State Government Press Releases

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08/16/2018
Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, announces the arrest of a Massachusetts motorist on numerous narcotics charges after a motor vehicle stop on Interstate 95 in West Greenwich yesterday. Tucker M. Brown,...
08/15/2018
Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, announces that additional patrols will be added in coming weeks as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over highway safety campaign. Colonel Assumpico...
08/15/2018
Media Contact: Captain Derek W. Borek, District A Commander, 401-444-1014 At 3:33 PM, Troopers arrested Roland Martin, age 55, of 50 Hillside Avenue, Mapleville, RI for: 1) Affidavit and Arrest Warrant out of the Scituate Barracks for Fraudulent Checks Under $1500 2) Third District Court...
08/13/2018
Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, reports that Troopers responded to two separate incidents early today in which individuals were threatening to take their own lives by jumping from highway overpasses. ...
08/13/2018
On August 12, 2018 at 11:37 AM, Troopers arrested, Tyrell Rivera Carpenter, age 19, of 102 Rosedale Street Providence, RI for Receiving Stolen Goods-License Plates. The arrest was the result of a motor vehicle stop on Eddie Dowling Highway in the Town of North Smithfield. Subject was transported...
08/12/2018
On August 11, 2018 at 1:50 PM, Troopers arrested Clifford Green, age 59, of 179 Althea Street, Apartment 1, Providence, Rhode Island, for 1.) Driving Under the Influence of Liquor Second Offense BAC .10 .15 (Phase I 0.137% & Phase II 0.137%), 2.) Making or Use a False Inspection...
08/10/2018
Media Contact: Captain Derek W. Borek, District A Commander, 401-444-1014 No arrests to report.
08/02/2018
Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, announces that state, local and federal law enforcement agencies are again collecting backpacks and school supplies to help local children through Kids, Cops and Classrooms.
07/26/2018
Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, is pleased to announce that K-9 Ruby, a member of the Rhode Island State Police Canine Unit, has been selected as the national Search and Rescue Dog of the Year. Ruby also is...
07/09/2018
With an increasing number of motorcycle fatalities already this year, Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, is encouraging motorcycle operators and passengers to use extra caution. Six people died in...