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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
SAKONNET AREA — Tiverton and Little Compton fire chiefs as of about 1:30 p.m. Monday issued warnings and advice for residents of the towns they protect in advance of Hurricane Jose, which is projected to arrive in the area sometime Wednesday. more
LITTLE COMPTON — The Town of Little Compton goes to Superior Court this Thursday at 10 a.m. to try to get an injunction to stop what it calls a private commercial parking lot from operating at 5 Ocean Drive, just a few hundred yards up the road from South Shore Beach. The parking lot is located on 1.79 acres of private property. For weeks, especially this summer and last, but going back to 2012, neighbors have complained about a large number of cars — on one occasion, by police count, as many as 130-150 — that park on or in front of the property. more
Tuesday, Aug. 15 At 7;34 a.m., a Burchard Avenue resident called to complain about crop cannons going off at 6:55 a.m. At 9:28 a.m., a resident on Goodrich Lane repo more
TIVERTON — After allegedly breaking into a house on Lake Road in Tiverton, and attempting to run over a Tiverton police officer as he fled, 49-year-old Michael Joseph Cuoto of Mattapoisett was apprehended late Friday by police in Dartmouth, after a lengthy chase. more
PORTSMOUTH — A 21-year-old Middletown man was arrested on drug charges Saturday after witnesses said he was driving on Route 24 while punching himself in the face, police said. more
WESTPORT — Perturbed that he had to wait while an accident was cleared, a Westport man is accused of punching and then biting an officer who told him to get back into his car. The officer, … more
A motorcycle driver who crashed into a town police cruiser at high speed last summer is suing the police officer over the manner in which that cruiser was used as a roadblock. Derek V. Pereira, … more
TIVERTON — A Tiverton police raid on a Main Road barber shop Tuesday netted a considerable amount of heroin and led to the arrest of the shop owner, Jesse Rego, 39, of 138 Briarwood Ave., … more
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