Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Barrington police charge her with possession of illegal drugs and alcohol.
A young Riverside woman was stopped by Barrington police early Sunday morning, May 5, and charged with possessing and transporting illegal drugs. Kelly V. Correia, 19, of 115 Oak Crest Drive, East Providence, was stopped around 1:42 am while driving a car with a license plate light out. She was charged with driving in possession of illegal drugs, possessing illegal drugs and possessing alcohol by a minor. Among the illegal drugs found in the vehicle were crack cocaine in a plastic baggie and ecstasy pills, and an unidentified white powder in a baggie. The alcohol included vodka, beer, rum and a liquer, according to Barrington Police Chief John LaCross. Police also found less than an ounce of marijuana, now considered a misdemeanor. She …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Take a look at some of the more compelling police reports from around the state. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Man Hits Milestone 28th Arrest A man from South Kingstown has probably experienced more arrests than some first-year police officers after he was nabbed for his 28th -- yes, 28th -- arrest this week. For his 28th, the 47-year-old man went all out with a felony charge of possession of crack cocaine. As for his other 27 arrests, the man seems to like diversity. He’s been charged with drug crimes, receiving stolen goods, disorderly conduct, assault and property destruction, to name a few. In 1999, he even had a charge of attempting to escape from a correctional facility. For now, he’s been ordered to serve an 18-month suspended sentence and 18 months of probation, as well as substance abuse counseling. …Not To Be Upstaged Speaking of repeat …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The two late East Providence men, Supreme Court Justice Joseph Weisberger and E.P. Police Chief George Rocha, will be inducted Thursday evening.
Two late criminal justice leaders in Rhode Island from East Providence will be among seven inducted into the Rhode Island Criminal Justice Hall of Fame Thursday evening. Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Joseph R. Weisberger and East Providence Police Chief (Ret.) George Rocha, both deceased, will be inducted in a ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick. They are members of the Class of 2013 that includes: The Criminal Justice Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization that was started by Attorney General Peter Kilmartin about a year ago “to honor outstanding professionals who have worked to improve and uphold the principles of the criminal justice system in Rhode Island.” Inductees into the Hall of Fame are nominated and selected …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Rhode Island State Police announced the results of "Operation Iceberg," which charged eight Rhode Islanders with possession of child pornography.
A young East Providence man, 18, was among eight Rhode Island residents arrested by the State Police on child pornography charges on Tuesday, April 30. State Police officers presented Rafael Melo, of 850 Broadway, Apartment 8, for arraignment in Sixth District Court, Warwick, on one count each of possession and transfer of child pornography. Col. Steven O'Donnell said in a statement that the Computer Crimes Unit/Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force led an undercover operation, called "Operation Iceberg," that identified the eight men, and that follow-up investigation found "[n]umerous images and videos of child pornography" on their computers and digital media. Also arrested were: Two Woonsocket residents were also arrested on …
The man, wearing a white baseball cap and red gloves, went to the Bank Newport in Warren on April 29.
Warren Police are seeking leads in the bank robbery at the Bank Newport branch on Market Street n Monday, April 29. The male suspect did not show a weapon and left the bank at about 2:15 pm with an undisclosed amount of money, according to Lt. Roland Brule. Surveillance-camera footage shows a white male wearing a shite baseball cap, tan sweatshirt, red gloves, and sunglasses at the teller counter. Brule also said police are looking for anyone who may have been near the bank at that time and may have seen the suspect's vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to call Warren Police at 401-245-1311.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Take a look at some of the more compelling police reported from around the state. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Bikini-Clad Man Arrested in NK It’s a story every guy can relate to: your favorite bikini is dirty and you have nothing to wear except a girls' size that you just happen to have in your possession. OK, maybe not every guy, but at least one man from North Kingstown had this problem last week. The 54-year-old man was arrested after reportedly yelling, cursing and flipping off neighbors. One neighbor caught the act on tape as the man allegedly trespassed on his property. The neighbor told the man he was calling police, prompting the suspect to say his cat knew more than local law enforcement. After police took the man into custody, the man took his shirt off … then removed a bikini top from his pants and tied it around the cell bars. After …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
East Providence City Manager Peter Graczykowski said also that he expects to recommend further action on Police Chief Joseph Tavares soon after probe is completed.
East Providence’s city manager expects to complete the investigation that led to the placing of the police chief on paid administrative leave last week by this Friday. City Manager Peter Graczykowski also said that he expects to make a recommendation for further action to the East Providence Budget Commission as soon as possible after the investigation ends. “I will try to move as quickly as possible,” Graczykowski said. “It is not fair to the police department or the city to be in limbo.” The city manager has to report the findings of the investigation into Police Chief Joseph Tavares to the Budget Commission because it has resumed control of all personnel matters at the request of Mayor James Briden. Briden made that request “in the …
The following information was provided by the East Providence Police Department. Where an arrest is noted, it does not indicate a conviction.
The East Providence Police Department reported the following recent arrests:
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Boston Marathon bombings suspect currently hospitalized told FBI agents that he and his brother detonated the bombs near the finish line, the Boston Globe reports.
The Boston Marathon bombing suspect currently hospitalized admitted to FBI agents that he and his brother detonated the bombs planted near the finish line, the Boston Globe reports. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, made the reported admission on Sunday from his bed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and had not yet been given a Miranda warning, the Globe reported. A "senior police official" told the Globe that authorities were not concerned about Tsarnaev not being read his Miranda rights, which means any statements he made would not be admissible in court, due to testimony of the Tsarnaev brother's alleged carjacking victim. According to the criminal complaint filed against Tsarnaev, during the carjacking on Thursday night one of the brothers…
Friday, April 19, 2013
Police arrested the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.