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02/24/2024
On Friday, February 23, 2024, at 9:00 AM, Troopers arrested Steven Franchitto, age 34, of 22 Svenson Road, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, on a Providence Superior Court bench warrant for failure to appear for a Determination of Attorney hearing on the charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance...
02/24/2024
No incidents or arrests to report. Media Contact: Captain David Bassignani, District "A" Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5604 or rispdps@risp....
02/24/2024
On Friday, February 24, 2024 at 4:15 PM, Troopers arrested Eneye Ayeni, age 24, of 15 Slater Street, Pawtucket, Rhode Island on an Affidavit Arrest Warrant for Driving as to Endanger Resulting in Physical Injury originating out of the State Police Scituate Barracks. The arrest was the result of an...
02/24/2024
At 4:26 PM Troopers arrested Ernest Trautwein, age 23, of 1 Bay Road Milford, Massachusetts for 1.) Felony Assault by Use of Devices Similar in Appearance to Firearm and 2.) Disorderly Conduct. This arrest was a result of Troopers responding to a road rage incident on Route 4 and eventually...
02/23/2024
On February 22, 2024, members of the Auto Theft Unit and the Scituate Barracks arrested Rui Avila, age 38, of 181 Overland Avenue, Cranston, Rhode Island, for Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses. Mr. Avila was transported to Headquarters, processed, special arraigned by a Justice of the Peace...
02/23/2024
At 12:29AM, Troopers arrested Brandon Fontaine, age 22 of 21 Netop Drive, East Greenwich, Rhode Island for 1.) Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor and or Drugs BAC Unknown and 2.) Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test. The arrest was the result of a motor vehicle stop on Route 95 in...
02/23/2024
At 10:59 AM, Troopers arrested Vernon S. Lawrence, Sr., age 74, of 44 Nelson Drive, Exeter RI for Injury/Removal of Vegetation or Malicious Injury to Buildings. The arrest was the result of a barracks investigation conducted by Trooper Donovan. The subject was transported to the Hope Valley...
02/23/2024
No arrests to report. Media Contact: Captain David Bassignani, District "A" Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5604 or rispdps@risp....
02/23/2024
At 12:45 PM, Troopers arrested Alejandro Aguasviva Lara, age 41, of 62 Bridgham Street, Providence, Rhode Island for Providing False Documents to Public Officials. The arrest was the result of a motor vehicle stop on Lonsdale Avenue in the Town of Lincoln. The subject was processed at the Lincoln...
02/22/2024
At 9:31 AM, Troopers arrested Joseph Belanger, age 58, of 1143 Main Avenue, Warwick, Rhode Island for 1.) Possession of Firearms by Certain Persons Prohibited, 2.) License or Permit Required for Carrying a Pistol, 3.) Domestic Prevention - Violation of a No Contact Order 3rd / Subsequent Offense,