WESTERLY — A Westerly woman is facing charges after the police said an analysis of a substance seized during a July traffic stop showed that it contained cocaine and fentanyl.
WESTERLY — A former employee of Strobes N' More is facing charges after the police said an investigation found he had been taking advantage of gaps in the company's inventory system to offer discounts and perform outside work.
WESTERLY — Two Westerly officers suffered "scrapes and bruises" in a fight with a man who punched one of the officers, starting a brawl after the police responded to a domestic complaint on Monday night.
WESTERLY — Two Westerly women are facing charges after a confrontation at the intersection of Route 1 and Route 78 on Saturday night.
STONINGTON — A Pawcatuck man charged with first-degree criminal mischief is accused of breaking windows at the Wequetequock Fire Department on the night of Oct. 30.
STONINGTON — Nine motorists were ticketed for not using their seat belts during a targeted enforcement effort by the Stonington police over the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
RICHMOND — A Hopkinton woman is facing charges after the police said she used a counterfeit $100 bill at a Wyoming convenience store in November.
RICHMOND — A 20-year-old local man is facing charges after a witness description and defined footprints helped officers tie him to an attempted car break-in at the Stop & Shop in Wyoming last week.
PROVIDENCE — Retired Presiding Justice Joseph F. Rodgers Jr., the leader of the Rhode Island Superior Court for 18 years and a judge for a total of 35 years, passed away early Friday at his home in Wakefield. He was 78.
A 75-year-old Exeter man was indicted by a Washington County Grand Jury Friday on 16 counts of first-degree sexual assault and one count of possession of child pornography, some of which relate to his time with the Boy Scouts of America.
A Pawtucket man who pleaded guilty in September to possessing more than 10,000 counterfeit pills that contained fentanyl has been sentenced to serve 15 years in prison.
WESTERLY — An effort in November to put down the razor for a good cause helped Westerly police raise more than $1,300 for area children. Now many in the department have committed to remaining bearded for another month in hopes of "doubling down" on donations.
WESTERLY — A local man was treated at Westerly Hospital on Monday after he was struck in the crosswalk serving the Granite Street Shopping Center, a crossing the police described as unsafe.
A Johnston man is facing drug charges after state police seized 238 fentanyl pills, 39 mature marijuana plants, two firearms and cash in a search of his home Wednesday.
Prosecutors have declined to move forward with charges filed against an elderly Wakefield man who caused a disturbance last week when he blocked the entrance to the Home Depot in Westerly with his truck in a dispute with management regarding a generator.
NORTH STONINGTON — A fundraising effort to aid a family who lost their pets, home, and numerous belongings in a house fire has led to more than $5,600 in donations so far.
GROTON — A bevy of local law enforcement agencies converged in the Poquonnock section of Groton Monday after a call tipped Groton Town Police off to the possible presence of a man who stabbed a woman on Mechanic Street Saturday, but in the end it was a case of mistaken identity.
STONINGTON — A woman was stabbed Saturday morning in a home on Mechanic Street, and her alleged attacker is still at large.
STONINGTON — If you aren't wearing a seat belt, are driving distracted or not following the rules of the road, be prepared for a holiday meet and greet with an officer — and an accompanying traffic ticket.
WESTERLY — An investigation has determined that a medical emergency caused a motorist to lose consciousness Saturday afternoon before his vehicle struck a Granite Street business.
WESTERLY — The Cumberland Farms on Friendship Street was closed through much of the afternoon Monday after a worker discovered a white, powdery substance later determined to be fentanyl on the bathroom floor.
WESTERLY — Four people were taken to area hospitals with injuries Saturday night after the police said a driver who was distracted by his friends ran through a stop sign at the intersection of Sherwood Drive, striking a car driving north along Route 1 head-on.
WESTERLY — The Westerly Police Department, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Westerly, has launched a lockbox program intended to aid the department in responding to medical calls or making well-being checks.
RICHMOND — A Richmond woman is facing charges after the police said she defied a no-trespass order and caused a disturbance in a building that she was told not to enter just seven hours earlier.
RICHMOND — A man charged with DUI after a Nov. 11 collision was driving without a valid license, the police said — his third offense since his license was suspended in 2017.
WESTERLY — A newly fired construction worker was arrested Saturday after the police said he stole tools and material from a job site, including a ZipWall dust barrier valued at about $1,000 that was recovered from a pawnshop in Groton.
STONINGTON — A local man is facing charges after witnesses identified him as having discarded a Molotov cocktail that burned along North Main Street in October.
WESTERLY — Police are praising a Pierce Street woman who stopped a burglar in his tracks and detained him while her 9-year-old son called the police.
WESTERLY — A former Home Depot employee has been charged and police have obtained an arrest warrant for a co-worker after they were accused of defrauding the store out of nearly $7,000.
PROVIDENCE — Law enforcement officials seized more than 500 grams of fentanyl on Tuesday as part of a Project Safe Neighborhoods investigation.
STONINGTON — Three people are facing charges after the police said they became aggressive during a domestic disturbance call at the Cove Ledge apartments.
STONINGTON — A New York man is facing charges after the police said he led officers on a short chase that ended in Stonington Borough last week after he was caught attempting to scam the U.S. Post Office in Pawcatuck.
PROVIDENCE — The state's Supreme Court has upheld a conviction against a Hope Valley man in connection with a 10-hour standoff in his home near the center of Hope Valley in 2014.
If you are thinking that Westerly Police Chief Shawn Lacey is looking a little different these days, don't adjust your eyes or glasses.
WESTERLY — Over a 22-month period from January 2017 through October 2018, 13 complaints of coyote-pet "physical encounters" were filed with the Westerly animal control officer, Art Smith, including reports of five dogs that were killed.
WESTERLY — A four-hour food drive hosted by local police officers and firefighters at Walmart last weekend netted nearly 3,000 pounds of food for the Jonnycake Center of Westerly.
WESTERLY — The Westerly Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop Thursday morning at the Westerly McDonald's. The program was introduced in early 2018 as a community outreach effort, and will give residents and business owners a chance to ask questions, share stories or simply chat with…