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PORTSMOUTH — A 44-year-old man was arrested Sunday for allegedly assaulting a 76-year-old Portsmouth woman. Officers received information that Matthew C. George, 44, of 288 Sprague St., … more
The search for a missing kayaker ended with a grim discovery late Sunday night, Feb. 25. According to Barrington Police, the body of the missing kayaker was located along a section of Barrington … more
First responders were searching the waters off Barrington Beach for a missing kayaker on Sunday night, Feb. 25. According to a source, the missing kayaker is out of Warwick, and the Barrington … more
A 50-year-old Barrington man is facing multiple firearms charges after he was allegedly found in possession of a loaded “ghost gun” and a second unlicensed firearm.   On Monday, … more
Bristol police made one arrest and responded to multiple reports of fraud and thefts from vehicles between Feb. 12-19, 2024. more
Warren police received multiple reports from multiple people about a snow plow driving at excessive speeds during last week's snow storm. more
PORTSMOUTH — A 39-year-old Warwick man was arrested last week and charged with assault and breaking and entering, police said. Officers responded to a Portsmouth home at about 5:45 p.m. on … more
East Providence Police arrested a 25-year-old male in an alleged stabbing incident Friday, Feb. 16, in city. According to the report of EPPD Public Information Officer Captain Michael Rapoza … more
Barrington Police arrested three people on warrants last week. On Thursday, Feb. 8, police arrested Michelle E. Raduano, 60, of Medfield, Mass., on two warrants for fraudulent checks less than … more
Warren Police made five arrests between Feb. 5-12, 2024. more
Bristol police made seven arrests between Feb. 5-12, 2024, including multiple DUIs. more
The Office of Attorney General Peter Neronha announced Wednesday, Feb. 14, the Providence Grand Jury reported out handful of indictments the week prior pertaining to a couple of cases connected to … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 52-year-old Swansea woman was arrested last week after she allegedly eluded police officers in two communities. Shortly after noon on Friday, Feb. 9, officers were advised … more
Bristol Police made three arrests between Jan. 29 and Feb. 5, 2024. more
Police made eight arrests between Jan. 29 and Feb. 4. more
City officials recently provided the offerings given by residents as a result of the unsolved death of a beloved family pet to the the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 21-year-old Portsmouth woman was arrested last week on a domestic violence charge. At about 3:20 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 29, officers responded to 23 Gildas Lane to investigate … more
A special meeting of the East Providence City Council, a show-cause hearing scheduled for Thursday night, Feb. 1, on the operations license for the Rumford Motor Inn located on Newport Avenue in … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Police Department’s newest member has jet-black hair, stands under two feet tall, has four legs, and is cute as a button. But show some respect, for … more
Attorney General Peter Neronha announced on Thursday that a second individual associated with a 2017 homicide that took place on Sowams Drive in Bristol had been sentenced. more
A Providence man is facing multiple charges in connection with a series of recent break-ins in Barrington.   On Tuesday morning, Jan. 30, the Barrington Police Department Detective Bureau … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 29-year-old Tiverton man was charged with manufacturing/possessing/delivering a controlled substance shortly before 3 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27. According to police, patrol … more
Barrington saw a 278 percent increase in the number of DUI arrests last year.   According to year-end statistics from the Barrington Police Department, the number of arrests for driving … more
Warren Police made three arrests and intervened on a snowmobile operator having himself a good time on the bike path between Jan. 15-22, 2024. more
PORTSMOUTH — A 19-year-old Newport man was arrested last week and charged with three counts of third-degree sexual assault. According to police, the arrest came after officers checked … more
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