After responding to several calls in the Boulevard and Miantonomi Avenue area, Middletown Police Department issued a warning on their Facebook Page about suspicious activity.

Suspicious activity

Over the past few weeks, the Middletown Police Department has responded to several calls in the Boulevard and Miantonomi Avenue area regarding a suspicious male who has been looking into yards and may have taken a photograph of a child using his cell phone. The callers have reported the individual as an older white male with “striking gray hair.” We have increased our patrols in the area and have also been utilizing plain clothes details in an attempt to locate and identify this person. If you have any information regarding this or any other suspicious or criminal behavior, please contact the Middletown Police Department at (401) 846-1104. If you wish to remain anonymous you can utilize our ANONYMOUS TIP LINE (401) 842-6516.

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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