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Barrington police responded to two separate incidents of "suspicious" people on Thursday, Oct. 26. Police received a call at about 5 p.m., for a man who was spotted walking in the middle of Sowams … more
A routine traffic stop in Barrington early Friday morning led to the arrest of a Virginia man wanted for a violation of the sex offender laws. A Barrington police officer spotted a car without a … more
A Metacom Avenue man faces multiple charges after police raided his home Friday morning, seizing about an ounce of crack cocaine and about the same amount of marijuana. David M. Salvatore, 56, of … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — In a release issued Monday afternoon, Oct. 30, the East Providence Police Department announced it has issued an arrest warrant for Tiverton man for his alleged participation in … more
Police arrested a 42-year-old Portsmouth man Sunday, Oct. 22, and charged him with two counts of domestic assault. Police arrested Richard E. Mendosa, of 3277 East Main Road, after responding to a … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police announced Monday, Oct. 30, what was termed a major narcotics arrest following a motor vehicle stop in Riverside over the weekend. According to a report … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — A male from a neighboring town has been charged with the October 25 theft of batteries from the East Providence School bus fleet.In a press release issued Thursday afternoon, … more
Barrington police responded to a Meadowbrook Drive residence after receiving a 911 call for a fight in progress. Officers spoke to a witness who said some men from a pool company were working at a … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police recovered nearly three dozen batteries stolen from buses in the Ocean State Transportation lot located on Commercial Way overnight Wednesday, Oct. 25, which … more
The Barrington Police Department wants residents to know that they might hear gunshots this week, but not to worry, it's likely officers doing some training. Barrington Police Chief John LaCross … more
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