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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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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Rhode Island State Police Arrests Eight Subjects for Driving Under the Influence Over the Weekend

RI - 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 eight individuals were arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor or Drugs over this past weekend (Friday, February 28, 2014 through Sunday, March 2, 2014).  Those charged are identified as follows:   On Friday, March 28, 2014 at 5:58 , Troopers arrested Alisha Choquette, age 27, of 64 Ashaway Road, Westerly, RI for…
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State Police Financial Crimes Unit Arrest East Greenwich Contractor For Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses & Forgery

RI - Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that on February 26, 2014, members of the State Police Financial Crimes Unit arrested Thomas J. Primeau, age 56, of 30 Trappers Lane, East Greenwich for the alleged crimes of Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses and Forgery. The arrest was the result of an investigation by the Financial Crimes Unit of a complaint from an individual who had hired Primeau to build a house in East Greenwich.  Primeau is the owner of Philip Ryan Homes, LTD, which oversees the construction of custom…
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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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Search Warrants In Northern RI and CT Result In Arrest of Three CT Men on Drug Distribution Charges

Rhode Island - Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces the arrest of three men on drug distribution charges by the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force. The arrests are the result of an investigation that began during the last week of January 2014, when members of the Connecticut Statewide Narcotics Task Force contacted members of the Rhode Island HIDTA Task Force in reference to a suspected illegal marijuana distribution network that was being operated within the State of Rhode Island. The investigation identified a white male subject,…
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STATE POLICE ARREST EAST PROVIDENCE MAN FOR INDECENT SOLICITATION OF A CHILD AND POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

On Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 12:30 pm Members of the Rhode Island State Police Detective Division arrested Andrew Silvestri, age 19, of 21 Harris Street, East Providence Rhode Island for the alleged crimes of Indecent Solicitation of a Child and Possession of Child Pornography. On Saturday, February 8, 2014 members of the Rhode Island Airport Police advised that they had a thirteen (13) year old female in protective custody that had just arrived at T. F. Green Airport on a flight from South Carolina. The Airport Police were alerted to the juvenile by concerned passengers on the flight that…
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STATE POLICE INTELLIGENCE UNIT ARRESTS THIRTEEN INDIVIDUALS, DISMANTLES A LARGE-SCALE ORGANIZED CRIMINAL GAMBLING OPERATION

Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety and Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announce the arrest of thirteen (13) individuals involved in an intricate, large-scale criminal gambling operation. During the past several months, members of the Rhode Island State Police Intelligence Unit and the Rhode Island Department of Attorney General conducted an investigation into an illegal gambling operation being conducted in the northern area of Rhode Island. Various investigative measures were utilized including court-authorized wiretaps where approximately seventeen hundred (1700) telephone calls and text messages were…
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