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January 17, 2018

Police And Fire

Narragansett Bay

Rep. Casimiro reintroduces bill that would repay fire departments for patrolling Narragansett Bay

Rep. Julie A. Casimiro (D-Dist. 31, North Kingstown, Exeter) has reintroduced legislation (2018-H 7100) that would direct the Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) to reimburse the town of North Kingstown $10,000 to maintain its fireboats that participate in the Narragansett Bay Marine Task Force. According to the legislation, Providence, East Providence, Cranston, and Warwick would

Firefighters respond to structure fire on Broadway

Newport Fire Department responded to a report of a fire outside of 419 Broadway in Newport around 5:30 pm on Tuesday evening. Upon arrival, responding units reported a fire near the electric panel outside of the house. Within minutes, the fire quickly spread to engulf all three floors of the apartment building. According to reports, everyone in

Massachusetts man arrested in Newport, charged with 6 counts of felony drug distribution charges

The Newport Police Department announced today that on December 21, 2017, at 1:45 p.m., 35-year-old William Rudolph of 70 East Plain Street, Berkley, MA was arrested by Detectives from the Newport Police Department’s Vice/Narcotics Unit on 6 counts of felony drug distribution charges. Newport Police Vice/Narcotics Detectives in conjunction with Detectives from the Little Compton,

Man dies, woman injured in fire on Girard Avenue

On December 15, 2017, at 4:33 a.m., Newport Police and Fire Department’s responded to Bridgeview Condos, 66 Girard Avenue, unit #304 for a report of a working fire. A 70-year-old male of that same address was found unresponsive inside the residence. He was transported to Newport Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at approximately 5:30

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Expect road closures and delays on this weekend due to road race, street fair and parade

Newport Police Department has provided the following information in regards to road closures/detours for the Broadway Street Fair (10/7/17), the Amica Marathon (10-8/17) and the Columbus Day Parade (10/9/17). Saturday, September 7th – Broadway Street Fair On Saturday, October 7, 2017 The Second Annual Broadway Street Fair will take place. Broadway will be closed to

Newport Police to sponsor two ‘Prescription Drug Take Back Days’ on October 7th and October 28th

Newport Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public two opportunities to drop off expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for proper disposal.  It is free and anonymous.  Dropping off these medications helps prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  It also provides

3rd business owner arrested for selling counterfeit goods

Another arrest has been made for the sale of counterfeit goods in Newport. As What’sUpNewp previously reported, Sergeant Joseph Carroll confirmed on Wednesday, August 23rd that in June the Newport Police Department received information that several businesses operating in Newport were selling high-end counterfeit goods. Based on this information, the Newport Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division

Newport Police warn of an impersonating Police Officer scam

The Newport Police Department has provided What’sUpNewp the following information in regards to an impersonating a Police Officer scam the Newport Police Department is currently investigating. On September 19, 2017, at about 4:30 p.m., a local woman received a phone call from a male party identifying himself as “Sgt. David Chapman of the Newport County

Providence man Arrested in Newport, charged Federally with Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin and Cocaine

Newport Police Department announced on Friday that Newport Police Detectives along with agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration arrested 24-year-old Jhonmar Roman of 101 Corinth Ave, Providence on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin and Cocaine. Utilizing a confidential source, Newport Police Vice/Narcotics Detective Ryan Doyle

Newport woman arrested for selling counterfeit goods

Another arrest has been made for the sale of counterfeit goods in Newport, RI. As What’sUpNewp previously reported, Sergeant Joseph Carroll confirmed on Wednesday, August 23rd that in June the Newport Police Department received information that several businesses operating in Newport were selling high-end counterfeit goods. Based on this information, the Newport Police Department’s Criminal Investigations

Middletown woman arrested in counterfeit goods crackdown

An arrest has been made after the Newport Police Department executed search warrants on 7 area businesses. As What’sUpNewp previously reported, Sergeant Joseph Carroll confirmed on Wednesday, August 23rd that in June the Newport Police Department received information that several businesses operating in Newport were selling high-end counterfeit goods. Based on this information, the Newport

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