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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

Crews Respond to Fire on 2nd Street Overnight

Newport Fire Department and mutual aid responded to a house fire on 2nd Street in The Point section of Newport just before midnight on Tuesday. Crews fought the fire at two historic homes, 18 and 20 2nd Street, into the early hours of Wednesday, Providence Canteen responded to assist firefighters on scene. Both homes, that

Newport Police Department Participates in ‘Rhode Island Night’ at Fenway Park on Tuesday

Before Tuesday night’s game versus the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox celebrated Rhode Island during the team’s pre-game ceremonies. Special guests included Gully and Gully Jr. from the Newport Gulls and Paws from the Pawtucket Red Sox. During the pre-game ceremonies, the Rhode Island Red Sox Scholars & Impact Award and

Increased Boat Patrols Set For This Weekend

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will join partners across the country this weekend for the annual Operation Dry Water campaign – a national crackdown on impaired boating. DEM’s Division of Law Enforcement will be conducting increased patrols from Friday – Sunday and monitoring for boaters under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Newport Police Arrest Man After Finding 65 Grams of Cocaine, 26 Marijuana Plants in Apartment on Champlin Place

Newport Police Department announced on Wednesday afternoon that they have arrested a Newport Man after finding cocaine and marijuana in his apartment on Champlin Place in Newport. The Newport Police Department Vice/Narcotics Unit conducted an investigation over the past several months into the illegal sale of narcotics. Through the course of the investigation and resident

Newport Resident Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking

Pedro Jimenez-Rodriguez, 41, of Newport, pleaded guilty in federal court in Providence today to possession with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more cocaine, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. According to a plea agreement filed in this matter, the government will recommend a term of imprisonment of 72 months when Jimenez-Rodriguez is sentenced

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