Friday, May 17, 2013
A collection of various North Kingstown-related arrests made by R.I. State Police. The following information does not indicate a conviction.
Hope Valley Barracks Wickford Barracks The above reports detail arrests made by the Rhode Island State Police. Descriptions of all events are based solely on police officer reports provided to Patch.
Monday, May 13, 2013
A look ahead at some court cases with local interest.
Editor's Note: Beginning next week, we will also include felony North Kingstown cases at Kent County in this listing. Unless otherwise noted, files at Washington County Superior Court contain the information about the following court cases. You can review them at the McGrath Judicial Complex. The following chart is a list of cases we’re monitoring, either because they involve people from a Patch town, or because they involve a police department from a Patch town. Generally, we remove a case from the list if there is no new court date scheduled after a month, or if the case has been resolved - either a dismissal, a plea or a trial. If we’re missing a case you’re interested in knowing about, feel free to leave a comment or to send Local …
Monday, April 15, 2013
According to a statement from Narragansett Police Chief Dean Hoxsie, one officer was transported to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment after he was hit during a chase this morning that started in North Kingstown and ended in Narragansett.
11:40 a.m. – Narragansett Police Chief Dean Hoxsie has released a statement about this morning’s hit and run accident, confirming that a Narragansett police officer and the suspects in the chase were both taken to hospitals for treatment. According to Hoxsie, at 8 a.m. Monday, Narragansett officers became involved in a car chase that started in North Kingstown. Hoxsie said the car driven by the suspects U-turned on Boston Neck Road, almost hitting a state police cruiser in the process. From there, Hoxsie said the car entered the Rio Vista neighborhood (Wampum Road) while attempting to flee, and hit a police car and an officer. The car was then followed into Bonnet Shores, where it left the roadway at the Bonnet Shores Community Center. …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
A collection of various Coventry-related arrests made by RI State Police. The following information does not indicate a conviction.
The following arrests were provided by the Rhode Island State Police's press releases.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Three men are facing charges after being connected to robberies in three RI towns.
Police have connected multiple robberies in Exeter, North Kingstown and East Greenwich to three South County men. Authorities had been searching for suspects in the robberies, which began Sunday night at the Shell Station on Ten Rod Road in North Kingstown. Hours later at around 5 a.m., the same suspects reportedly robbed another Shell Station in East Greenwich. According to reports from the East Greenwich Police Department, the suspect was a white male wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a bandana to cover his face. He handed the clerk a note demanding money. Later that night, a suspect matching the same description robbed several stores in Exeter. Through surveillance footage, the EG police were able to identify the men as Robert R. Greer, …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A father and son from North Kingstown have been arraigned on robbery charges.
A father and son from North Kingstown will be arraigned today by the Rhode Island State Police on multiple charges of robbery. Robert Greer, 61, and his son Robert Greer, Jr., 31, both of 690 Lafayette Rd. in North Kingstown will be in court at Third District Court and arraigned on two counts of second-degree robbery, two counts of larceny and conspiracy. According to the Rhode Island State Police, the pair committed robberies in Exeter on July 28, 2012. The State Police Wickford Barracks and Detective Bureau investigated the incident. In addition to the charges from the State Police, the younger Greer expected to be arraigned by the North Kingstown and East Greenwich Police Departments in connection with robberies in those towns.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
RI State Police have arrested a woman, who is facing multiple embezzlement charges, after she skipped her court date.
The Rhode Island State Police finally caught up to a former marina office manager who is facing numerous counts of embezzlement after she skipped her court dates. Maureen Rondeau, 43, of Roslindale, MA was arrested on six charges on Jan. 2 – stemming from her failure to appear in court to face charges that she embezzled almost $200,000 from Brewers Wickford Cove Marina in North Kingstown. According to the RISP, she was charged with a state police affidavit and arrest, four Superior Court bench warrants for failure to appear (three for her arraignments and another for a pre-trial hearing) and a National Crime Information Center warrant for violating a court order - originating from the four Superiour Court bench warrants. She was charged …
Friday, December 28, 2012
They will be stepping up enforcement for speeding, driving while impaired, aggressive driving, texting violations, seat belt, and child restraint violations.
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Friday, December 28, 2012
Rhode Island State Police Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell announced today that during the upcoming New Year’s holiday, the Rhode Island State Police will have additional patrols throughout the state. The force will be stepping up enforcement for speeding, driving while impaired, aggressive driving, texting violations, seat belt, and child restraint violations. These patrols are in addition to regular patrols and are targeting impaired and reckless operators. The goal is to make our highways safer and everyone’s New Year a happy and memorable one, O'Donnell said in a release. During the holiday weekend, there is an expected increase in the volume of traffic along the highways throughout the state. Motorists can immediately report dangerous …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Police said Doreen Drake of North Kingstown was driving the wrong way on Route 37 Friday night.
A 34-year-old North Kingstown woman was charged with driving under the influence after she was allegedly crashed her car while driving the wrong way on Route 37 in Cranston. Rhode Island State Police reported that Doreen Drake, of 90 Salisbury Ave., North Kingstown, was charged with driving under the influence at around 11:30 p.m. Friday on Dec. 7. Police said the arrest was the result of troopers responding to a crash on Route 37 "following several 911 calls to the Lincoln Woods Barracks advising of a wrong way driver," according to a police report. Drake was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where she refused a blood test. She was arraigned before a Justice of the Peace and released pending a future court date in Third Division …
Friday, September 21, 2012
A Providence man is held without bail after leading police on a chase through two towns, injuring five officers and state troopers.
A tow-truck driver who led police on a chase through two towns, injuring six people, was held without bail after his arraignment Thursday in Providence District Court. Sean Sparfven, 30, of Providence was held on $100,000 surety bail on 14 charges from Wednesday’s chase and an additional four charges of possession of stolen vehicles. Sparfven was held without bail as a probation violator. The wild chase, which began at an auto salvage yard, ended when Sparfven reportedly drove his truck into his own house. During the pursuit, five officers (including a North Kingstown police detective) and Sparfven’s sister were injured. According to a press release from the Rhode Island State Police, the incident began when the state police’s High …