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EAST PROVIDENCE — A Providence woman was the third suspect arrested in a scheme to bilk an elderly city man of extra cash for driveway repairs. East Providence Police the arrest of Sally Davis, 30 and of 930 Chalkstone Ave. on Sunday … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police have arrested two Providence men for attempting to bilk unsuspecting senior citizens. Police announced the arrests of Anthony A. Williams, 32, and David Johnson, 33, of 930 Chalkstone Ave. … more
TIVERTON — A man is alleged to have robbed the Bank Newport Branch at 599 Main Road in Tiverton on Wednesday at 2:40 p.m., and police are asking for the public's help in identifying him. The suspect was wearing a lime/yellow long sleeve … more
Make sure your pets are vaccinated, animal lovers: The state Department of Health has ordered an unvaccinated German Shephard quarantined for six months after the animal killed at least one, and maybe two, woodchucks. Neiko, a German Shepherd … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — On July 27, Detective Eric Rodrigues, with the assistance of Detective Michael Field, report the arrest Anne Marie Gleason, 57, of Pawtucket, on the charge of embezzlement over $100. Ms. Gleason’s employer, Numaco … more
A Barrington woman is hoping her recent encounter with coyotes serves as a warning to other residents as they head outdoors this summer. The woman — she asked that her name not be used — recently set out for a walk on the Rhode Island … more
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police report from over the past week: Saturday, July 25 Katherine L. Benevides, 20, of 40 Coggeshall Ave., Bristol, was charged at 1:07 a.m. on a bench warrant issued by … more
Barrington police are looking for any information that could lead to the arrest of the individual who tried to damage police cruisers recently. On Friday morning, July 24, a Barrington police officer was about to pull his cruiser into a … more
SEEKONK — Seekonk Police are seeking a suspect in a series of break-ins over the last few days. According to the report of SPD Chief Craig Mace, the first reported incident occurred on Thursday, July 23. SPD took two reports of overnight … more
A 21-year-old Bristol man was arrested at 1:30 in the morning last Thursday, July 16, outside his ex-girlfriend's house, after allegedly fighting with police officers, screaming obscenities and demanding the officers watch a video he posted to … more
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