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Police and Fire

Driver arrested, charged with DUI, after close call with historic relic

NORTH SMITHFIELD – One of the town's oldest relics – a stone embedded in the wall of Union Cemetery – was nearly destroyed last month when a car left Smithfield Road, careening head-on with...

Burrillville woman charged with child abuse, felony assault

BURRILLVILLE – A Burrillville woman is facing felony charges after her ex-boyfriend reported witnessing the ongoing abuse of her children in incidents that were later confirmed by the victims. Christine Gingell, 51, was charged with...

K9 Rex to receive new body armor

BURRILLVILLE – Burrillville Police Department’s K9 Rex will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Rex’s vest is sponsored by the 2020...

Two arrested, police seize heroin, fentanyl in No. Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Police in North Smithfield arrested two people on Tuesday, March 9 after they say they received information alleging the pair was selling drugs out of a room at the Traveler’s Motor...

Dairy destruction leads to arrest for motel patron

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A 51-year-old North Smithfield man was arrested at Traveler's Motor Lodge after a noise complaint led to police watching video evidence of him destroying his neighbor's gallon of milk. Shane Chandronette was...

Convicted child molester back behind bars after contacting victim

BURRILLVILLE – A man who served seven years for first and second degree child molestation is back in jail after contacting his victim just after his release. Andrew King, 28, of Cumberland has been charged...

West Warwick man arrested at gunpoint after leaving accident, eluding police, K9

BURRILLVILLE – A 53-year-old West Warwick man is facing charges after reportedly eluding officers first in his car, and then on foot in a chase through the woods by Bella Restaurant. Raymond Silva was charged...