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A 52-year-old Rehoboth man had a frightful episode when he drove his car straight down a boat ramp and into Bristol Harbor late on Thursday, Dec. 20. According to Bristol Police Capt. Brian Burke, … more
He was just trying to wish his sister a happy birthday, but instead a Barrington man was threatened with a nasty text. The local man contacted police on Wednesday, Dec. 12, and told an officer … more
A Warren man recently released after serving six years at the ACI in Cranston is back at the state prison, following his arrest this week on felony assault and breaking and entering … more
After an investigation involving police detectives from three towns plus the Rhode Island Fire Marshal’s Office, Bristol Police arrested two men for detonating homemade “sparkler … more
PORTSMOUTH — A local man who was formerly a Newport Police union official was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Providence Thursday, Dec. 20, for fraudulently converting more than … more
Barrington Police Chief John LaCross announced his retirement earlier this week, and is sharing a special letter with Barrington residents.  In his letter, the chief details the challenges he … more
Barrington police responded to Nayatt School at about 8 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 14 for a report of a motor vehicle accident. A Barrington woman was in her car in the Nayatt School parking lot when … more
Barrington Police Chief John LaCross is retiring. The long-time law enforcement officer said he will step down from his post on Feb. 8, 2019. He has served as chief of police in Barrington for the … more
PORTSMOUTH — A Bristol woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after her car struck another vehicle on the Mt. Hope Bridge Tuesday night, Dec. 18, police said. Portsmouth … more
Monday, Dec. 10 A Metacom Avenue woman complained that her downstairs neighbor was smoking marijuana and “stinking up her apartment.” Police responded, and told the woman to … more
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