Rhode Island

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]