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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MULTI-AGENCY EFFORT RESULTS IN SEVEN ARRESTS ON NARCOTICS CHARGES AND THE SEIZURE OF OVER 1,200 PACKETS OF SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA AND OVER $21,000

RI - Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety; Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, of the Rhode Island Department of Attorney General; Chief Richard P. St. Sauveur, Jr., Smithfield Chief of Police; and Colonel Richard G. Silva, West Warwick Chief of Police; announce the arrest of six men and one woman on drug distribution charges by members of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force, the Smithfield Police Department and the West Warwick Police Department. The arrests are the result of a coordinated effort to attack the prevalence of…
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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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AT A NEWS CONFERENCE THIS MORNING AT THE STATE HOUSE, BRETT SMILEY’S “GUN AND AMMUNITION TAX BILL” OFFICIALLY INTRODUCED BY SENATOR GOLDIN & REPRESENTATIVE CIMINI

Earlier today, Brett Smiley's proposed 10% supplemental sales tax on all guns and ammunition sold in Rhode Island was formally introduced to the Rhode Island General Assembly by Senator Gayle Goldin. The House sponsor is Representative Maria Cimini, who is due to give birth today and was unable to attend the press conference. The bill promises to allocate all funds raised from this tax to every town and city police department based proportionally on the prevalence of crime in each area, and then each police department will further allocate the money to non-profits with a demonstrated commitment to reducing crime…
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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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Organized Criminal Gambling Operation Centered in Northern Rhode Island Dismantled During the Early Morning Hours Resulting in the Arrest of 13 Individuals

Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Department of Public and Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announces the arrest of 13 individuals as the result of an investigation conducted by the Rhode Island State Police and Rhode Island Department of Attorney General of an illegal organized criminal gambling operation. The investigation commenced in June of 2013 and culminated with the arrests early this morning, as well as the execution of 4 court-authorized search warrants. It is alleged that the operation was facilitated by David A. Ayotte, age 53, of 634…
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Clay Pell RI Gubernatorial Candidate tiene una buena táctica – has a Good Strategy: Spanish

Pell interview Fue en Español - Yes. Pell is hoping to win over a large chunk of Latino voters by speaking to them directly – en Español Pell interview LPR No candidate for governor currently has a Spanish-language campaign website Clay Pell 2014 Campaign Launch Video QUESTIONS FOR CLAY PELL IN “HABLEMOS” 02/01/14 WRNI-LATINO PUBLIC RADIO 1- WHO IS CLAY PELL AND WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE GOVERNOR? WHAT QUALIFES YOU FOR THE POSITION? 2- MANY PEOPLE QUESTION THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE NOT LIVED IN RI MOST OF YOUR LIFE, AND IF NOT FOR YOUR NAME WE WOULD…
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