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Cranston picks East Providence native Winquist as new police chief

Cranston picks East Providence native Winquist as new police chief

CRANSTON — East Providence native Michael J. Winquist, a Lieutenant Colonel and the ranking No. 2 officer with the Rhode Island State Police, was formally appointed as the new chief of the Cranston Police Department Monday, Sept. 22. Mr. Winquist, 45 and the son of former East Providence police chief Carl Winquist, was selected for

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Bristol Sports Club shut down, 3 charged with illegal gambling

Police shut down the Bristol Sports Club Wednesday and arrested three in connection with an illegal gambling operation, the State Police announced Wednesday afternoon. Antonio DeMatos, 76, of 37 Wall St., Bristol, Norberto Pacheco, 71, of 163 Bradford St., Bristol, and Kevion Connolly, 55, of 75 Highland St., Canton, Mass., were all charged with organized

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East Providence man blows five times alcohol limit

NORTH SCITUATE — Rhode Island State Police announced the arrest of  12 subjects for Driving While Intoxicated over the Labor Day weekend, including one city man who was found to have a Blood Alcohol Content over .400, which is more than five times the legal limit. Kevin Jeffries, 51 of 32 Arlington St., East Providence,


Bristol residents charged in cocaine ring bust

Seven Bristol residents were arrested Tuesday in connection with an organized cocaine distribution ring brought down by a State Police operation dubbed “Get Shorty.” The two-year investigation by the State Police High Intensity Drug Task Force and the Providence Police focused on Angel Martinez — know as “Shorty” — of Providence, suspected of running the


East Providence man arrested on DUI charge with toddler in car

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island State Police arrested two East Providence men on Saturday morning, June 7, at 12:45 a.m., one on a drunk driving charge and another on an outstanding warrant after conducting a motor vehicle stop on Plainfield Street in the Providence. The stop was the result of traffic violations. After troopers pulled the


State Police arrest two Fall River men following traffic stop on I-195 in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — “Heroin Highway” continues to live up to its ignominious moniker. Rhode Island Troopers arrested two Fall River men for possession of heroin after conducting a motor vehicle stop on Interstate 195 East in East Providence Wednesday, May 28. Troopers seized 20 “bricks” of heroin (approximately 1,050 individual packets) Troopers stopped the vehicle

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Portsmouth man arrested in child porn sweep

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


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

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:


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

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


Rhode Island State Police accepts applications for 2015 academy

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,