State Government Press Releases

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04/29/2017
On Saturday, April 29, 2017, at approximately 3 a.m., the Rhode Island State Police and North Smithfield Police Department investigated a wrong-way crash on Route 146 North in North Smithfield. As a result of this investigation, the Rhode Island State Police has charged a Worcester, MA, male with...
04/27/2017
Media Contact: Captain Derek Borek, District "B" Commander, 401-444-1014 At 12:03 AM Troopers arrested Kenneth Mitchell, age 34, of 86 Oakside Street, Warwick, Rhode Island on a Third District Court Bench Warrant, Failure to Appear for Pretrial Conference on the original charge of Driving...
04/27/2017
At 2:41 AM Troopers arrested Joseph Vanover, age 29, of 1155 Douglas Avenue, North Providence, Rhode Island for 1) Third District Court Bench Warrant for Failure To Appear for a Pre-Trial Conference on the charge of Driving With a Suspended License originating out of North Providence Police...
04/21/2017
Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of Public Safety, reminds everyone that prom season is about to get underway. The State Police is offering prom safety tips for parents to help keep teens safe during and after the celebration. "Proms...
03/24/2017
Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of Public Safety, announces the following promotions, which take effect on April 2nd: To the Rank of Major: Timothy G. Sanzi is a 23-year veteran of the Rhode Island State Police. He holds...
01/17/2017
Kelly Yates and her sister Kimberly were allegedly abducted by their non-custodial mother, Elaine Carolyn Yates. A felony warrant for Child Snatching was issued for her on November 16, 1988. Ms. Elaine Yates and her two daughters have been missing since the initial missing persons report of...
12/13/2016
Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety announces that on Thursday, December 15, 2016, the Rhode Island State Police will hold a press conference at 10:00 AM to announce the distribution of QuikClot ® Belt Trauma...
06/21/2016
The Rhode Island State Police Department's K9 "Riggs" has received a ballistic vest thanks to a non-profit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., and an anonymous sponsor provided funding for K9 "Riggs" vest. K9 "Riggs" is a 3 ˝-year-old German Shepherd Dog, who has been assigned to Trooper...
04/27/2016
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, announces that Rhode Island E 9-1-1, in conjunction with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation's Office of Highway Safety, have implemented a...