Rhode Island

Russell Trafford Of West Warwick, Rhode Island Pleads Guilty To Production Of Child Pornography

By Tiffany Williams –  At the United States District Court in Providence, Rhode Island on Thursday, Russell C. Trafford, 55, of West Warwick, Rhode Island pleaded guilty to conspiracy to produce child pornography, production of child pornography, and possession of child pornography. Trafford conspired with others to produce child pornography through the sexual abuse of…

Jamont Patrick Of Providence, Rhode Island Sentenced to 3 Years For Distribution Of Methamphetamine

By Tiffany Williams – At the United States District Court in Providence, Rhode Island on Monday, Jamont Patrick, 30, of Providence, Rhode Island was sentenced to three years in federal prison. In November, Patrick pleaded guilty to a charge of knowingly and intentionally distributing and possessing with intent to distribute pills containing a methamphetamine mixture.…

Cumberland, Rhode Island Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Child Pornography

By Tiffany Williams – On Monday a the United States District Court in Providence, Rhode Island, Patrick K. Newton, 27, of Cumberland, Rhode Island pleaded guilty to possession of child porn1q ography. In January 2022, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children provided HSI with information they obtained from a Canadian-based online messaging and…

9 Individuals Connected To International Drug Trafficking Organization Arrested In Massachusetts, Rhode Island And New York

By Daniel Ingle – As the result of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces operation, eleven individuals from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York and California have been charged in connection with their alleged involvement in a sophisticated international money laundering and drug trafficking organization involving cocaine and MDMA (ecstasy). Nine of these individuals were…

Dylan Rodas of Cumberland, RI pleads guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine

By Daniel Ingle – Dylan Rodas, 27, of Cumberland, RI pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. Rodas, has been detained in federal custody since his arrest on March 28, 2022. At the time of his arrest, law enforcement seized approximately 660,500 methamphetamine-laced counterfeit Adderall® pills, weighing a…

10 Members Of A Massachusetts And Rhode Island Drug Trafficking Organization Were Indicted By Federal Grand Jury Wednesday

By Tiffany Williams – Wednesday, at the United States District Court in Boston, a federal grand jury indicted ten individuals who were allegedly involved in a drug trafficking organization (DTO) that distributed fentanyl in Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  Estarlin Ortiz-Alcantara, 36, of Providence, R.I.; Mario Rafael Dominguez-Ortiz, 24, of Cranston, R.I.; Yeury Francisco Garcia-Rodriguez,…

4 Providence Gang Members Sentenced To Federal Prison

By Jonathan Burgos –  Four Rhode Island gang members were sentenced on Tuesday at the United States District Court in Providence. Delacey Andrade, 28, was sentenced to eleven years of incarceration; Kendrick Johnson 31, was sentenced to six years imprisonment; Keishon Johnson, 32, was sentenced to twelve years in prison; and Montrel Johnson, 26, was…

Kelly Lavoie, Of Woonsocket, Rhode Island Was Arrested On A Drug Charge

By Mariah Collier – On Sunday at 2:37 PM, Rhode Island State Police arrested Kelly Lavoie, age 40, of 63 Mill Street Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Lavoie was arrested on an Affidavit and Arrest Warrant on the charge of Possession of Schedule I-V Controlled Substance under 10 grams, originating out of the Narragansett Police Department. Lavoie…

Kenneth Medina Of Warwick Arrested On A Bench Warrant

By Mariah Collier – On Sunday morning at 2:45 AM, Rhode Island State Police arrested Kenneth Medina, 24, of 101 Harrington Avenue, Warwick, Rhode Island. Medina was arrested on a Superior Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Disposition on the original charge of Passing of Counterfeit Certificates, Bills, or Notes, originating out of…

Moreno Diaz Of Providence, Rhode Island Arrested For DUI

By Mariah Collier – On Sunday Morning at 2:44 AM, Rhode Island State Police arrested Luis Moreno Diaz, 19, of 378 Manton Avenue, apt. #1, Providence, Rhode Island.  Diaz was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor and/or Drugs – First Offense – BAC .15 Greater (Phase I BAC .159% / Phase II…

Taylor Fife Of Providence Arrested On Two Outstanding Warrants

By Mariah Collier – Sunday morning, at 1:09 AM, Rhode Island State Police arrested Taylor Fife, age 23, of 239 Ohio Avenue Apt. #1, Providence, Rhode Island.  Fife was arrested on a Superior Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Arraignment on the original charge Domestic Violence – Felony Assault, originating out of the…

Rhode Island State Police Make DUI Arrest On Route 95 In Pawtucket

By Danielle Lopez – Early Friday morning at about 12:52 AM, Rhode Island State Police arrested Jenny Vega Roman, age 50, of 161 Mendon Avenue, Apt. 1, Pawtucket, RI. Roman was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor and/or Drugs – BAC Unknown – 1st Offense, Disorderly Conduct, and Refusal to Submit to…

Warwick, Rhode Island Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Firearms Charge

By Tyson Grimes – Branden Eddie Smith, 37,of Warwick, Rhode Island pleaded guilty Wednesday to possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.  On March 21, 2022, Warwick police and emergency services were called to a Warwick residence several hours after a juvenile discharged a firearm, causing a self-inflicted wound to his knee. Warwick police…

Providence Police Arrest Man Who Robbed A TD Bank

By Eva Stevens – Providence Police have arrested a man who they say robbed the TD Bank branch on Westminster Street. The man who was arrested handed the teller a note demanding cash. Once he got the cash he fled the area. Police did eventually locate the man on a RIPTA bus and he was…

Providence, Rhode Island Police Arrest Man With A Gun And Drugs

By Glen McGowan – Police in Providence, Rhode Island have arrested 42-year-old Joseph Trott of Providence for possession of a firearm without a license and possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a crime of violence.  Providence Police while in the area of Manton Avenue early Saturday morning heard gunshots from the area…

Providence Man Dead Following Standoff With Police

By Curtis Moore – Early Thursday morning, Providence Police Department confirmed that there was “A lone gunman inside 25 Denison St.” Providence Police asked the public to “Avoid the area, expect delays” They said, “People in the immediate area are to shelter in place.” It all started with a phone call to police around 2:30…

1 Person Shot Saturday On Federal Hill In Providence

By Naomi Solis – Police in Providence, Rhode Island responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Ring Street. The shooting was around 2 p.m. Saturday and one person, a 31-year-old male was shot. He was taken to an area hospital and is in stable condition. Police are investigating the incident and…

17 Individuals Arrested In Federal Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Investigation

By Micheal Bailey – Earlier today, 250 members of federal, state, and local law enforcement, including four SWAT teams, fanned out in Providence, Cranston, Pawtucket, Woonsocket, North Smithfield, Fall River, Taunton, and Kissimmee, FL, with sixteen federal arrest warrants. Today’s sweep was the result of a five month investigation of a wide-ranging street-level drug trafficking…

Police In Pawtucket Are Investigating A Fatal Motorcycle Accident

By Jeffrey Ingram – Just after 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning Police and Fire in Pawtucket responded to the area of Cottage St. and Central Ave. for a report of a crash involving a motorcycle and another vehicle. A 27-year-old man who was operating the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene and a 24-year-old woman…

Former Woonsocket Man Pleads Guilty To Distribution Of Cocaine

By David Zapata – James Ruth, 31, formerly of Woonsocket pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base, conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, and four counts of distribution of cocaine base. The FBI Safe Streets Task Force…