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East Providence man arrested on synthetic marijuana charges

East Providence man arrested on synthetic marijuana charges

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

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

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

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

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

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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State Police official adds perspective to East Providence Police case, sends full report to Budget Commission

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island State Police recently concluded a five-week investigation into claims of misuse of power on the part of some city officials in regard to the status of East Providence Police Chief Joseph Tavares, eventually deeming there to be insufficient evidence to press any criminal charges. The State Police issued a

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Cops corral mislabled tobacco products, child pornography suspect in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — In separate incidents Tuesday, April 30, the East Providence Police Department procured several thousands of dollars-worth of mislabled tobacco products while the Rhode Island State Police arrested a city man on child pornography charges. A routine traffic stop turned out to be nothing but as an East Providence Police Captain Bruce Kidman

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