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February 18, 2018

Police And Fire

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

Middletown Man Charged with Delivery of Cocaine

Newport Police Department announced via a press release on Tuesday, June 6th that on June 5th, at about 8:30 p.m., Detectives assigned to the Newport Police Department Vice/Narcotics Division in conjunction with Detectives from the Pawtucket Police Department arrested 22-year-old Middletown resident Cristian Febles on charges of Delivery of Cocaine. Detectives received information that Febles

Newport Police Officer Captured on Camera Urinating in Public, Officer Suspended (Updated)

A local resident captured a photo of a Newport Police Officer urinating outside his residence in Newport on Wednesday. What’sUpNewp was provided with four photos of the incident on Friday morning, the source asked for anonymity in fear that Newport Police Department “would try and screw” him over for reporting or photographing the incident. What’sUpNewp has

Newport Police Seek Public’s Assistance Identifying Shoplifting Suspect

Newport Police Department is asking the public for help in identifying a suspect in a recent theft at a Newport store. The suspect is accused of a retail theft on February 12th. Anyone who can recognize the suspect is asked to call Newport Police Department at 401-845-5775 or e-mail

Newport Police Department to offer ‘Rape Aggression Defense’ Classes

Newport Police Department has announced that Officer Brittany Foster will be instructing Rape Aggression Defense classes, a women’s self-defense course, in March. The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Basic Personal Defense System is a national program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques taught for women only. All courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors. The

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