RICHMOND — Firefighters on Sunday morning doused a blaze that erupted in a car parked at the Preserve Club & Residences on Kingstown Road.
WESTERLY — After two years as leader of the Dunn's Corners Fire Department, Christopher P. DeGrave is preparing to turn over the reins.
CHARLESTOWN — An early morning fire caused significant damage to a Crossland Street home Thursday morning, but officials said residents were able to escape the blaze uninjured.
The Rhode Island and Connecticut attorneys general have sent letters to several online-based retailers and social media conglomerates urging them to closely monitor for price gouging and take action against sellers who are violating the law.
With residents across the nation stuck at home, there is an increased likelihood that you or your family will be spending more time online. Unfortunately, so will scammers.
WESTERLY — Police Chief Shawn Lacey said the Westerly department would seek to follow state guidelines on social distancing, but would also enforce all laws even if it means making an arrest.
The Connecticut State Police have temporarily suspended all criminal background fingerprinting and will close its facilities to members of the public seeking records, permits or cards.
For law enforcement officers, practicing social distancing and leading by example aren’t as simple as working from home and avoiding face-to-face contact. On any given day, front-line police have numerous interactions with the public — responding to calls for service, making traffic stops, c…
STONINGTON — A complaint about a naked man standing naked on the back porch of a local home early Saturday morning led police to charge a Rhode Island man who was in possession of crystal methamphetamine.
WESTERLY — Thefts associated with the Westerly Walmart's self-checkout system have increased recently, with local police officers arresting five customers in two days in early March. A company spokesman said the business is committed to reducing theft and hopes that the rise in theft reports…
WESTERLY — Local police have a simple message for those who plan to enjoy the St. Patrick's Day holiday in the region this year: if you plan to drink, have a designated driver ready.
WESTERLY — A Ledward Avenue resident who was recently charged with DUI following a February crash on Post Road is facing drug charges after the police said an unrelated traffic stop led officers to discover she was in possession of prescription anxiety pills and Suboxone strips.
RICHMOND — Five people are facing charges after reports of a large fight at a waste service business Saturday led to a coordinated response from three police departments.
WESTERLY — A local man is facing charges after the police said he broke into a High Street business after closing and spent the night drinking alcohol and smoking numerous cigarettes inside the establishment.
WESTERLY — A 22-year-old Bradford man is facing charges after the police said an investigation revealed he had been stealing items including checks from his neighbor's mail and had used a digital deposit system to redirect money into his own account.
WESTERLY — Responses to a request shared on social media aided police in identifying and charging Charlestown man accused of stealing several electronic devices from Walmart in February.
WESTERLY — An Ashaway man has been ordered held without bond after local police said he sold fentanyl to an undercover buyer on three separate occasions in January.
WESTERLY — A Pierce Street woman is facing DUI and other charges after the police said she was involved in a hit-and-run crash on Apache Drive, then drove 2.5 miles home on a broken wheel with sparks flying from underneath her car.
SCITUATE — Six members of the Rhode Island State Police will hit the road running at the Boston Marathon on April 20 to benefit children with cancer.
WESTERLY — Five police constables will receive almost $65,000 in refunds of union dues and two of them will receive nearly $48,000 in back pay from the town and be reinstated to their part-time positions as part of a settlement reached recently to resolve lawsuits filed by the constables in 2015.
HARTFORD — Key Connecticut legislators are calling for an expansion of the state’s gun seizure law to allow relatives and medical professionals to report someone is too dangerous to possess firearms.
WESTERLY — The Westerly Police Department and three other law enforcement agencies in South County recently began working directly with a clinician to help them deal with emergency responses and other cases involving mental health.
PROVIDENCE — The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Rhode Island, in partnership with the Department of Justice, FBI and U.S. Postal Inspection Service, announced Tuesday that prosecutors are filing criminal charges against 400 people in a nationwide elder fraud sweep. In each case, …
Rhode Island State Police are urging residents to be on alert after receiving reports of a telephone scam in which the 911 emergency number is spoofed.
STONINGTON — A local police officer and two other adults were injured Monday in a collision involving a police cruiser and car at the intersection of Stonington Road and North Main Street.
When Mac Hindle moved back to Rhode Island in 2018, the Hopkinton patrolman and Westerly native wanted to find ways to become more involved in helping the Special Olympics. The veteran law enforcement officer will get his chance on March 21 and 22 when he joins 16 others diving into the icy …
WESTERLY — A North Stonington man is facing charges after police who responded to a shoplifting complaint said they found that he was in possession of crystal methamphetamine.
WESTERLY — A Hopkinton woman is facing DUI charges after the police said her car was observed swerving back and forth on High Street in downtown Westerly.
STONINGTON — Police are seeking help from the public in identifying a woman accused of stealing a chain saw from a Mystic business this month.
Owners of a West Greenwich quarry that borders the Big River Management Area are facing fines of nearly $68,000 for environmental violations arising from the mining of sand and stone.
RICHMOND — Nothing beats a good conversation over a cup of coffee — and local police are using that motto in an effort to enhance community relations and open a stronger line of communication with the public.
WESTERLY — A Norwich man accused of fatally shooting his cousin at a Marriott Avenue home on Jan. 25 has been returned to Rhode Island and ordered held without bond.
RICHMOND — Have a question for police? Curious how certain aspects of community policing work? Just want so say hi? Whatever your reason, head on down to McDonald’s this morning for Coffee with a Cop.