Rhode Island State Police Arrest a North Providence Man for 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 14, 2014, members of the Rhode Island Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested Jeffrey E. Peterson, age 41, of 444 Woodward Avenue, Apartment 38, North Providence, Rhode Island, for the alleged Possession of  Child Pornography. Mr. Peterson was arrested as a result of a joint investigation between the Rhode Island ICAC Task Force and the Essex County (New Jersey) Prosecutor's Office of a complaint from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.   The investigation…
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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 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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