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PROVIDENCE — Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, along with Chief Sheriff David M. DeCesare … more
  A FedEx delivery driver contacted Barrington Police on Friday, Dec. 6, after spotting a suspicious vehicle in West Barrington. The driver told police it appeared the truck was following … more
A month after he was involved in a head-on crash in Barrington, a Warren man is facing a DUI charge. Barrington police said Gary M. Rego, 53, was driving his Toyota Camry north over the Barrington … more
A woman driving south on New Meadow Road at about 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, called police another vehicle pulled out of Christine Drive, slammed into her car and pushed it off the road into some … more
The woman who hollered out at a Barrington boy to "Get in the car" actually thought she was speaking to her son, said local police. On Monday, Nov. 18, an 11-year-old boy told police that he was … more
Barrington police charged a 16-year-old Barrington boy with possession of one ounce or less of marijuana — child under 17 years old, following an incident at Barrington High School on Tuesday, … more
An 11-year-old boy told Barrington police that he was riding his bicycle home from school Monday, Nov. 18, when a woman driving a gray or silver mini-van approached him, rolled down her window, and … more
Barrington police received a call on Monday, Nov. 11 from a Hampden Meadows resident who was watching a neighbor's house while no one was there. The resident said she noticed an air conditioning … more
A Barrington girl told police that she has twice been approached by a man driving a black SUV. On Thursday, Nov. 7, the 13-year-old girl was allegedly approached by the man while she was walking … more
A routine traffic stop led to an interesting discovery for Barrington police on Wednesday, Nov. 6. An officer was on routine patrol at about 2 a.m. when he spotted a vehicle swerving. The officer … more
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