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State Police Arrests Two Individuals for Simple Assault and Disorderly Conduct Resulting from their Actions After the Donald Trump Rally

Rhode Island - Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, announces that members of the Rhode Island State Police arrested two (2) individuals for Simple Assault and Disorderly Conduct resulting from their conduct in a crowd on Greenwich Avenue following the Donald Trump rally on Monday April 25, 2016. On April 27, 2016, the following two individuals were arrested and charged with Simple Assault and Disorderly Conduct: • Josh Sandin, age 19, of 51 King Street, Warwick, Rhode Island • Alexander Carrion, age 22, of 25 Iona Street,…
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Open Dialogue Forum Between Rhode Island Law Enforcement Leaders and Muslim Community Leaders to be Held

Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, in conjunction with Abdelnasser Hussein, Principal of the Islamic School of Rhode Island, announce an open dialogue forum between Rhode Island law enforcement leaders and Muslim community leaders. The discussion will be held: Monday, December 21, 2015 5:00 Islamic School of Rhode Island 840 (Rear) Providence Street West Warwick, Rhode Island In light of recent anti-Muslim sentiment, the controversy surrounding the San Bernardino terrorist event, and the elevated fear of those law-abiding members of the Muslim community, Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Rhode Island Attorney…
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Rhode Island State Police Arrest Fourteen Subjects for Driving Under the Influence Over the Weekend Including One Subject Who had his Five-Year-Old Child in the Vehicle

Rhode Island - Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that as a result of an ongoing effort to ensure the safety of the motoring public by removing impaired operators from our roadways, a total of fourteen (14) individuals were arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor and/or Drugs during this past weekend, Friday, May 2, 2014 through Sunday, May 4, 2014.  One of these individuals was arrested late Friday night after being stopped for motor vehicle violations on Chalkstone Avenue in the City of Providence while traveling with…
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SINGLE CAR MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON ROUTE 95 SOUTH IN HOPKINTON LEAVES CONNECTICUT WOMAN IN CRITICAL CONDITION

RI - Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that at approximately 1:00 on March 18, 2014, the Hope Valley Barracks received several 911 calls reporting a roll over motor vehicle on Route 95 south,  north of the Woodville Alton Road overpass in Hopkinton. Initial investigation revealed that the operator and lone occupant of the vehicle was driving a 2000 Lincoln Navigator at a high rate of speed and passing other vehicles before losing control of the vehicle.  After the vehicle struck the center barrier, it rolled onto its passenger…
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Rhode Island State Police Arrests Two Suspects for Reckless Driving/ Drag Racing on the Newport Bridge

RI - Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that at 1:48 AM on March 15, 2014,  members of the Wickford Barracks conducted a traffic stop of two vehicles that were speeding on the Newport Bridge.  The vehicles were traveling East on the Newport Bridge, side by side, one in the left hand lane and one in the right hand lane. Troopers were able to obtain a moving radar speed of 91 MPH in a posted 40 MPH zone on both vehicles. It was apparent to the Troopers that the two…
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Rhode Island State Police Arrests Two Suspects for Possession of Heroin with Intent to Deliver

RI - Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that at 2:30pm on March 14, 2014, a member of the Lincoln Barracks conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was speeding on Route 195 East in the City of East Providence.  The occupants were extremely nervous and had conflicting stories of where they had been prior to the stop.  A member of the State Police K-9 Unit also out of the Lincoln Barracks responded to the scene.   During an exterior scan of the vehicle, the K-9 showed a positive…
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RISP ARREST WEST WARWICK INSURANCE ADJUSTER FOR UNLAWFUL APPROPRIATION

Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that on March 5, 2014, members of the State Police Financial Crimes Unit arrested Michael Bresette, age 43, of 52 Tug Hollow Road, Richmond, Rhode Island, for an alleged Unlawful Appropriation of an Insurance Settlement. Bresette is the owner of AAA Public Insurance Adjusters and Imperial Restoration, Inc.  Mr. Bresette’s insurance adjuster license was permanently revoked by the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation on January 9, 2012 based on previous criminal charges to include insurance fraud and obtaining money under false pretenses.…
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RISP Arrest Two People on Marijuana Distribution Charges

RI - Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces the arrest of two people on drug distribution charges by the State Police High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force with assistance from the State Police Hope Valley Barracks, the Hopkinton Police Department and the Charlestown Police Department. Darren Higgs, age 48, of 47 Wiitala Dr, Charlestown, Rhode Island was arrested and charged with: • Possession of Marijuana in Excess of 5 Kilos, • Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver, and; • Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substance Act…
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Members of the Rhode Island State Police Computer Crimes Unit and Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Arrest a Warwick School Teacher for Indecent Solicitation of a Child, Transfer of Child Pornography and Possession of Child Pornography

RI - Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that on Friday, February 28, 2014, members of the Rhode Island State Police Computer Crimes Unit and Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested Thomas L. Hewes, age 52, of 64 Verdant Drive, Cranston, Rhode Island, for the alleged crimes of Indecent Solicitation of a Child, Transfer of Child Pornography and Possession of Child Pornography. Mr. Hewes is currently a social studies teacher at Gorton Junior High School in Warwick. Mr. Hewes was arrested as a result of an investigation…
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RI State Police Computer Crimes Unit and ICAC Task Force Arrest a Providence Man for Possession of Child Pornography and Indecent Solicitation of a Child

RI - Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that on Friday, February 21, 2014, members of the Rhode Island Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested Gregory Lombardi, Jr., age 20, of 61 Gesler Street, Apartment 31, Providence, Rhode Island, for the alleged Possession of Child Pornography and Indecent Solicitation of a Child. Mr. Lombardi was arrested as a result of an investigation into numerous images of child pornography being posted onto different websites. The investigation lead to the issuance of an arrest warrant for Mr. Lombardi, alleging…
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