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Some teenagers were walking on Fountain Avenue in Barrington at about 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, when they were approached by an older man walking his pet Rottweiler. The man reportedly stuck … more
On Friday, Sept. 8, Barrington police officers responded to the Kids Kove Playground after a woman said her children had gone missing. The woman said she had been in the playground with her … more
Two Sowams Road residents called police on Thursday, Sept. 7 and reported that their "Hate Has No Home Here" signs had been stolen from their yards.  The residents said a total of three signs … more
Barrington police are investigating the apparent theft of a puppy from a vehicle parked outside the Barrington Senior Center. According to officials, a 28-year-old Riverside resident had left her … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 68-year-old Newport man was charged Monday, Sept. 11, with possession of a controlled substance and driving while intoxicated (first offense). Guy W. Gibbs, of 87 Girard … more
Tuesday, Sept. 5 It was a busy afternoon for the animal control officer. Police got a call at 2:09 p.m. regarding an injured turkey on Canario Drive, but the ACO reported that the turkey … more
PORTSMOUTH — If you’re a boater, no doubt you’ve spotted Portsmouth Harbormaster Stephen Burns out on the water — and hopefully you were on the right side of the … more
TIVERTON — Chief Thomas Blakey has announced his intention to retire at some unspecified date in the near future. The announcement was made by Town Administrator Paul McGreevy at the Aug. 28 town council meeting, just before the council went into executive session, and at the very end of an agenda which gave no indication the announcement would be made. Chief Blakey was present in council chambers but did not comment. more
Monday, Aug. 28 Maria Ligia P. Pimentel, 56, of 325 Child St., was arrested on a Rhode Island Superior Court warrant. Yanitza I. Montanez, 23, of Providence, was charged with driving after the … more
Following is a summary of Bristol Police Department activity from Aug. 28 to Labor Day. During that time, the police made 12 arrests. Most were during the weekend and late at night. Monday, Aug. … more
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