State Government Press Releases

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02/13/2020
Three men all pled nolo contendere on February 12, 2020 in Providence County Superior Court in connection to a Providence home invasion and hostage incident that took place in March 2019. Jose Rodriguez (age 33), of Warwick pled to burglary, using a firearm during a crime of violence,...
02/07/2020
Justin Santerre (age 38), of Fall River and Jeffrey Wilson (age 63), of Providence were found guilty on January 31, 2020 of attacking of a fellow inmate at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) in July 2017. A Providence Superior Court Jury convicted Wilson of one count of assault with a...
02/03/2020
National Grid and Attorney General's Office Warn Customers To Be Vigilant and Know Tips to Stay Protected The Rhode Island Attorney General's Office and National Grid are warning electric and gas customers to be vigilant of potential scammers posing as bill collectors trying to take...
02/03/2020
Daren Post (age 54), of Johnston, was found guilty on January 30, 2020 by Newport County Superior Court Jury on one count of breaking and entering a dwelling without consent of the owner. The jury returned the verdict after a four-day trial. Associate Justice William Carnes released the defendant...
01/30/2020
Michael Robertson (age 25), of Providence, pleaded guilty today to possession of a pistol without a license, possession of a firearm after a crime of violence, and firing in a compact area, in connection with a shooting at Providence's PVDFest in June. Superior Court Associate Justice Robert...
01/23/2020
Joseph Coletta (age 46), of North Providence, was found guilty of five counts of second-degree child molestation on January 22, 2020 by a Providence County Superior Court jury. The jury returned the verdict after one day of deliberation, following a week-long trial presided over by Superior Court...
01/22/2020
Juan Gibson (age 48), of Providence, RI was found guilty today by a Providence County Superior Court jury on six felony counts related to the burglary and subsequent murder of Jeffrey Lebrun in 2013. The jury returned the verdict after one day of deliberation, following a two-week trial presided...
01/13/2020
Miriam Weizenbaum to succeed retiring Rebecca Partington as Chief of the Civil Division, bringing extensive civil litigation experience and a demonstrated commitment to public service and social justice Attorney General Peter F. Neronha today announced that he is appointing Miriam Weizenbaum of...
01/10/2020
Ryan Beeley (age 40), of Warwick, was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Daniel A. Procaccini to 25 years with 10 to serve at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI), with the balance suspended with probation, after pleading nolo contendere on June 14 to one count of involuntary...
01/10/2020
Six defendants sentenced in connection with Providence nightclub homicide; Remaining two defendants indicted by grand jury Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that six of the eight defendants charged in connection to the June 30, 2019 homicide of Stephen Cabral pleaded guilty in...