight hair

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East Providence Coalition, Police offer prescription drug take-back event

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the East Providence Police Department (EPPD), and the East Providence Prevention Coalition (EPPC), announce a prescription drug “Take-Back” initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft. The DEA will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction on Saturday, April 26,

The scene in Riverside at the end of the car chase between EPPD officers and an unruly city driver Thursday, Jan. 30.

East Providence driver raises havoc on streets near Riverside Square

EAST PROVIDENCE — A 49-year-old man has been charged by East Providence Police for causing a substantial car accident Thursday morning, Jan. 30, on Pawtucket and Bullocks Point Avenues in the Riverside section of the city. The suspect is identified as Christopher Pari, of Worcester Avenue East Providence. He is being held at EPPD headquarters

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East Providence Police Vice Unit takes down suspected cocaine dealer

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Vice Unit announced the arrest of city man on charges of possession and intent to distribute cocaine among other transgressions. According to the report of EPPD Sergeant Diogo Mello, on Wendnesday, Jan. 22, the Vice Unit executed a court authorized search warrant of a property located at 137

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