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SUSPENDED LICENSE At 5:42 p.m., May 19, Warwick Police Officer Connor R. Bemis was on a fixed traffic post on West Shore Road when he spotted a black Ford traveling west. The vehicle had no … more
Although the most likely suspect was shot and killed by police, the investigation into the events that unfolded on Ligian Court in Johnston on May 24 remain under investigation. “The … more
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
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