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A Samoset Road resident's dog was hit and killed on Massasoit Avenue by a white Chevy Avalanche pickup truck at about 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15. A witness told police the dog was running loose … more
Monday, May 13 Mail was reported stolen out of a mailbox on Child Street. Rescue crews tended to a man on Birchswamp Road who cut his arm with a circular saw. A social worker at the … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Christopher Francesconi has been appointed the new Deputy Chief to East Providence Police Department by Mayor Bob DaSilva, the administration announced Friday afternoon, May 17. … more
Bristol police officers made several arrests from May 6 to 13, including charges of domestic assault, sexual assault and assault on someone over the age of 60. Following is a log of police activity … more
Barrington Police charged a 16-year-old Barrington girl with disorderly conduct after she allegedly flashed a BB gun at people inside another vehicle.  Police said the girl was in a car with … more
For the second straight week, Barrington Police were called to Barrington Cove Apartments after residents' cars were vandalized. Police said it appeared that someone had keyed the cars while they … more
Barrington police charged two 17-year-old Barrington boys with disorderly conduct after a fight broke out at the high school last week.  Police said the two boys squared off inside a restroom … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — An East Providence Police officer suffered minor injuries as a result of a chase that occurred Sunday, May 12, in city. The incident took place on Veterans Memorial Parkway and … more
NORTH SCITUATE — The Rhode Island State Police announced additional troopers will be assigned to focus on enforcement of the state’s seat belt laws as part of the national Click It or … more
From April 30 to May 6, Bristol police officers made several arrests, including a drunk-driving stop and two people charged with possession of cocaine and other drugs. Following is a log of incidents … more
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