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ASSAULT Shortly before 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 21, Officer Tyler J. Mobrice and other officers responded to the area of the Taco Bell at 2574 West Shore Road for a report of an assault in progress. Dispatch advised that the suspect had fled the scene in a tan more
By BEACON STAFF A .45 caliber handgun loaded with nine rounds of ammunition was found in the backpack of a Cranston man at T.F. Green International Airport's security checkpoint on Monday, according to the Transportation Security Administration. In a more
FRAUD At approximately 6:45 p.m. on Feb. 10, Officer Kevin Warren responded to a Harding Avenue home for a report of larceny from a motor vehicle. At the scene, the reporting party told Warren that his vehicle had been broken into. He said his wallet and more
SHOPLIFTING Just after 3 p.m. on March 13, Officer Evan Johnson was dispatched to the area of the Warwick Mall following a report of a shoplifting incident at Macy's. An asset protection officer at Macy's had contacted police to advised that two suspects more
MOTORCYCLE CRASH A Hope man was hospitalized following a Fourth of July motorcycle crash on Route 37, according to a statement from Warwick Police Lt. John Kelly. Officers responded to the Route 37 west on-ramp from Post Road just before 5 a.m. on July 4 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
MAN DIES IN FIRE A man was found dead at the scene of a house fire last week, authorities say. The body of Stephen E. Barker, 50, was discovered after firefighters entered his 317 Namquid Drive residence during the early morning hours of July 16, more
DUI Shortly after 9:30 p.m. on April 12, officers responded to the area of 3314 West Shore Road for a report of a black Nissan operating erratically. Dispatch advised the vehicle was last seen in the area of Warwick Police headquarters on Memorial Drive. more
LARCENY At approximately 10 a.m. on Feb. 12, Sgt. Joshua Myer met with a reporting party in the lobby of Warwick Police headquarters regarding a larceny complaint. The reporting party told Myer that on the morning of Feb. 10, he discovered his daughter's more
Calls for service have "e;dropped dramatically"e; as a result of social distancing, Cranston Police Chief Col. Michael Winquist said Monday - "e;probably by about two-thirds on any given day."e; Warwick Police Chief Col. Rick 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
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
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