Police and Fire

Owners of Woonsocket-based Barbara’s Place lose house in Burrillville fire

BURRILLVILLE – A fire Tuesday afternoon destroyed the East Avenue home of the owners of Woonsocket-based restaurant Barbara's Place. The blaze at 585 East Ave. began around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7 and mutual...

Two hour nap at N.S. McDonald’s leads to arrest, weapons charges for parking lot...

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A Woonsocket man is facing charges of disorderly conduct,  resisting arrest and weapons possession after his deep sleep outside a McDonald's restaurant left workers concerned. Eduardo Pena, 33, of Woonsocket was arrested...

Report from investigation of teen pornography in Burrillville points to 18 victims

BURRILLVILLE – A recently released report on the arrest of a 19-year-old Burrillville man documents an investigation in which police identified 18 victims before charging him with more than two dozen felony counts. Brandon Cook,...

BPD’s newest K-9 cop Rex joins the force

BURRILLVILLE – There was Conaan, then Kilo, then Kramer, then Bosco – but it's been more than a decade since the Burrillville Police Department had a K-9 on the beat. That changed this week when...

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...

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