Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Police and Fire

Pet groomer in No. Smithfield facing charges for animal cruelty

NORTH SMTIHFIELD – A North Smithfield-based pet groomer was arrested this week for animal cruelty following the deaths of four puppies in his care. John Froais, owner of Doggie Styles Pet Spa, failed to get...

No. Smithfield warehouse damaged in two-alarm fire

NORTH SMITHFIELD - A fire at a warehouse complex Saturday morning damaged a storage room and reportedly brought out firefighters from multiple neighboring agencies. The blaze, which was called in around 2:30 a.m., damaged the...

Reynolds recommends captain to replace him on NSPD, appointment still pending

NORTH SMITHFIELD – With his official retirement date fast approaching, North Smithfield Police Chief Steven Reynolds has recommended one of the department's second-in-command as his replacement. Capt. Tim Lafferty, who has worked for the department...

Pascoag Fire District to hold first tax sale since 2016 this April

BURRILLVILLE – In 2019, the fire districts of Harrisville, Nasonville and Oakland-Mapleville brought in revenue through a process that allows tax collectors to auction off liens on delinquent debtors. All three districts also held a...

19-year-old Harrisville man faces child exploitation, ‘revenge porn’ charges

BURRILLVILLE – A 19-year-old man from Burrillville has been charged with five felonies, as well as several misdemeanors in a case involving child pornography, following an investigation by the Burrillville Police Department. Xavier Lafleur, of...

Initiative aiming to address addiction brings ‘Hope’ to Burrillville

BURRILLVILLE – A state initiative launched in 2018 to address the opioid epidemic has now come to Burrillville, arming local enforcement with a new proactive outreach strategy to combat addiction. The “HOPE” initiative, or Heroin-Opioid...

Burrillville man facing felony after alleged assaults, threat with meat cleaver

BURRILLVILLE – A Pascoag man was arrested by Burrillville police after attacks on two women on Saturday, Dec. 28 that reportedly involved threats with a meat cleaver. John Soares, 66 of Centennial Street Burrillville has...

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