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On February 15, 2017, members of the Computer Crimes Unit / Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested Jarrett P. Mowatt, age 27, of 26 Shaws Lane, Apartment 2R, Bristol, Rhode Island, for the following: 1) Possession of Child Pornography; and 2) Transfer of Child Pornography. Mr. Mowatt was arraigned in Sixth Division District Court before the Honorable Magistrate Joseph P. Ippolito Jr. and released on $10,000.00 personal recognizance with special bail conditions to include no internet access and no contact with minors.

On February 15, 2017, members of the Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested David Robertson, age 49, of 635 Elm Street, Apt. 3, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, on a Newport County Superior Court Bench Warrant for 32F, Violation of a Suspended Sentence on an original charge of Forgery & Counterfeiting originating from the Middletown Police Department. Mr. Robertson was processed at the Lincoln Woods Barracks and turned over to officials at Newport County Superior Court.

On February 15, 2017, members of the Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Melissa Fritsche, age 31, of 635 Elm Street, Apt. 3, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, on an Affidavit and Arrest warrant from the Woonsocket Police Department on an original charge of Vandalism. Ms. Fritsche was processed at the Lincoln Woods Barracks and turned over to members of the Woonsocket Police Department.

On February 15, 2017, members of the Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Chad Gomes, age 32, 0f 363 Bound Avenue, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, for the following: 1) Fugitive From Justice out of Florida on the charge of Felony Eluding; 2) Providence Superior Court Warrant for Failure to Appear on Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses; 3) Third District Court Warrant for Failure to Appear on a Suspended License; and 4) Sixth District Court Warrant for Failure to Appear on an Eluding Charge. Mr. Gomes was turned over to authorities at Sixth District Court for arraignment.

On February 15, 2017, members of the Financial Crimes Unit arrested Tamara Parrott, age 24, of 22 Weybosset Street, Hyde Park, Massachusetts, on an Affidavit/ Arrest Warrant for 1) Obtaining Money under False Pretense (over $1,500); and 2) Passing of Counterfeit Bill. Ms. Parrott was processed at the Scituate Barracks, arraigned by a Justice of the Peace and released on $5,000 personal recognizance.

On February 15, 2017, a member of the Gaming Enforcement Unit arrested Christopher Wydra, age 36, of 210 Dudley Street, Norwich, Connecticut, for the following: 1) One count of Casino Gaming Crimes (Altering); and 2) One count of Casino Gaming Crimes (Failure to Collect Bets). Mr. Wydra was processed at the Lincoln Barracks, arraigned by a Justice of the Peace and released on $5,000.00 personal recognizance.

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  • Department or agency: Rhode Island State Police
  • Online: http://risp.ri.gov
  • Release date: 02-16-2017

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