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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Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, advises that members of the Rhode Island State Police Major Crimes Unit, Forensic Services Unit and the State Medical Examiner’s Office announced this morning in a press release that they have identified the body that was
Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, has announced that the State Police, with the assistance of the state Department of Environmental Management and Jamestown Police, are investigating the discovery of a body found washed ashore at Beavertail State Park in
Newport Police Department has confirmed that at about 3:00 pm today, Newport Police and Newport Fire Department responded to Hillside Avenue for a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a bicycle. A 7-year-old local boy was treated by Newport Fire Department personnel and then transported by Life Flight to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment.
If you made your way out and about around Newport on Tuesday, you may have noticed heavy police activity in front of several retail shops. What’sUpNewp reached out to the Newport Police Department after seeing the heavy police activity and U-Hauls in front of several local businesses on Tuesday, including Vintage to Vogue and Chez
The RI Marine Task Force was activated around 6 pm on Wednesday night for a report of two marine vessels that had crashed in the area of the Newport Bridge. One of the vessels was reportedly taking on water. Two J20’s reportedly collided while racing near the Bridge. One of the boats suffered a puncture in
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
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
Lower Thames Street will be closed on Wednesday night to allow National Grid to conduct required maintenance on a gas main.Workers will be excavating the Workers will be excavating the roadway in the area of Thames Street at Young Street beginning at 8 pm, requiring the closure of Thames Street at that location. The roadway
With Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival scheduled to take place at Fort Adams State Park over the next two weekends, it should come to no surprise that there will be heavy traffic over the next two weekends. It will surprise some and there may be a few that even say they didn’t know,
Christopher Hayes, 49, of Middletown, R.I., a former Newport, R.I., Police Department Sergeant and President of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Newport Lodge No. 8, was sentenced today to a total sentence of 12 months, 6 months imprisonment followed by 6 months of home confinement, for using FOP funds for personal use according to
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 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
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
A two-year-old has to be transported to Hasbro Children’s Hospital via Med Flight on Wednesday after falling out of a second-story apartment window in Newport, according to Newport Police Department. On June 14th at 2:56 pm, Newport Police Department confirms that their officers along with the Newport Fire Department responded to a residence on John
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has announced that Melissa Castle, (age 35), of Portsmouth, pleaded guilty in Newport County Superior Court today before Justice Stephen P. Nugent to one count of second-degree murder for the death of Rachael S. Kilroy, of Middletown. Under the terms of the plea, which was reached with the approval of
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
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
The Newport Police Department has released a statement in regards to an incident that took place on Monday where a child was offered a ride home from a stranger. “Newport Police has learned of a series of Social Media posts that have generated concern amongst parents of school-aged children. On April 3, 2017 a 9-year-old
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 email@example.com.
The Newport Police Department announced Tuesday that the 17-year-old teenage driver involved in the fatal pedestrian crash that killed an 83-year-old Newport man on Broadway in Newport last week will be charged in the case, according to multiple reports. Donald Ritter was crossing Broadway at the intersection of Caleb Earl Street on February 8th when
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