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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
A 54-year-old Cranston woman was killed after her moped crashed on Post Road in Warwick late Monday afternoon. The woman - whose identity was being withheld pending notification of family - was pronounced dead after being transported to more
Police launch awareness patch program Starting in April, the Warwick Police Department will begin implementing an awareness patch program. Throughout the year, officers will wear special patches on their uniforms representing various causes. These 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
DUI Shortly after 1:35 a.m. on March 8, Officer Oliver Pinheiro was assisting another officer with a motor vehicle stop in the area of 320 Warwick Ave. when he observed a white, four-door Chrysler traveling south at a high rate of speed. Pinheiro more
DUI Just before 7 p.m. on March 6, Officer Ben Bratko responded to Dave's Fruitland at 2687 West Shore Road for a report of a motor vehicle offense in progress. Dispatch advised that a vehicle had been observed operating erratically and driving into more
IDENTITY THEFT On March 4 at 11:30 a.m., Officer David Thompson responded to a Shippen Avenue residence for a report of possible identity theft. At the scene, the reporting party told Thompson that when she checked her email at approximately 9:46 a.m. more
DUI Just before 7 p.m. on Feb. 28, Officer Justin Martin responded to the area of 3803 Post Road for a three-vehicle accident. At the scene, witnesses directed Martin to a man who was said to be the operator of a black Acura with heavy front-end damage. 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
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
DUTY TO STOP At approximately 10:15 a.m. on Feb. 6, Officer Thomas Greene responded to the intersection of Bald Hill Road and East Avenue for a report of a motor vehicle accident with no injuries. At the scene, Greene observed two vehicles in the right more
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