Rhode Island

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

Rhode Island State Police Arrest Fugitive Aaron French Of Central Falls, Rhode Island

By Tammy Hughes –  Rhode State Police have arrested Aaron French, 32, of 114 Dexter Street, Central Falls, Rhode Island. French, was wanted on a bench warrant out Providence Superior Court for Failure to Appear for Pretrial Conference on the original charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance, originating out of the Providence Police Department, … Continue reading Rhode Island State Police Arrest Fugitive Aaron French Of Central Falls, Rhode Island

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

Anthony Basilici, Of Pawtucket, R.I. Pleads Guilty To His Role With Drug Trafficking Organization

By Tiffany Williams – Anthony Basilici, 39, of Pawtucket, R.I. pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, one count of possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, one count of conspiracy to commit … Continue reading Anthony Basilici, Of Pawtucket, R.I. Pleads Guilty To His Role With Drug Trafficking Organization

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 … Continue reading 4 Providence Gang Members Sentenced To Federal Prison

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

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 … Continue reading Kenneth Medina Of Warwick Arrested On A Bench Warrant

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 … Continue reading Taylor Fife Of Providence Arrested On Two Outstanding Warrants

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

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 … Continue reading Warwick, Rhode Island Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Firearms Charge

Providence Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Distribution Of Cocaine Base

By Efrem Awet – Today, Michael Rodriguez, 26, of Providence, Rhode Island was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge John J. McConnell, Jr. to 60 months of incarceration to be followed by four years of federal supervised release. Rodriguez pled guilty on August 31, 2021, to two counts of distribution of 28 grams or … Continue reading Providence Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Distribution Of Cocaine Base

Woonsocket, Rhode Island Woman Sentenced To Federal Prison For Fentanyl Distribution

By Efrem Awet – On Thursday, Natalie Cassidy, 28, of Woonsocket, Rhode Island was sentenced at the United States District Court in Providence to one year and one day in federal prison. In May 2021, Cassidy, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, distribution of cocaine base … Continue reading Woonsocket, Rhode Island Woman Sentenced To Federal Prison For Fentanyl Distribution

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

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 … Continue reading Providence Man Dead Following Standoff With Police

Pawtucket, Rhode Island Man Charged With Conspiracy To Possess 500 Grams Or More Of Cocaine With Intent To Distribute

By Tiffany Williams – After having an old-model-tube television shipped to him with a kilo of cocaine in it, Jomar Cruz-Aponte, 25, of Pawtucket, Rhode Island has been ordered detained in federal custody. Cruz-Aponte is charged by way of a federal criminal complaint with conspiracy to possess 500 grams or more of cocaine with intent … Continue reading Pawtucket, Rhode Island Man Charged With Conspiracy To Possess 500 Grams Or More Of Cocaine With Intent To Distribute

Worcester Red Sox Sending 2 Kids From Pawtucket To The World Series In Atlanta

By Tiffany Williams – The Worcester Red Sox will carry on a tradition that began in 1950 with sending two kids from Pawtucket to the World Series. The annual tradition was started by former New York Giants Hank Soar. The City of Pawtucket took it over and eventually the Pawtucket Red Sox who now the … Continue reading Worcester Red Sox Sending 2 Kids From Pawtucket To The World Series In Atlanta

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 … Continue reading 17 Individuals Arrested In Federal Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Investigation

Providence Man Pleads Guilty To Being A Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

By Scott Denham – Joel Figueroa, 25, of Providence appeared Monday before U.S. District Court Judge Mary S. McElroy and pleaded guilty to two counts of distribution of crack cocaine and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. During an FBI Safe Streets Task Force investigation into the sale of firearms … Continue reading Providence Man Pleads Guilty To Being A Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

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 … Continue reading Police In Pawtucket Are Investigating A Fatal Motorcycle Accident

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 … Continue reading Former Woonsocket Man Pleads Guilty To Distribution Of Cocaine