State Government Press Releases

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01/19/2017
Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, announces the arrest of Peter Palumbo, age 54, of 67 Kearney Street, Cranston, RI, a former Member of the House of Representatives for the State of Rhode Island, for...
01/19/2017
Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of Public Safety, announces the arrest of a Providence man after a motor vehicle stop on Hartford Avenue in the City of Providence. At approximately 1:56 AM, Troopers from the Scituate Barracks conducted a motor...
01/18/2017
Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that members of the Rhode Island State Police Major Crimes Unit and members of the Scituate Barracks arrested two men in relation to an investigation of a double fatal motor...
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...
01/17/2017
Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, and members of the Office of the Attorney General, will hold a press conference today to announce the arrest of a non-custodial parent and the location of two (2) missing...
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...
05/23/2016
On May 23, 2016, at approximately 12:07 AM, Troopers from the State Police Wickford and Hope Valley Barracks responded to a motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles on Route 95 South in the Town of East Greenwich. The investigation revealed the following: A black Toyota Camry, operated by...
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...
04/26/2016
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, and Peter Alviti, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation will hold a press conference on: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 1:30 p.m. at Roger Williams...