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A 45-year-old man is believed to have died by overdose at the Americas Best Value Inn on Newport Avenue.

East Providence Police Log: Officers investigate overdose, suicide, stabbing

East Providence Police Log: Officers investigate overdose, suicide, stabbing

EAST PROVIDENCE — In the last week East Providence Police have investigated an apparent drug overdose death, a suicide and a drug deal gone bad. After receiving a missing person report on November 30, Providence Police notified local law enforcement the following day of the apparent and unfortunately successful suicide of 17-year-old Riverside male. The

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East Providence Police make presence known at city’s elementary schools

EAST PROVIDENCE — Responding to a rash of recent threats made about potential attacks on elementary schools throughout the region and in the state, the East Providence Police Department made its presence known and felt at those buildings Wednesday morning, Oct. 8. No schools in the city were specifically targeted, but both academic and law

Former EPPD lieutenant and Rehoboth police chief Stephen J. Enos speaks at the September 2 City Council meeting.

Former East Providence cop, Rehoboth chief Enos denied license

EAST PROVIDENCE — The City Council, at its meeting Tuesday night, Sept. 2, swiftly dispatched a license application submitted by one-time East Providence Police Department member and former Rehoboth Police Chief Stephen T. Enos. Mr. Enos, whose tenure as Rehoboth chief unceremoniously ended as a ramification of an alleged drunken incident in city in December

East Providence Police Chief Chris Parella (left) and Captain Bruce Kidman talk at the scene of Wednesday's murder.

E.P. Police Chief Parella assuages fears of residents

EAST PROVIDENCE — As a resident of the city and obviously a well-known figure because of his position, East Providence Police Chief Christopher Parella empathizes with those who live and work around the 2402 Pawtucket Ave. location where Yusef A’Vant was gunned down by an assailant Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 13. The chief understands the concern

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EP Equal Employment to hold meeting Tuesday

EAST PROVIDENCE — The City of East Providence’s Affirmative Action/EEO Office will be conducting a number of informational sessions about potential job opportunities within its police and fire departments as well as other divisions in the coming week, including one Tuesday night, July 8, at the Cape Verdean Progressive Center, 329 Grosvenor Ave., from 6


Public safety personnel participate in annual Special Olympics Torch Run

EAST BAY — Several members of  law enforcement and public safety departments in the East Bay participated in the 30th Annual Special Olympic Torch Run held Friday, May 30. The local leg began in East Providence around noon and continued down the Bay. The Torch Run is an annual running event during which representatives from


Police say Narcan works, but isn’t a replacement for treatment

EAST PROVIDENCE — While Narcan is effective, it’s carried and used by many law enforcement and public safety personnel, it’s not a cure-all, doesn’t replace necessary treatment methods and will ultimately not save lives in the end. That’s the message East Providence Police want the public to understand. According to the Overdose Prevention and Education


Heroin: An addict’s perspective

EAST PROVIDENCE — He swears up and down this time is different, that he’s on the straight and narrow, that he wants to understand and control his addiction. One of the East Providence Police Vice Squad’s Confidential Informants said recently his reliance on heroin, the worst of all his addictions, has brought it all to


Police fear heroin’s growing potency

EAST PROVIDENCE — Various reports on the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman due to a heroin overdose noted what seemed to be an exorbitant number of used and unused bags of the drug found by investigators in his New York City apartment. However, that quantity, according to law enforcement personnel, shouldn’t come as a