Friday, October 23, 2020

Police and Fire

Lynch: Dangerous gang involved in break-ins, rash of crime across northern RI

BURRILLVILLE/ NORTH SMITHFIELD – A youth gang from Hartford, Conn. is responsible for a crime spree over the past 18 months across northern Rhode Island and beyond, including vehicle break-ins, multiple car thefts and...

Woman tells police she was held at gunpoint, arrested for false report

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Police called to Hilltop Motor Inn used surveillance footage to determine that a woman who claimed she was held at gunpoint in August had merely used 911 to create a diversion...

UPDATE: Name of man who died in crash on Route 146 in No. Smithfield...

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A Massachusetts man was pronounced dead following an early morning crash at a lane split on Route 146 on Thursday, according to North Smithfield police. David Campbell, 64, of Oxford, Mass., was...

64-year-old man dies following crash on overpass in No. Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A Massachusetts man was pronounced dead following an early morning crash on the Route 146 overpass on Thursday, according to North Smithfield police. The man, a 64-year-old from Oxford, Mass., was pronounced...

NSPD to release details on crash on Route 146 overpass

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Police Department is expected to release details on an accident that took place on the Route 146 overpass early in the morning on Thursday, Sept. 3. The crash, which...

Engine fire shuts down North Main Street

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A blaze that started in the engine of a truck around noon on Friday, Aug. 28 shut down North Main Street in Slatersville. No one was injured in the afternoon fire, which...

NS Chief Lafferty affirms commitment to fairness, reacts to profiling study

NORTH SMITHFIELD – For three consecutive years, a study out of Central Connecticut State University has found that the North Smithfield Police Department had a statistically significant racial and ethnic disparity when it comes...

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