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Early Monday morning, Johnston Police spotted a vehicle wanted in connection to a Providence shooting. According to Johnston Police Chief Mark A. Vieira, they chased the vehicle; the occupants … more
DUI Around 1:56 a.m., Oct. 28, Warwick Police Officer Connor R. Bemis was on routine patrol near the intersection of Centerville and Hardig roads when he spotted a gray Ford pass “at a … more
Look both ways and say a Hail Mary. Crossing the street in the Ocean State can be tricky, at best — and deadly, at worst. Last week, a teacher (and nun) was seriously injured while … more
DUI At 8:31 p.m., Sept. 21, Warwick Police on a DUI enforcement patrol on Post Road spotted a silver four-door sedan traveling south on Elmwood Avenue. According to the arrest report the … more
Child shot in Cranston, father arrested A Cranston man has been arrested and charged following the “accidental” shooting of his four-year-old son, according to Cranston Police Chief … more
A Cranston man has been arrested and charged following the “accidental” shooting of his four-year-old son, according to Cranston Police Chief Col. Michael J. Winquist. The child was … more
LARCENY On Sept. 7, Warwick Police responded to the H&M Store inside the Warwick Mall at 400 Bald Hill Road to investigate a reported larceny. The store manager told police that on … more
Incident on Sarah Teft Dr. Warwick Police responded to a domestic disturbance on Sarah Teft Dr. Tuesday at 7:15 PM.  Police learned that prior to their arrival  family members had … more
Johnston Police and the state's Violent Fugitive Task Force made an arrest in last Wednesday’s shooting at City Limit Auto Sales on Hartford Avenue. “Our main objective is to protect … more
NO TRESPASS At 8:07 p.m., Aug. 30, Warwick Police Officer Andrew J. Chretien responded to Barns and noble at 1350 Bald Hill Road for a subject to eject. The caller told police there was a … more
Joe Razza was a runner. Daily, the town native could be spotted dashing up and down the hills of Johnston while off-duty. The former Johnston police chief stepped down last year as his health declined rapidly and unexpectedly. On Friday, Sept. 29 — following the announcement of his death — Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee ordered the state’s flags lowered in honor of the late Joseph P. Razza. He was 54 years old. more
SHOPLIFTING Around 8:31 p.m., June 29, responded to Walmart at 840 Post Road, to investigate a shoplifting. The suspects, a man and a woman, had fled the scene in a black Acura, traveling … more
Two Johnston High School students were arrested last week following an assault on the school’s police department-assigned Resource Officer. Around 10 a.m., Thursday, Johnston Police … more
UPDATE: The Johnston Police Department asked the public for assistance locating a stolen car. The vehicle, pictured here, was taken from the victim’s driveway on Capri Drive around 2:30 a.m. on … more
The water looks deep. But that guy made it through. I can’t back up now. Just accelerate and pray? Ocean State drivers find themselves in an increasingly familiar quandary. Drive … more
RECKLESS DRIVING Around 2:15 a.m., July 21, Warwick police officers on a RIPTIDE patrol on Interstate 95 North in the area of Exit 24 spotted a vehicle allegedly traveling 104 miles per hour. … more
A dog-walker’s poop-bag fastball landed a Johnston man in police custody. Around 8:50 p.m., Aug. 6, Johnston Police Sgt. Arthur Petteruti responded to the area of 456 Greenville Avenue in … more
Georgia fugitive nabbed in Cranston pond Rhode Island State Police used a drone to find a fugitive from Georgia in a Cranston Pond. At 11:55 p.m. Tuesday, state troopers, with the … more
DROWNING According to a Warwick Police press release, the department is conducting a drowning investigation after a young boy lost his life. Around 11:37 a.m., Aug. 28, Warwick Police … more
Johnston’s mayor has called on Gov. Dan McKee to make a “disaster declaration” in Johnston to help residents rebuild after the Aug. 18 tornado . McKee’s administration … more
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