Monday, February 24, 2020

Police and Fire

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day: BPD program brought Christmas to nine families in 2019

BURRILLVILLE – The Burrillville Police Department provided a Christmas for nine local families in 2019, bringing holiday gifts, stockings, gift cards and more to those in need, through a unique, localized version of the...

N.S. police seek public’s help in IDing suspect in assault of fast food worker

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Police are looking for the public's help in identifying a woman accused of assaulting a drive-through worker at the McDonald's on Eddie Dowling Highway. According to reports, a woman with long hair,...

The end of an 80-year legacy: Nasonville Fire dissolves union, hands service to OMFD...

A story that began with a labor dispute in 2018 ended with the dissolution of a union, and the end to a small fire department that had served a village for nearly 80 years...

ATV riders, reckless drivers and fraud were top Burrillville police stories in 2019

In 2019, Burrillville police responded to incidents ranging from an alleged peeping Tom, to suspected distribution of narcotics. But a few police stories stood out during the year, sparking debate while being shared by thousands...

RIDEM officials looking for poachers who hid guns in Burrillville woods

BURRILLVILLE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is looking for four individuals who fled from enforcement officers on Sunday, Dec. 22, hiding their guns in the woods where they're accused of off-season...

Murder suspect’s father arrested for conduct against North Smithfield-based detective

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The father of Woonsocket murder suspect Matthew Dusseault was arrested this week in North Smithfield for a misdemeanor involving the lead detective in his son's case. Matthew Dusseault Sr., 49, was arrested...

North Smithfield man arrested for distribution of cocaine in Massachusetts

BLACKSTONE, Mass. – A North Smithfield man turned himself in to Blackstone police on a warrant this week for a charge of distribution of cocaine. John Sawtelle, 38, of North Smithfield was one of three...

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