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Westport Police believe that the driver of a car that careened across the road the road before crashing was in the midst of attempting suicide Saturday evening. On September 1, at approximately … more
LITTLE COMPTON — Two Little Compton men have been charged with drug offenses, one dating back to December 15, 2017, the details regarding which were withheld by police for "investigative purposes" until this week. Police did not say that the two incidents were related, but did however release news of the charges at the same time. more
TIVERTON — A man suspected of committing a robbery of the north Tiverton branch of Bank Newport on April 2 was arrested Monday in Bristol. Cody Toolis, 27, of Fall River, was thereafter arraigned in District Court in Newport on charges of 2nd degree robbery, and is being held as a fugitive on separate Massachusetts charges, said Tiverton Police Chief Patrick Jones Monday night. more
TIVERTON — A Tiverton man, Scott W. Banville, 44, who was shot by police at 11:34 last Wednesday night at his home while wielding a 50 caliber rifle during a domestic dispute, was released from Rhode Island Hospital Sunday night after treatment for his injuries. more
TIVERTON — Tiverton police, using social media and working with Dartmouth police and other departments in the area, are searching for the man who pulled off an early morning bank robbery Monday at the Bank Newport branch located at 614 Main Road in Tiverton. more
PORTSMOUTH — A Massachusetts man has been charged with two counts of driving under the influence, death resulting, following a fatal two-vehicle crash on West Main Road in front of … more
PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — It appeared to be one the largest mutual-aid rescues ever seen in the Sakonnet River, as a couple dozen first responders from Portsmouth, Tiverton and beyond … 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
PORTSMOUTH — A Providence man was arrested by Portsmouth Police on Thursday after he had allegedly misidentified himself in an attempt to sign out a female student at Portsmouth High … more
Monday, Sept. 11 At 9:21 a.m., an 18-wheeler carrying construction materials became stuck when turning into a driveway. It was eventually freed by a tow truck. At 1:02 p.m., a Highland Avenue resident reported receiving an IRS scam call. At 8:21 p.m., an Indian Road resident reported receiving an IRS scam call. Tuesday, Sept. 12 A motorist on West Main Road struck a deer at 6:28 a.m. and was able to drive his car from the scene. He was not injured, but the car sustained heavy front-end damage. At 2:12 p.m., officers responded to Wilbur & McMahon School following a report of a snake on school property. Officers observed snake skins, but no snakes. more
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