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State police recorded 199 such samples last year, a nearly threefold increase from 2016 — but still a small percentage of total cocaine seizures. ... Boston Medical Center epidemiologist Traci Green says the rise in cocaine/fentanyl deaths she's tracking out of Rhode Island is commensurate with the ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — On Monday, March 26, members of the State Police High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force arrested three ... In December 2017, members of the HIDTA Task Force initiated an investigation into a drug trafficking organization operating throughout Rhode Island and ...

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) -- An East Providence based business was raided by State Police and the Massachusetts AG's Office. The family owned janitorial service provider is now being investigated over claims of labor trafficking. The website for Martins Maintenance says they've been in business ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Three men accused of distributing large quantities of cocaine and heroin mixed with fentanyl throughout Rhode Island and ... Rhode Island State Police raided five locations in Cranston and Providence on Monday, seizing about 200 grams of cocaine and about 55 grams of ...
The Rhode Island State Police say they arrested three men Monday who were members of a drug trafficking organization operating throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The Rhode Island State Police High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force started an investigation into the organization in ...
Several men were seen handcuffed and detained outside R&R Auto Repair on Niantic Avenue on Monday morning in what Rhode Island State Police say is “part of an ongoing investigation.” CRANSTON, R.I. — Seven to eight men were handcuffed and detained in front of R&R Auto Repair Monday ...

RI State Police ask drivers to stay off roads as snowstorm gains momentum. by JESSICA A. BOTELHO, NBC 10 NEWS. As snow and gusty winds start to hit Southern New England Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Rhode Island State Police are asking drivers to stay home. AA. As snow and gusty winds start to hit Southern New ...
RI State Police report multiple crashes during storm. by JESSICA A. BOTELHO, NBC 10 NEWS. Rhode Island State Police have asked drivers to stay off roads as the state endures a third major winter storm in two weeks. (WJAR). AA. As Tuesday's snowstorm lingers, Rhode Island State Police continue to ask drivers to stay ...
Members would include the Rhode Island Bar Association president, the president of the Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a representative from Roger Williams University School of Law, the executive director of the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights, the state police ...
JAMESTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) – Authorities have reached out to Jamestown Police for help identifying a suspect in a Delaware burglary case. Delaware State Police say that a suspect in a burglary investigation could have ties to Rhode Island. Security footage of the suspects shows him wearing a Conanicut ...
A Johnston restaurant owner who hosted a fundraiser for a town councilman's political opponent was later voted out of business. JOHNSTON, R.I. — The Rhode Island State Police opened an investigation into the case of a Johnston restaurant owner who hosted a fundraiser for a town councilman's political ...
Court documents: Former RI Sen. Kettle told two friends he .... PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Former state Sen. Nicholas Kettle confided in ... In an interview with Rhode Island state police investigators, the New Hampshire man said he has known Kettle since they were both in the Boy Scouts. He says his wife knew ...
A Rhode Island State Police K-9 that recently found a missing Glocester teenager has been nominated for American Humane's Search & Rescue Hero Dog Award. Ruby and her handler, Trooper Daniel O'Neil, were contacted in October to help in the search after police had looked for about 36 hours. Together, they located ...
A Rhode Island couple was arrested in Florida after police said they were accused of taking their baby from the custody of the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families against a court order. Police said Daniel Campos, 38, and Gabriela Paz, 30, are facing “childsnatching” charges. Rhode Island State Police ...
Rhode Island State Police on Thursday shot down the Foster Town Council's inquiry into whether state police could come in and take over for the local police force as a way to save money. No -- that was the answer from the head of the state police after the Foster town council voted two weeks ago to ask if the state police ...
NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Captain Derek Borek, R.I. State Police, said they are encouraging law enforcement officers to carry concealed weapons to church services when they attend, Borek said during a presentation about best active shooter practices at St. James Episcopal Church in North ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island State Police are responding to criticism that some E911 callers are routinely left on hold for inordinately long periods of time. State Police Capt. ... He said state police in Rhode Island exceed national standards set by the National Emergency Number Association.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Rhode Island State Police pushed back Thursday against the notion that E911 callers are routinely left dangling on hold for inordinately long periods of time, but they also provided weekly logs confirming that some distress calls were placed on hold for more than a minute and, on ...
