Saturday, August 8, 2020

Police and Fire

Woonsocket man adds felony assault to decade-long record of domestic violence

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A 31-year-old Woonsocket man was arrested by North Smithfield police after a witness said she saw him assault a woman in a car in the Dunkin Donuts drive-thru. And while both he...

‘Doggie Styles’ owner wanted by police following seizure of puppies

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A North Smithfield-based pet groomer ordered earlier this year not to have care, custody or control of any animals, is wanted by police following seizure of puppies from his spa. John Froais,...

Voters in Pascoag will weigh in on tanker sale, payment to chief this weekend

BURRILLVILLE – A virtual special meeting on Thursday, June 11 – which in normal times could include input from every voter in the village – will precede weekend ballot casting for residents in Pascoag. The...

Uxbridge man arrested after alleged DUI with kids, sharing drink with 14-year-old

NORTH SMITHFIELD — A 35-year-old Massachusetts man is facing charges with North Smithfield  police after they allegedly discovered he was driving under the influence with his children, and had allowed one of them to...

Fontenault named fire chief in Pascoag

BURRILLVILLE – A firefighter who began his career in Nasonville and rose through the ranks to eventually become acting chief in the city of Warwick has been named chief of the Pascoag Fire District. Marcel...

Council approves contract for N.S. police; Residents pledge support

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Resident Maureen Allam pointed out this week that while the rest of the world practices social distancing amid a pandemic, police officers come face-to-face with the virus regularly.  "They can't always stop...

Swiping trash can iPhone leads to charges for Woonsocket mother & daughter

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A 50-year-old Woonsocket woman told police that she intended to return the cell phone she took from the bathroom at CVS until her daughter removed the SIM card. Now, both are facing...

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