State Government Press Releases

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04/21/2017
Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of Public Safety, reminds everyone that prom season is about to get underway. The State Police is offering prom safety tips for parents to help keep teens safe during and after the celebration. "Proms...
04/21/2017
On April 21, 2017 at 1:49 AM, Troopers arrested Frank R. Lewis, age 29, of 13 Main Street, Lincoln, Rhode Island, for Driving Under the Influence of Liquor or Drugs, 1st Offense BAC .15 or Greater. PHASE I .163, PHASE II .169. The arrest was the result of an E-911 call to the Barracks regarding...
04/20/2017
On April 19, 2017 at 11:42 PM, Troopers arrested Jeremy Polanco, age 23, of 95 Hudson Street, Providence, Rhode Island, on an Affidavit Arrest Warrant out of the Coventry Police Department on the original charge of Dangerous Drugs. The arrest was the result of a motor vehicle stop on Broadway...
04/19/2017
NORTH SMITHFIELD Rhode Island State Police have released the name of the motorist critically injured in a two-car crash on Route 146 in North Smithfield yesterday. She is identified as Victoria L. Demers, 18, of 25 Carr St., Sutton MA. Ms. Demers was driving north on Route...
04/19/2017
No arrests to report. Media Contact: Captain Matthew C. Moynihan District "A" Commander 401-444-...
04/18/2017
NORTH SMITHFIELD An 18-year-old motorist from Sutton, MA, was critically injured after losing control of her car, striking the median and crashing into another car on Route 146 North about 10:10 a.m. today. The highway was closed for more than two hours as a result of the crash. ...
04/18/2017
NORTH PROVIDENCE An alleged drunk driver crashed into several cars at an accident scene on Route 146 early Sunday morning, highlighting the risks facing state and local police, firefighters, rescue workers and construction crews working on local roads, according to Col. Ann C. Assumpico,...
03/24/2017
Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of Public Safety, announces the following promotions, which take effect on April 2nd: To the Rank of Major: Timothy G. Sanzi is a 23-year veteran of the Rhode Island State Police. He holds...
02/02/2017
Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, announces that members of the Rhode Island State Police have once again been afforded the opportunity to run the Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017. As in previous years,
01/17/2017
Kelly Yates and her sister Kimberly were allegedly abducted by their non-custodial mother, Elaine Carolyn Yates. A felony warrant for Child Snatching was issued for her on November 16, 1988. Ms. Elaine Yates and her two daughters have been missing since the initial missing persons report of...