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Barrington police charged William E. Pennoyer, 57, of Riverside, with reckless driving/drag racing/eluding police-first offense after an apparent drag racing incident on the Wampanoag Trail on Tuesday, March 1. According to police, Mr. … more
Rhode Island State Police Sergeant Gregory Cunningham was getting graphic. Standing on the Barrington High School auditorium stage, Sgt. Cunningham told the students in the audience about a fatal car accident scene he had processed … more
A Barrington man contacted police after he was involved in an incident with a bike rider on Thursday, Feb. 25. The complainant told police that he had been driving down Lincoln Avenue when he passed the bike rider, who allegedly made a rude … more
Note: This story has been updated. PORTSMOUTH — A 20-year-old Portsmouth man died early Tuesday evening after the vehicle he was driving hit a tree on Turnpike Avenue, police said. Police hadn't released the name of the deceased … more
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police reports from over the past week. Tuesday, Feb. 23 James M. Lombardo, 42, of 37 Sherman St., Bristol, was charged at 8:55 a.m. with driving with a suspended license … more
Police detectives were able to gather some DNA evidence from the scene of an armed home invasion in Barrington late last month, but a lengthy backlog of work at the state crime lab will leave local investigators waiting for months to see if the … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — For a third time and at the behest of his family, the East Providence Police Department is asking assistance from the public in an effort to track down a missing city man. Joseph Pinheiro was last seen on January 11, … more
An alert Barrington DPW employee spotted a suspicious vehicle driving in circles in the neighborhoods near the former Zion Bible College property on Friday, Feb. 19 and called police. The DPW employee told police there had been three males … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 47-year-old Portsmouth man pleaded guilty in federal court in Providence on Wednesday to one count of distribution of child pornography. Adam C. Cobb was arrested in April 2015 at his home at 91 Lilac Lane, following an … more
Barrington police charged a 16-year-old East Providence boy with reckless driving on Wednesday, Feb. 17, after he reportedly took his mom's car for a fast-moving joyride. An officer was patrol on the Wampanoag Trail (Route 114) at about 2 … more
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