Newly released convict sent back to prison for fake 911 calls, now facing Burrillville charges


BURRILLVILLE – A man accused of making several erroneous calls for emergency service after his release from prison last year was again incarcerated for the remainder of his sentence, and is now facing charges for the crime in Burrillville.

Robert Beauparlant, 38, now of Pawtucket, has been charged with providing false information to 911 and false report of a crime, and has a pretrial conference scheduled for Tuesday, May 24.

The charges stem back to an incident last July, when Burrillville police received several calls for service from the same cell phone number all targeting a Pascoag woman, “for everything ranging from a noise complaint, to a domestic disturbance, to a medical emergency involving her heart,” according to the arrest report.

The calls were all placed within a matter of minutes from the same male subject who, at first, identified himself as Mark Richards, then Jeffrey Osler, according to police. Soon after, another call was reportedly placed to the state 911 agency from the same party, requesting rescue personnel for a medical emergency for the same Burrillville address.

Burrillville officers responded to the address reported and found the victim, a 37 year old Pascoag woman, home alone getting ready for bed. Police played the woman segments of the calls to dispatch, and she identified Beauparlant by his voice, telling police he was recently released from prison following an armed home invasion.

In that 2009 case, Beauparlant was one of three Woonsocket men who robbed a Providence man of a half-kilogram of marijuana and $2,800 in cash. He also made several sales of crack cocaine to an undercover agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives resulting in a federal prosecution and charges for Hobbs Act robbery.

Last year, the woman targeted with 911 calls reportedly told police Beauparlant was a, “longtime friend,” who was attempting to date her.

Burrillville police filed charges and contacted Beauparlant’s parole officer, who advised that parole for his federal charges would be violated and he would have to serve the remainder of his term. After completing his federal sentence, Beauparlant would be turned over to Burrillville police.

Beauparlant was released and turned over to Burrillville police on Monday, April 25. He was arraigned and released on $2,000 personal recognizance.

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