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

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

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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

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