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09/28/2023
On September 27, 2023, members of the Rhode Island Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Steven Weidinger, age 52, of 231 Lexington Avenue, North Providence, Rhode Island, on a Fugitive from Justice Warrant out of Nassau County New York for Violation of Probation on an original charge of Driving...
09/28/2023
No arrests to report. Media Contact: Captain David Bassignani, District "A" Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5604 or rispdps@risp....
09/28/2023
At 11:30 AM, Troopers arrested Jecenia Polanco, age 34, of 23 Hillard Street, Providence, Rhode Island, on an Affidavit and Arrest warrant for 1.) Reckless Driving / Drag Racing / Eluding Police First Offense originating out of the State Police Hope Valley Barracks. This arrest was a result of...
09/27/2023
MEDIA ADVISORY RIEMA to Host Blood Drive and Car Seat Checks In support of National Preparedness Month, The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency in partnership with the Rhode Island Blood Center will host a "Preparedness Month Blood Drive." This public event will include the Blood...
09/27/2023
On September 26, 2023, members of the Rhode Island Violent Fugitive Task Force, the Cumberland Police Department, Uniformed members of the Rhode Island State Police and the Warwick Police Department arrested Robert D. Perry, age 34, last known address of 902 Main Avenue, Warwick, Rhode Island, on...
09/27/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI The McKee Administration shares the news that Care New England Health System has begun construction of a 25-bed short stay unit at Butler Hospital. Renovations for the new unit are funded through the State Fiscal Recover Fund (SFRF) to recover from the pandemic as approved in the...
09/27/2023
On Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 10:33 AM, Troopers out of the Hope Valley Barracks arrested Michael Desimone, age 28, of 15 Rathbun Street, West Warwick, Rhode Island, for 1.) Reckless Driving/ Drag Racing/ Eluding Police-2nd Offense and 2.) Driving with Suspended/Revoked/ Cancelled License. The...
09/27/2023
On September 26, at 11:20 PM Troopers arrested Jose L. Nunez Cruz, age 43, of 999 Charles Street, Providence, Rhode Island, for 1.) Felony Assault and/or Battery. 2.) Assault on a Police Officer. 3.) Possession of a Schedule I-V Controlled Substance 10 Grams or Less. 4.) Resisting Arrest. 5.)...
09/26/2023
Starting on Friday night, September 29, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will shift travel lanes at two locations in North Smithfield as part of the $196 million Route 146 Reconstruction Project. The shifts will be minor, and no lanes will be closed. The first change...
09/26/2023
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee and the Office of Energy Resources (OER) today announced they are taking action to provide relief on winter heating costs for Rhode Islanders following this morning's Public Utilities Commission (PUC) vote on winter electric rates. The Administration...