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Police and Fire

Mulkern joins Burrillville Police Department

BURRILLVILLE – A former resident of Northborough, Mass. who is just a few courses shy of obtaining a master's degree in criminal justice has joined the Burrillville Police Department as a probationary officer. Sean Mulkern...

NSPD to purchase five new vehicles, Fire & Rescue buying new pumper truck

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Police Department will soon own five new vehicles, with a bid for three SUVs and two Ford Fusions awarded to MHQ Municipal Vehicles this week. North Smithfield Fire and...

No. Smithfield police seize fentanyl, cocaine and more in drug busts over two days

NORTH SMITHFIELD – North Smithfield police took part in two major drug busts this month, seizing cash and narcotics in the separate incidents, thanks to information received over the course of two days. Kerrie Dugas,...

Man with loaded gun, three others charged after off-roading at site of fatal accident

BURRILLVILLE – A Massachusetts man, who police say was intoxicated and in possession of a loaded gun, is facing felony charges after he was caught as a passenger in a Jeep that was off-roading...

Burrillville man dies in front of Woonsocket pawn shop

WOONSOCKET – A man who took his own life outside of a Woonsocket-based pawn shop on Monday, Jan. 11 has been identified as 58-year-old from Burrillville. The incident took place outside of Mr. Pawn around...

Harrisville fire responds to Town Hall for boiler malfunction

BURRILLVILLE – An emergency response in Harrisville on Saturday, Jan. 9 was due to a boiler malfunction in the Town Hall building, according to Chief Michael Gingell. Gingell said that a passerby noticed dark smoke...

Man struck on 146 brawled with patron from motel fire moments earlier

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Cumberland man who was critically injured crossing Route 146 last month was in a fight just moments earlier with a man whose motel room caught on fire in the same...