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Final Report of the Providence County Grand Jury (Reported April 15, 2016)

Please note: An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. The U.S. Constitution guarantees that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Rezhaun Braddock (age 20) 61 Hurdis St. North Providence, RI P1-2016-1269AG First degree robbery Use of a firearm while committing a crime of violence Conspiracy Assault with the intent to rob Assault with a dangerous weapon

Tyrin Bridges (age 21) 75 Linwood Ave. Providence, RI P1-2016-1269BG First degree robbery Use of a firearm while committing a crime of violence Conspiracy Assault with the intent to rob (two counts) Assault with a dangerous weapon (two counts)

Fernell Forbes (age 16) 98 Bucklin Street Providence, RI P1-2016-1269CG First degree robbery Use of a firearm while committing a crime of violence Conspiracy Assault with the intent to rob (two counts) Assault with a dangerous weapon (two counts)

Stanley Fortune (age 21) 721 Potters Ave Providence, RI P1-2016-1269DG First degree robbery Use of a firearm while committing a crime of violence Conspiracy Assault with the intent to rob (two counts) Assault with a dangerous weapon (two counts)

John Link (age 20) 19 Willow Street Providence, RI P1-2016-1269EG First degree robbery Use of a firearm while committing a crime of violence Conspiracy Assault with the intent to rob (two counts) Assault with a dangerous weapon (two counts)

The Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging Zehaun Braddock, Tyrin Bridges, Fernell Forbes, Stanley Fortune, and John Link with multiple counts of first degree robbery, felony assault, using a firearm while committing a crime of violence, and conspiracy.

It is alleged that at approximately 6:30 p.m. on or about January 23, 2016, Bridges, Forbes, Fortune, and Link allegedly assaulted a man outside a residence located at 66 Sorrento Street in Providence. The victim was returning to that residence with food he had picked up from a store when he was approached by two males, one of whom pointed a black handgun at him and demanded money and his phone. The other male punched him in the face. The victim was able to escape into the residence without giving anything to the would-be robbers.

It is further alleged that later that evening, at approximately 9:10 p.m., the same group, now joined by Braddock, allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint in an area near Service Road 1 in Providence. It is alleged that three males approached the victim, with at least one of them producing a handgun, and robbed him of money, his cell phone and other personal property. The robbers then fled in a motor vehicle.

Approximately 10 minutes later, all the defendants allegedly participated in the attempted armed robbery of another man, outside of 20 Hollis Street in Providence. The victim was returning home after purchasing groceries when he was accosted at his door by three males. Two of the three pushed their way into the residence where they assaulted him with guns; when the victim realized that the firearms were BB guns, he fought back and after being beating him with the guns, the suspects fled, again without taking anything.

The Providence Police conducted the investigation. All are scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court in front of Justice Robert D. Krause on April 22, 2016.

Michael Drepaul (age 34) 15 Ruskin Street Providence, RI P1-2016-1270AG

James Joseph (age 28) 59 Kossuth Street Providence, RI P1-2016-1270BG

The Providence County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Michael Drepaul and James Joseph each with one count of first degree robbery, one count of conspiracy, three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, three counts of discharging a firearm while committing a crime of violence, one count of larceny of a firearm, and one count of possession of a firearm while having been previously convicted of a crime of violence.

It is alleged that on or about February 25, 2016, Drepaul, Joseph, and an unidentified co-conspirator robbed a store located at 570 Douglas Street. During the robbery, the three assaulted the clerk and took a firearm away from him. The owner of the store and a second individual saw the robbery on surveillance and entered the store to assist the clerk. It alleged that Joseph fired the weapon multiple times, striking one individual three times. The two defendants and unidentified co-conspirator stole money and the firearm before fleeing the store.

Drepaul was arrested at a later date. A warrant has been issued for Joseph. Drepaul is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court before Justice Robert D. Krause on April 22, 2016.

Miguel Tebalan Rivera (age 33) 121 Moore Street Providence, RI P1-2016-1271A

The Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging Miguel Tebalan Rivera with murder and committing a crime of violence while having in his possession a knife with a blade of more than three inches long.

It is alleged that on or about December 23, 2015, Rivera stabbed Julio Perez Mejia to death.

The alleged incident occurred in Providence and the Providence Police conducted the investigation. Rivera has been held without bail since his arrest on December 23, 2015, and is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on May 4, 2016.

Nelson Alvarez (age 33) 1357 Chalkstone Avenue Providence, RI P1-2016-1272A

The Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging Nelson Alvarez with three counts of first degree child molestation and two counts of second degree child molestation.

It is alleged that on or about multiple dates or dates between January 1, 2013 and February 3, 2015, Alvarez molested a child under the age of 14, with the molestation being in the first degree. It is additionally that on or about multiple dates between February 3, 2010 and February 3, 2012, Alvarez molested the same child, who was 14 years of age or younger, with that molestation being in the second degree.

The alleged incidents took place in Providence, and the Providence Police conducted the investigation. Alvarez, who is currently being held at the ACI for want of bail, is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on May 4, 2016.

Dennis Flores (age 36) No permanent address P1-2016-1273A

The Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging Dennis Flores with first degree robbery and possession of a knife having a blade of more than three inches in length.

It is alleged that on or about October 28, 2015, Flores robbed an individual at knifepoint, with the robbery being in the first degree.

The alleged incident took place in Pawtucket, and the Pawtucket Police conducted the investigation. Flores is currently being held at the ACI for want of bail and is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on May 4, 2016.

Angela Avery (age 39) 87 Ashton Street Pawtucket, RI P1-2016-1274A

The Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging Angela Avery with first degree sexual assault and third degree sexual assault.

