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MAN FOUND IN POOL DIES A 74-year-old Warwick man died at Kent Hospital Sunday after being found unresponsive in a swimming pool at 1000 Cowesett Road, according to Warwick Police. Police and fire personnel discovered Charles Schifino, a resident of the more
BOATING WHILE INTOXICATED At approximately 9:10 p.m. on June 4, Officer Justin Martin and other officers responded to Safe Harbor Marina at 1 Masthead Drive for a report of a boater possibly striking three other boats while bringing his vessel into the more
DUI At approximately 2 a.m. on June 12, Officer Cody Wild responded to New London Avenue for a report of a motor vehicle accident. At the scene, Wild made contact with one of the operators, who was bleeding from the head. While the operator was checked more
DUI At approximately 11:53 p.m. on June 1, Officer Paris Norwood responded to the Cumberland Farms at 1291 Warwick Ave. for a report of an intoxicated person. Dispatch initially advised that a "e;highly intoxicated"e; man was said to be sitting near the air more
DUI At approximately 6:45 p.m. on May 16, Officer Ben Bratko responded to West Shore Road for a report of a vehicle, described as a 2008 BMW, operating erratically and crossing into the oncoming lane of travel. Bratko spotted the suspect vehicle and more
ATTEMPTED LARCENY Shortly after 10:30 p.m. on May 14, Officers Michael Bailey and Ryan Shibley responded to the Elmore Street area for a report of an attempted larceny of a boat motor. Dispatch advised that according to the reporting party, two older men more
By JUSTIN MORETTI In April the Warwick Police Department started selling collectable patches as part of their Awareness Patch Program. The first patch the Warwick Police released was designed and sold in support of Autism Awareness Month. More than more
By ERIN O'BRIEN The Warwick Police Department's Sgt. Matthew Higgins holds a Monday through Friday position in the Community Services Division, but it's far from a boring desk job. The native Rhode Islander has been with Warwick Police since 2011. With more
DUI At approximately 3:45 p.m. on May 10, Officer Kevin Warren responded to Shaw's supermarket at 320 Warwick Ave. to assist with a driving under the influence investigation. Dispatch advised that two vehicles had been involved in a minor motor vehicle more
STOLEN VEHICLE At approximately 12:15 p.m. on May 4, Officer David Boardman was conducting a routine patrol heading south on Post Road when he observed a vehicle in front of him cut across two lanes of traffic, nearly causing an accident. Boardman more
Editor's note: Last week a flap erupted o when a letter written by Jed Pineau, president of Warwick Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 and sent to "e;our community and our officers"e; was posted on Facebook. In the letter, Pineau questions the governor's more
LARCENY Shortly after 12:30 p.m. on April 29, Officer Albert Marano Jr. responded to a Lippitt Avenue residence for a report of a stolen handicap placard. At the scene, the reporting party told Marano the handicap placard inside his 2005 Chevy Equinox more
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