On 26 February 2018, Governor Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island signed an executive order instructing state police to promptly respond to and investigate credible “red flag reports” identifying people who pose “significant danger of personal injury to themselves or others” in the state. The order further ...
LINCOLN, R.I. (WLNE) — A Rhode Island State Police canine is up for a national award! Ruby, a former shelter dog, has been nominated for the American Humane 'Hero Dog of The Year' for her work helping to locate a missing man in Glocester last year. “The young man he had fallen and become very ...
According to a spokeswoman for the Rhode Island State Police, which oversees the state's 911 call center operations, 95.5 percent of the 460,817 911 calls received last year were answered immediately. That also meant, of course, that 20,833 calls that were placed “in queue” after four or five rings.
PORTSMOUTH, RI — A high speed chase in Portsmouth last week ended with the arrest of an Exeter man wanted for assaulting and robbing a 60-year-old in his home. Ryan Joseph ... He and a juvenile forced their way into a home on South County Trail in Exeter, state police allege. They stole $4,000 ...
NEWPORT, R.I. (WPRI) — Police are looking for a man who they say stole a Lenovo “Ideapad” laptop along with a Bank Newport debit card from a locked car. According ... Anyone with information about the suspect or the incident should contact the Rhode Island State Police Department at (401) 444-1000.
REHOBOTH — A Rehoboth man has been charged with drunken driving after an early Monday morning crash with a Rhode Island State Police cruiser on Interstate 195 that followed him driving the wrong way down Route 146. Kurtis Lamontagne, 36, of Rehoboth, was charged with driving under the ...
"(Troopers) attempted to stop the vehicle with lights and sirens," Lt. Chris Schram of the Rhode Island State Police told NBC 10 News. "The vehicle, a silver Honda, continued on at a higher rate of speed than the normal flow of traffic heading on I-95, engaging in unsafe lane changes, erratic lane changes, ...
The R.I. State Police say the trio, two 19-year-olds and a 17-year-old, forced their way into a home on South County Trail, assaulted a 60-year-old man, and then stole a gun, cash and a “large ... The Rhode Island State Police worked with the North Kingstown police to identify the three people involved.
(PROVIDENCE, R.I.) — A grand jury indictment unsealed Monday accuses a Republican state senator of extorting sex from a page in the Rhode Island Senate page program. ... State police separately charged him with video voyeurism Friday for allegedly sending pictures of his ex-girlfriend's “private parts.
NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island State Police say they encourage troopers to bring their guns to religious services. The Providence Journal reports that the practice was explained during an active shooter preparedness session Saturday at St. James Episcopal Church in North Providence.
Republican State Senate Nicholas Kettle of Coventry was arrested on Friday by the RI State Police. ... Friday called for the resignation of Republican State Senator Nicholas Kettle following news of Rhode Island State Police charges of video voyeurism and a Grand Jury indictment of two counts of extortion.
NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Captain Derek Borek, R.I. State Police, said they are encouraging law enforcement officers to carry concealed weapons to church services when they attend, Borek said during a presentation about best active shooter practices at St. James Episcopal Church in North ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The ramp onto exit 22 on I-95 North has reopened after it was closed for several hours due to a tractor-trailer rollover. It was closed ... Rhode Island State Police said the driver of the tractor-trailer lost control while heading toward Route 6 West, hit the guardrail and rolled over.
PROVIDENCE — The head of the Rhode Island Senate's student page program testified before a Providence grand jury Wednesday, his lawyer confirmed. ... DiMaio said he had learned from Kettle that the state police recently “went to talk to him again — I think it was last week — at his house, regardless of ...
NBC 10 has been tracking 911 call stats for more than two years. Numbers the NBC 10 I-Team reviewed from Rhode Island State Police, who oversees the state's E-911 system, show 20,833 calls were put on hold during 2017, with some callers waiting up to two minutes 47 seconds for someone to come back on the line.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Pawtucket police arrested the woman shot and injured in a hail of bullets from Providence and state police shortly after she ... Demers, who testified before the grand jury, was a passenger in a white Ford F-350 pursued fired upon by Providence and Rhode Island State Police Nov.
Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, along with Chief Sheriff David M. DeCesare, warns citizens to beware of a telephone scam in which individuals posing as deputy sheriffs are calling people to make arrangements to ...
... car due to weather conditions, causing it to go off the road about 200 feet north of the Old Louisquisset Pike exit ramp," State Police told NBC 10 News. "He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time." The driver was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, where he was reported to be in serious, but stable condition.
(WPRI) — Rhode Island State Police said it was a quiet night Sunday after Super Bowl 52 wrapped up. According to Director of Public Information Laura Meade Kirk, state police troopers arrested two people for DWI. Kirk said troopers responded to six car crashes Sunday night. No one was injured in any of ...
The Rhode State Police are warning potential Super Bowl revelers to think before you drink. "We have our regular contingent of troopers on the road and we do have extra patrols statewide to go out and to find people that are drinking and driving,” said Sgt. Charles LeValley. Officials say the Super Bowl is on par with New ...
Warren Police and Rhode Island State Police were then notified of the pursuit. Seekonk Police say a witness told the officers that the vehicle pulled in behind the Country Inn on Market Street. Officers found the suspect walking away from the vehicle and he was placed under arrest. The suspect, 35-year-old Derek Renaud, ...
Two Connecticut bounty hunters were arrested Thursday for illegally apprehending a suspect wanted on a warrant, according to Rhode Island State Police. Authorities said Angel Guadalupe, 45, of Bristol, and William Sobota, 40, of Burlington, appeared in District Court in Providence, where they faced kidnapping and ...
Two bounty hunters from Connecticut were arrested in Rhode Island on Thursday after authorities say they illegally apprehended a man in a Providence courthouse. Rhode Island State Police say Angel Guadalupe, 45, of Bristol, and William Sobota, 40, of Burlington, were charged with kidnapping and ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A grand jury has determined that a deadly police shooting on a busy Rhode Island highway that killed a man caught up in the ... "The men and women of the Rhode Island State Police and the Providence Police Department did what they are trained to do — to protect the lives of ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Rhode Island State Police arrested a local attorney after they say he committed bank fraud. Police say Xtreme Computers, LLC., a check cashing service, filed a fraud complaint back in August 2017. The company reports that Marcus Crook cashed checks made out to him, ...
State Police Conclude Investigation Into Fatal Police Shooting. By John ... It came after a standoff with a suspected related to the theft of a State Police cruiser. ... State police told RIPR they wrapped up their investigation in December, and have turned the results over to the Rhode Island Attorney General.
John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Robert Chadronet, 41, formerly of East Providence, R.I., was ... This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Connecticut State Police, Branford Police Department, Milford Police Department and ...
This week marked the official deadline for more than 370,000 handgun owners in the state of New York to register those guns with state police. New York is trying to use that information to build a comprehensive record of gun owners — something only one other state has done. The database that California ...
Rhode Island State Police said Wednesday that a lawyer with an office in Johnston was charged with conspiracy and fraud. Robert McNelis, 38, of Providence, was arraigned on nine felony charges and two misdemeanors. He was released on personal recognizance. State police said the investigation stemmed from a fraud ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — State police have arrested a Rhode Island attorney after they say he directed another person to cash fraudulent checks on his behalf. Attorney Robert McNelis, 38, of Providence, was charged with 11 crimes after a fraud complaint from a local check cashing service led to an ...
The state's fire marshal position has been vacant since the retirement of Jack Chartier in June. James Gumbley has served as acting fire marshal. The Division of State Fire Marshal falls under the Department of Public Safety and the supervision of Col. Ann Assumpico, superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police.
SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island State Police have released recommendations from an outside consultant focused on increasing diversity at the agency. Col. Ann Assumpico says state police have already adopted some of the changes suggested in the 154-page report released Tuesday. Among those ...


 

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