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After 32 years, BPD’s second-in-command moves on to new challenges

BURRILLVILLE – One could say that Major Dennis Leahey, executive officer for the Burrillville Police Department, was ahead of his time when he started his career. Leahey, who was hired by Chief Wallace Lees in...

Four people transported following crash on Route 102, no major injuries

BURRILLVILLE – Four people were transported to area hospitals following a two-car crash on Route 102 on Tuesday, March 17, but only one had minor injuries, according to rescue officials. The accident...

Pascoag man, 22, dies in Maine snowmobile accident

MILLINOCKET, Maine — A 22-year-old Pascoag man died on Saturday, March 14, when a snowmobile he was driving struck a tree in Baxter State Park. Timothy G. Lagesse was reportedly traveling at a high...

Pascoag man arrested for felony kidnapping & assault after stabbing neighbor

BURRILLVILLE – A 39-year-old Burrillville man has been charged with multiple felonies after allegedly attacking his 62-year-old neighbor. Brandon Stanley, 39, of 126 Church St., was arrested on Tuesday, March 3 after what police described...

Police make fifth arrest in investigation of child pornography in Burrillville

BURRILLVILLE — Police have made yet another arrest in an ongoing investigation of pornographic images shared between students at Burrillville High School. Brendan Cook, 19, of 100 Tarkiln Road was arrested on Monday, March 2,...

Burrillville officials prepare for COVID-19

BURRILLVILLE – Communities across the globe are looking for ways to stem the spread of the coronavirus, and local officials noted this week that Burrillville is no exception. Local authorities spoke with NRI NOW about...

Crash on 146 in No. Smithfield leads to arrest of city man

NORTH SMITHFIELD – An accident on Route 146 early Sunday morning led to DUI charges for a 51-year-old Woonsocket man. Lee Gervais, 51, of 547 Clinton Street Apt. 812 was picked up by Rhode Island...

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