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East Providence Police Chief reiterates insistence he did not request State Police presence

East Providence Police Chief reiterates insistence he did not request State Police presence

EAST PROVIDENCE — During a second phone interview later Monday, Aug. 26, East Providence Police Chief Joseph Tavares expounded on his initial insistence he did not request an increased State Police presence in the city. “It should be made quite clear. I did not call the State Police and ask them to come in,” Chief

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East Providence Police Chief Tavares denies requesting State Police intervention in city

EAST PROVIDENCE — An audibly upset East Providence Police Chief Joseph Tavares during a phone interview Monday morning, Aug. 26, denied having requested Rhode Island State Police intervention into the city. In response to the direct question did he ask for the State Police presence in East Providence, the Chief said, “No. I did not.”

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Letter: An Evident Lack of Leadership in East Providence

To the editor, The latest controversy within the East Providence Police Department provides a compass to the solution. Chief Tavares has served for some four years as the Chief of Police.  For the most part this was characterized, publicly at least, as rather benign. Yet, recently, evidence of deeper, more troubling aspects of the Chief’s

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East Providence City Manager offers statement on State Police presence in the city

EAST PROVIDENCE — City Manager Peter Graczykowski offered up his first official comment about the recent State Police presence in East Providence. Mr. Graczykowski did so in a text message exchange Sunday morning, Aug. 25. “I have inquired about the additional State Police presence in East Providence with the East Providence Police Chief Tavares, who

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State Police are in fact taking a regular tour of duty in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — Some of you aren’t seeing things. There is a Rhode Island State Police presence in the city, taking a regular patrol and conducting normal law enforcement activities including traffic stops. The East Providence Post and eastbayri.com confirmed information gleaned earlier in the day Saturday, Aug. 24, from a number of different sources.

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East Providence Police investigate armed robbery of residence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department is actively investigating an armed robbery which occurred at an occupied residence on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 3. The residence is located at 65 Hospital Road in the Riverside section of the city. The incident took place at approximately 3:45 p.m. Preliminary findings revealed the event not to

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East Providence’s Community Police ‘Night Out’ enjoys a bounce back evening

EAST PROVIDENCE — The fourth annual local version of “National Night Out,” presented by the the East Providence Police Department’s Community Policing Division and the East Providence Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, went off without a hitch Tuesday evening, Aug. 6, on the Senior Center grounds located off Waterman Avenue. The 2013 edition was the

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East Providence Community Police unit readies fourth annual National Night Out event

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department’s Community Police Division prepares for its fourth annual “National Night Out” event set for Tuesday, Aug. 6, on the grounds of the Senior Center located off Waterman Avenue. The 2013 edition is the second to be held at the Senior Center, following two years of the event

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East Providence Police release names of suspect, victim in domestic dispute gone awry

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department has released the names of a man and woman involved in a domestic dispute that turned overtly violent last week, leaving one person involved in custody and the other in the hospital. Michael Wayne Stewart, 49, of 36 Pembroke Ave., Providence, was charged with two domestic counts

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East Providence Police arrest man after he stabbed his girlfriend

EAST PROVIDENCE — A woman was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries after her boyfriend allegedly forcibly entered her Tenth Street residence and stabbed her. East Providence Police refused to release the name of the victim, identified only as a 44-year-old female and resident of 27 Tenth Street in the center of the city

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