State Government Press Releases

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03/26/2015
Contact: Captain Christopher J. Dicomitis, Assistant Detective Commander Telephone: (401) 444-1012 E-Mail: Christopher.Dicomitis@risp.dps.ri.gov Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, announces that...
03/26/2015
Contact: Captain Christopher J. Dicomitis, Assistant Detective Commander Telephone: (401) 444-1012 E-Mail: christopher.dicomitis@risp.dps.ri.gov Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces the arrest of a Rhode...
03/23/2015
Contact: Major Kevin M. O'Brien, Detective Commander Telephone: (401) 444-1006 E-Mail: kevin.obrien@risp.dps.ri.gov Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that members of the Rhode Island State Police...
03/22/2015
Media Contact: Captain Robert Wall, District "A" Commander, RISP Headquarters, (401) 444-1009 Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces the arrest of a Virginia man and the seizure of a .40 Caliber Ruger hand gun.
03/21/2015
Media Contact: Captain Robert Wall, District "A" Commander, RISP Headquarters, (401) 444-1009 The Rhode Island State Police are investigating a motor vehicle crash involving a State Police Trooper and his division cruiser. On March 20, 2015 at 7:23 PM Trooper Nicholas Martin was involved in...
03/16/2015
Media Contact: Captain William C. Jamieson, District "B" Commander, RISP Headquarters, (401) 444-1010 Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that as a result of our efforts to continue to make our highways safer,...
02/14/2015
The Rhode Island State Police would like to advise motorists to use caution throughout the duration of this winter storm. With the high winds and heavy snow fall coupled with extreme cold and a sub-zero wind chill, they are requesting motorists stay off the roads during this storm. Those that...
02/12/2015
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that members of the Rhode Island State Police arrested Niesha L. Bessell, age 29, and Michael Gomes, age 28, of 151 Narragansett Street, Cranston, Rhode Island for alleged...
02/11/2015
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that members of the State Police arrests Niesha L. Bessell, age 29, and Michael Gomes, age 28, of 151 Narragansett Street, Cranston, Rhode Island for alleged Kidnapping and...
01/30/2015
Contact: Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent Telephone: (401) 444-1120 Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, reminds Rhode Islanders to exercise caution and be aware of drinking and driving during Super Bowl...