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State Government Press Releases

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12/09/2023
On Saturday, December 9, 2023, at 1:16 AM, Troopers arrested Jorge Mercado, age 64, of 161 River Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island, for 1.) Driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor and/or drugs BAC Unknown First Offense, and 2.) Refusal to submit to a chemical test. This arrest was the...
12/09/2023
On Friday, December 8, 2023 at 10:04 PM, Troopers arrested Misael Mendez, age 48, of 333 Oaklawn Avenue Apt. 1A, Cranston, Rhode Island for a Providence Family Court Bench Warrant for Non-Criminal Reciprocal Body Attachment. The arrest was the result of a motor vehicle stop on Route 95 in the Town...
12/09/2023
At 12:24 AM, Troopers arrested Melissa Buzzi, age 31, of 11 Allison Court, Riverside, Rhode Island for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor / Drugs First Offense- B.A.C .08-.10 (Phase I - .097% BrAC, Phase II - .099% BrAC) . This arrest was a result of a motor vehicle stop on the...
12/08/2023
On December 7, 2023, members of the Gaming Enforcement Unit arrested Christopher Kidd, age 41, of 128 Clarence Street, Cranston, Rhode Island, on a Providence Superior Court Full Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Pre-Arraignment Conference on an original charge of Forgery and Counterfeiting.
12/08/2023
On Thursday, December 7, 2023, at 9:00 AM, Troopers arrested Terry Luongo, age 27, of 48 Parker Street, Apartment #2, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, on an affidavit and arrest warrant for Disorderly Conduct. This arrest was the result of a barracks investigation and Luongo being located by the ...
12/08/2023
At 4:00 PM, Troopers arrested Erwuin Alarcon, age 32 of 280 Bradford Road, Westerly, RI for Domestic Simple Assault. This arrest was the result of barracks investigation conducted by Trooper Camp and subsequently locating the subject under 24 Hour Domestic. Mr. Alarcon was transported to...
12/08/2023
At 3:34 PM, Troopers arrested Rakeem Gardner, age 28, of 73 Sherman Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut for 1.) Fugitive from Justice out of the New Haven Police Department, Connecticut on the original charges of Assault and Strangulation. This arrest was the result of a motor vehicle stop on Route 95...
12/01/2023
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists that tomorrow night, Friday, December 8, it will permanently close the old Downtown Newport exit on Route 138 East coming into Aquidneck Island from the Pell Bridge. With its closure, all traffic will use the new ramp...
12/07/2023
On December 5, 2023, members of the HIDTA Task Force arrested Mirna Sosa, age 45, of 711 Union Avenue, Apartment 2, Providence, Rhode Island, for the following: 1) Possession of Fentanyl Greater than 1kg; 2) Possession of Cocaine 1oz-1kg; 3) Possession with Intent to Deliver a Schedule II...
12/07/2023
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Garland Ventures is recalling 13,842 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken fried rice products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The chicken fried rice products were produced on November 10, 2023. Specifically,