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Portsmouth man arrested in child porn sweep

By   /  April 1, 2014  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — A local man was among nine people arrested today on child pornography charges in a statewide sweep by Rhode Island State Police. Nolan Ross, 20, of 53 Seacrest Drive, was charged with possession of child pornography and transfer of child pornography, according to State Police. He was arraigned in Fourth Division District Court, where […]

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State Police make arrests, issue citations during St. Patty’s Day weekend

By   /  March 17, 2014  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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NORTH SCITUATE — The Rhode Island State Police annouced Monday, March 17,  the arrests of 13 subjects for Driving While Intoxicated over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. In addition to the DWI arrests, they made 51 other arrests on miscellaneous charges. The following is a list of subjects, who were arrested for Driving while intoxicated: […]

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State Police arrest two for heroin possession in I-195 bust

By   /  March 15, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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NORTH SCITUATE — Rhode Island State Police arrested two Massachusetts men Friday, March 14, on heroin charges following a traffic stop in East Providence. State Police announced busts Saturday. The incident took place at 2:30 p.m. Friday when a member of the Lincoln Barracks conducted a stop on a vehicle that was speeding on Interstate […]

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Rhode Island State Police accepts applications for 2015 academy

By   /  March 6, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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NORTH SCITUATE — The Rhode Island State Police is embarking on a recruitment drive in preparation for the September 2015 Training Academy. The State Police is seeking honest, intelligent, hard working, and dedicated men and women to apply. Service in the State Police requires active, intelligent people whose reputations are above reproach. High moral, mental, […]

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East Providence man arrested on synthetic marijuana charges

By   /  February 14, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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NORTH SCITUATE — An East Providence man was among seven people arrested on drug distribution charges by members of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force, the Smithfield Police Department and the West Warwick Police Department, the Rhode Island State Police announced Friday, Feb. 14. City resident Harry Gyuleseryan was arrested by police […]

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East Providence teen is arrested on child pornography, solicitation charges

By   /  February 10, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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NORTH SCITUATE — Members of the Rhode Island State Police Detective Division arrested Andrew Silvestri, 19, of 21 Harris St., East Providence, Sunday, Feb. 9, for the alleged crimes of Indecent Solicitation of a Child and Possession of Child Pornography, Major Todd Catlow, RISP Detective Commander, announced Monday, Feb. 10. The Rhode Island Airport Police […]

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State Police note additional patrols during New Year’s celebration period

By   /  December 30, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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SCITUATE — The Rhode Island State Police are once again stepping up patrols during the New Year’s holiday period, warning motorists not to drink and drive as they celebrate. “The Rhode Island State Police will be stepping up enforcement of driving while impaired, speeding, aggressive driving, texting while driving, seat belt, and child restraint laws.  […]

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State Police Superintendent, East Providence City Manager exchange barbs over recent events

By   /  October 17, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News, Police & Crime  /  7 Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The top cop in Rhode Island does not hold East Providence’s top public safety officer in high regard, at least that’s how a piece of correspondence reads. And it’s readily apparent from the latter’s response the feeling is mutual. In a rather scathing letter penned by Col. Steven O’Donnell, the Superintendent of […]

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

By   /  August 25, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  2 Comments

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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

By   /  August 24, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  6 Comments

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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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