State Government Press Releases

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06/26/2022
At 3:47 pm Troopers arrested William Riley, age 59, of 300 Laten Knight Road, Cranston, Rhode Island for 1.) Driving While Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor and/or Drugs - First Offense - .15 or Greater (Phase I .215 and Phase II .215). This arrest was the result of a 911 emergency call...
06/26/2022
At 3 :30 PM, Troopers arrested Jeann Lugo age 34 of 39 Waverly Street, Warwick Rhode Island for 1.) Simple Assault and 2.) Disorderly Conduct. The arrest was the result of a protest that took place at the Rhode Island State House and subsequent Barracks investigation. Lugo was arraigned at the...
06/25/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Camp Watchaug Beach in Charlestown for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing throughout the summer season....
06/25/2022
At approximately 11:05 AM, Troopers arrested Katelyn Wilcox, age 35, of 50 Hope Avenue, Scituate, Rhode Island, on a Sixth District Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for a Pretrial Conference on the charge of Shoplifting originating out of the Providence Police Department. This arrest was...
06/25/2022
At 2:49 PM, Troopers arrested Jared Crook, age 36, of 390 Sunset Avenue North Providence for a Third District Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Arraignment for the charge of Driving with a Suspended License originating out of the North Providence Police Department. This arrest was...
06/25/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing the freshwater beach at Ninigret Park in Charlestown for swimming because of high bacteria levels. (This advisory does not affect the saltwater swimming areas near Ninigret Park.) RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach...
06/25/2022
At 8:30 PM, Troopers arrested Steven R. Beaudry, age 56, of 17 Maureen Drive, Smithfield, Rhode Island for 1.) Driving while Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor or Drugs - First Offense - .15 or Greater (Phase I .240% and Phase II .225%). This arrest was the result of a motor vehicle stop...
06/24/2022
U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti and other state and local leaders today gathered on Phenix Avenue in Cranston to break ground for the $85 million Cranston Canyon Project. The project will address...
06/24/2022
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Upper Melville Pond in Portsmouth and Turner Reservoir in East Providence due to blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) blooms. Blue-green algae...
06/24/2022
PROVIDENCE, RI The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that the first round of testing of 2022 by RIDOH State Health Laboratories has confirmed no positive isolations (findings) of West Nile Virus (WNV) or Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). DEM collected 67 pools (samples)