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TORCH LIT: Last weekend, Warwick Police and Warwick Fire Department personnel participated in the Torch Run for Special Olympics Rhode Island. (Photos courtesy of Marissa Laurent and Warwick … more
ROAD RAGE Around 6 p.m., April 15, Warwick Police responded to the parking lot of Buffy’s Bubbles at 1255 Post Road, to investigate a reported “road rage” incident that … more
According to feline math, a Warwick Parks and Rec employee saved 81 lives on the job Monday. Paul Joutras gripped the cardboard box and aimed for his city trash truck. “But I heard … more
Last weekend, the Warwick FOP Lodge 7 held a Police Memorial service. “On this date, for the last 54 years, the Warwick Police Department and Warwick FOP7 have honored all of our nation's … more
Charlotte Lester still missing a year later On May 16, Warwick Police reminded city residents of the one-year anniversary of Charlotte Lester’s disappearance. Lester, 45, disappeared, … more
Police are believed to have shot  a man wanted for a triple shooting on Ligian Court in Johnston. Early Wednesday morning, Johnston Police secured the crime scene, just off Simmonsville … more
UPDATED: Police shot and killed a man wanted for a triple shooting on Ligian Court in Johnston. more
NO TRESPASS A Virginia man has been banned from a Target parking lot following a call to police. At 6:43 p.m., April 28, Warwick Police officer Jake R. Reddy responded to the Target parking … more
DUI Warwick Police Officer Keara M. Enos was on duty conducting a RIPTIDE (Rhode Island Police Teaming for Impaired Driving Enforcement) around 12:20 a.m. April 7, when she assisted on the scene … more
He can imagine what it would be like hiding in a classroom as gunshots echo through school hallways. “I’m in a classroom and I hear a guy walking down the corridor and he’s shooting … What do I want between me and him?” asked grandfather and retired Warwick Police Capt. Tim Colgan. “I don’t want a social worker; I don’t want a psychiatrist; I don’t want the principal. I want a cop between me and him. And I think most people feel that way. I think they do.” more
A stuck accelerator was blamed for a crash in the Burlington parking lot on Bald Hill Road Friday. This van drove onto a parked car, but nobody was injured, according to police. (Warwick Beacon … more
VAN ON CAR Around 12:04 p.m., Friday, April 27, Warwick Police responded to the Burlington Coat Factory parking lot at 650 Bald Hill Road. Callers reported a van crashed into and drove on top … more
The Warwick Police Department announced the winner of its community police patch design contest: Isabella Fraginis. “Our contest was open to anyone under the age of 18 years old and had to … more
Following more than a year-long investigation, Johnston Police arrested a juvenile last week and charged him with manslaughter in the 2022 shooting death of Dillon Viens. Viens’ death, first … more
MOTORCYCLE CRASH The Warwick Police Traffic Unit is investigating a serious crash that occurred around 3:30 a.m., April 22, in the vicinity of 2470 Warwick Ave. Police are asking witnesses, or … more
By JOHN HOWELL   Sister pups thought to be black coyotes, as unusual as that is, kicked up a lot of neighborhood and media attention after multiple sightings in Oakland Beach last … more
Providence man arraigned on additional charges in fentanyl-related death of 15-year old female Earlier this week, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Neronha, Col. Oscar Perez of the Providence … more
SUSPENDED LICENSE Around noon on March 18, Warwick Police Officer Aaron L. Steere initiated a traffic stop after spotting a vehicle missing its front registration plate (due to front end … more
Warwick Police Department offered a “big thank you to the Toll Gate High School automotive class. The class helped WPD “spruce up the interior of our autism awareness cruiser,” … more
In August 2021, a woman was dragged from her car and beaten by a gang of around 10 dirt bike and ATV riders after she honked her horn at a Providence intersection. Her young child and dog were inside … more
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