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East Providence contends with growing heroin epidemic

East Providence contends with growing heroin epidemic

EAST PROVIDENCE — The sobering news here in city matched the chilling numbers reported late last week by the State Police and the Rhode Island Department of Health. Thirty-eight people have died as a result of drug overdoses across Rhode Island since the first of the year, one of those being a 25-year-old East Providence

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Barrington police: Bank employee stole $100K from elderly woman

A woman who had worked for decades at the Citizens Bank on Willett Avenue on the Riverside-Barrington line is facing police charges after she allegedly stole more than $100,000 from an elderly East Providence woman. Police say that Sherry A. Blaydes Jarvis, 49, of Riverside, befriended a bank customer and, over the course of six

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Barrington police charge pharmacy worker with larceny

A Providence man who worked part-time for RiteAid Pharmacies across the region is facing charges after he allegedly stole prescription medication. Barrington police charged 24-year-old Matthew J. Ponnequin with larceny of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance on Wednesday, Jan. 8. Mr. Ponnequin had been employed as a part-time pill-counter for RiteAid,

Police are looking for information about this woman (right) who allegedly stole more than $5,000 worth of jewelry from Barrington Books on May 28. The department is also investigating a new shoplifting case that took place on March 7 at the same store.

Barrington police still seeking help on shoplifting case

The Barrington Police Department is hoping someone can help crack a case that’s more than six months old. On May 28, 2013, a  woman with dark hair walked into Barrington Books and allegedly stole approximately 160 Alex & Ani jewelry pieces worth more than $5,000. Police shared information — including a surveillance photo of the

A surveillance image shows the alleged pork thief leaving Shaw's Supermarket on Dec. 31.

Steaks stopped at the door — Barrington police search for shoplifter

Barrington police are looking for a man who allegedly stole a $36 pork tenderloin from the Shaw’s Supermarket in the Barrington Shopping Center on New Year’s Eve. Police received a phone call from Shaw’s at about 1:45 p.m., shortly after a man in his mid-40s wearing a blue coat and blue hat tried to steal


Barrington student’s online post leads to police investigation

A Barrington Middle School student learned a difficult lesson last week, after he posted some comments online that other people in town considered to be a potential threat. The boy — his name was not released by officials — allegedly posted a message on Instagram early last week that mentioned a middle school field trip