It is alleged that on or about a day and date between May 1, 2015 and September 30, 2015, Avery engaged in sexual penetration with a child under the age of 14. It is further alleged that on or about January 28, 2016, Avery engaged in sexual penetration with a child under the age of 16 years of age.

The alleged events took place in Pawtucket and the Pawtucket Police conducted the investigation. Avery is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on May 4, 2016.

Raul Lastor Pol (age 26) 103 Alverson Avenue Providence, RI P1-2016-1265A

The Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging Raul Lastor Pol with one count of leaving the scene of an accident, death resulting, and one count of driving a motor vehicle without a license.

It is alleged that on or about November 8, 2014, Pol operated a motor vehicle without a license and struck Alexis Morales, who was driving a motorcycle, left the scene of the accident. Morales died as a result of his injuries sustained in the accident.

The alleged incident took place in Providence, and the Providence Police conducted the investigation. Bail was set in the District Court at $25,000 with surety, and Pol is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on May 4, 2016.

Lee Carrazana (age 33) 149 Home Avenue Providence, RI P1-2016-1276A

The Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging Lee Carrazana with one count of leaving the scene of an accident, serious bodily injury resulting, and one count of driving a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

It is alleged that on or about October 24, 2015, Carrazana operated a motor vehicle while his drivers license was suspended and struck Matthew Gallant, causing serious injury, and left the scene of the accident.

The alleged incident occurred in Providence, and the Providence Police conducted the investigation. At the time of the incident, Carrazana was on probation for a prior 2009 charge and is currently serving an eight year sentence at the ACI as a probation violator after admitting to the violation in December of 2015. Carrazana is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on May 4, 2016.

Juan Rivera (age 50) Aka "Cookie" 84 Laurel Ave. Providence, RI P1-2016-1277A Delivery of cocaine up to one kilogram Deliver of a controlled substance (17 counts) Conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act (24 counts) Delivery of heroin up to one kilo (3 counts) Possession of cocaine up to one kilogram Possession with intent to deliver

Bradford Sampson (age 47) 50 Hamilton Street Providence, RI P1-2016-1277B Conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act (2 counts) Solicitation for drugs

Edwin Vargas (age 38) 90 Oakland Avenue Providence, RI P1-2016-1277C Conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act (2 counts)

Vria Young (age 28) 59 Bowling Lane Westerly, RI P1-2016-1277D Delivery of heroin up to one kilogram Conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act

Jose Almonte (age 58) 25 Tobey Street Providence, RI P1-2016-1277E Solicitation for drugs

Evelyn Castillo (age 26) 10 Social Street Providence, RI P1-2016-1277F Solicitation for drugs

Judiean Polanco (age 29) 629 Chalkstone Blvd. Providence, RI P1-2016-1277G Solicitation for drugs

Gianna Manuppelli (age 19) 17 Austin Street Johnston, RI P1-2016-1277H Conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act (3 counts)

Jeremy Ramirez (age 27) 36 King Phillip Street Providence, RI P1-2016-1277I Conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act (2 counts)

Jordan Davie-Stefanik (age 22) 81 America Avenue Providence, RI P1-2016-1277J Conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act (3 counts)

Roberto Adorno (age 41) 156 Willow Street Providence, RI P1-2016-1277K Solicitation for drugs

Geraldo DeOlmo Lopez (age 23) 224 Messer Street Providence, RI P1-2016-1277L Conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act (3 counts)

Eugene Grundy (age 24) 166 Starwood Street Providence, RI P1-2016-1227M Solicitation for drugs

Howard Engle (age 50) 38 Fernleaf Trail Narragansett, RI P1-2016-1277N Conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act (3 counts)

Pablo Gonzalez deLeon (age 48) 38 Bolton Street Cranston, RI P1-2016-1227O Conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act (17 counts) Delivery of a controlled substance (2 counts) Delivery of cocaine Possession of cocaine up to one kilogram Possession with intent to deliver

Abdul Afrifa (age 48) 98 Somerset Street Providence, RI P1-2016-1227P Conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act

Edison Tavares Garcia (age 27) 64 June Street Providence, RI P1-2016-1227Q Conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act

Joaquin Vizcaino (age 48) 1690 Broad Street Providence, RI P1-2016-1227R Conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act (10 counts) Possession of cocaine up to one kilogram Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance

Jorge Diaz (age 27) 12 Hawkins Street Providence, RI P1-2016-1227S Conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act (6 counts) Delivery of cocaine over one kilogram

Marisol Colon (age 48) 25 Congress Avenue Providence, RI P1-2016-1227T Conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act (2 counts)

Luiyi Taveras (age 28) 190 East wood Avenue Providence, RI P1-2016-1227U Delivery of cocaine up to one kilogram Conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act (2 counts)

Alberto Brito (age 34) 24 Newton Street Cambridge, MA P1-2016-1227V Possession of a controlled substance (2 counts)

Francisco Codero (age 46) 607 Charles Street Providence, RI P1-2016-1227W Conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act (2 counts) Possession of cocaine up to one kilogram Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (3 counts)

Mario Maldonado (age 42) 47 Atlantic Avenue Providence, RI P1-2016-1227X Possession of cocaine up to one kilogram Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance Conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act (2 counts)

Gabriel Paulino Garcia (age 35) 105 School Street Roxbury, MA P1-2016-1227Y Possession of cocaine over one kilogram Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance Conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act

The Providence County Grand Jury returned indictments against 25 individuals for various counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (fentanyl, cocaine, heroin, crystal meth, and oxycodone), possession of a controlled substance, and conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act.

The indictments are the result of an investigation announced in January by the Rhode Island State Police. The arrests were made after a six-month coordinated investigation by members of the Rhode Island State Police High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force; the Providence Police; the Cranston Police; the Drug Enforcement Administration; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Homeland Security Investigations; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

All the defendants are scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on May 4, 2016.

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