Rhode Island State Police, Police Chiefs’ Association, Rhode Island Department of Attorney General, Federal, State, and Municipal Law Enforcement Officers and Rhode Island Corporate Sponsors Will Participate in “Kids, Cops, and Classrooms”

Providence - The Rhode Island State Police, Rhode Island Police Chiefs' Association, and Rhode Island Department of Attorney General, in conjunction with federal, state and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout the state, and Rhode Island corporate sponsors including Ocean State Job Lot, Benny's Home and Auto, Samsonite, and Walgreen's Pharmacy are donating backpacks and school supplies for the children who are clients of Crossroads Rhode Island, Children's Friend, Project Night Vision, the Center for Southeast Asians, the Hispanic Ministers' Association, Family Service of Rhode Island, the Multi-Service Center for All, the African Alliance, Mount Hope Neighborhood Association, and the Chad…
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Rhode Island State Police Arrest Ten (10) Intoxicated Drivers Including a Wrong Way Driver on Interstate 95 and a Driver Which Struck a AAA Tow Truck

Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that as a result of the Division’s efforts to continue to make our roadways safer, members of the Rhode Island State Police have arrested ten (10) subjects for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) over the weekend. On Saturday, December 19th at approximately 1:10AM Troopers from the Lincoln Woods Barracks respond to a report of motor vehicle accident on Rt. 195 East in the area of Exit #8. Once on the scene Troopers observed a vehicle being operated by James R. Bernier, age 42,…
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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, Connecticut State Police, Stonington, CT Police and Westerly, RI Police Arrest a Westerly Man For Driving To Endanger Death Resulting

Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces the arrest of a Westerly man for Driving to Endanger-Death Resulting as a result of a two (2) month investigation into a fatal motor vehicle accident. On Friday, December 18, 2015, members of the Rhode Island State Police, Connecticut State Police, Stonington, CT and Westerly, RI Police arrested Obdulio Rosado, age 28, of 14 Pond Street, Apt#3, Westerly, Rhode Island on an affidavit and arrest warrant for Driving to Endanger - Death Resulting. He was taken into custody at 35 Stillman Avenue, 2nd…
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KIDS, COPS, & CHRISTMAS

The Rhode Island State Police, Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association, the Rhode Island Office of Attorney General, Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, and the United States Attorney’s Office were at  John Rollins Recreation Center in Providence  to kick off the Kids, Cops & Christmas event. The Rhode Island State Police, the Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association, the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General, Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, the United States Attorney’s Office, and the law enforcement and business community will help brighten the upcoming holiday season for many children, who are clients of Crossroads Rhode Island,…
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Rhode Island State Police seized 85 pounds of Marijuana

Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that on Thursday, April 2, 2015, Troopers assigned to the Hope Valley Barracks arrested a New York man and seized approximately eighty-five (85) pounds of marijuana during a motor vehicle stop on Route 95 in the Town of Richmond.   Troopers arrested Bing Zhou LIU, age 21, of Brooklyn, NY during the traffic stop and arraigned him on the charges of manufacturing /possession with intent to deliver Marijuana Greater than 5kilograms and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.   The Fourth Division…
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Rhode Island State Police Arrest North Providence Man for Possession of Child Pornography

Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that on Thursday, September 11, 2014, members of the Rhode Island Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested Bryce Capracotta, age 19, of 31 Brown Street, North Providence, Rhode Island, for two (2) counts of Possession of Child Pornography, as well as Transfer of Child Pornography.   Mr. Capracotta was arraigned at Third Division District Court,Noel Judicial Complex, 222 Quaker Lane, Warwick, Rhode Island before The Honorable Judge William C. Clifton. Mr. Capracotta was held on $40,000 surety bail with special conditions, including…
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State Police Arrests Subject for Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs with a Seven-Year-Old Child in the Vehicle

Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that on April 17, 2014, Troopers assigned to the Lincoln Woods Barracks responded to a motor vehicle accident involving three vehicles on Route 195 west in the City of East Providence. One of the operators was identified as, Luis Manuel Medeiros, age 42, of 209 Brightman Street, Apt. 2, Fall River, MA. While interacting with Mr. Medeiros, Troopers observed various indicators consistent with intoxication. Also traveling in the vehicle was an unrestrained seven-year-old male seated in the rear passenger seat. Mr. Medeiros submitted to…
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HIDTA Task Force Arrest A North Providence Man On Drug Distribution Charges And Seize More Than 200 Grams Of Crack/cocaine

Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces the arrest of a North Providence man on drug distribution charges by the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force. On April 16, 2014, at approximately 8:00 , members of the HIDTA Task Force executed a court authorized search warrant at Winona Street, Building #25, Apt #9, North Providence, RI that resulted in the seizure of two hundred and eight (208) grams of crack/cocaine and $12,490 in United States currency. Kevin Hernandez, age 23, of 9 Winona Street, Building #25, Apt #9, North…
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RI State Police to Have 11 Troopers Participate in Boston Marathon; Troopers Raise $12,000 for Charity

Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, announces that eleven Rhode Island State Troopers will participate in the 118th running of the Boston Marathon to be held on Monday April 21, 2014. These Troopers will join over one hundred law enforcement and military professionals, who will provide an additional layer of security from inside the race itself. In addition to training and preparing for the race, these Troopers have raised $12,000 for the charity "Cops for Kids with Cancer" () to commemorate their participation in the…
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