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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Rhode Island DUI Task Force Deploys This Weekend

Rhode Island DUI Task Force Deploys This Weekend

It will be the second time the task force has deployed this year. Officers charged 11 people with DUI during the first deployment in May.
Rhode Island Funeral Director Mystery Deepens: More Bodies Found in Storage Locker

Rhode Island Funeral Director Mystery Deepens: More Bodies Found in Storage Locker

Alfred Pennine committed suicide in July. Days later, authorities found the remains of eight people at his funeral home.
Rhode Island DUI Task Force Deploying Aug. 22-24

Rhode Island DUI Task Force Deploying Aug. 22-24

It will be the second time the task force has been deployed this year. Officers charged 11 people with DUI during the first deployment.
A Dozen Hospitalized After Chemical Spill at Local Landfill

A Dozen Hospitalized After Chemical Spill at Local Landfill

About a dozen workers were hospitalized after a chemical spill at the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation in Johnston.
Convicted Murderer Arrested For Local Pot Operation

Convicted Murderer Arrested For Local Pot Operation

Gerald Mastracchio, 52, was convicted of murdering a 13-year-old boy in 1979. He was paroled in 2012 and arrested last week.
Local Police Dog Poisoned; Handler Suspects Revenge

Local Police Dog Poisoned; Handler Suspects Revenge

Westport (Mass.) Police Det. Jeff Majewski's dog, Siren, died in April. A recent autopsy showed rat poison in the dog's liver.
Local Couple Charged with Hosting Prom Party Fueled by Booze, Pot

Local Couple Charged with Hosting Prom Party Fueled by Booze, Pot

Brian Cardon, 49, and his wife, Linda Cardon, 48, were charged with purchasing alcohol for minors.
Earthquake Recorded in Rhode Island

Earthquake Recorded in Rhode Island

The 1.7-magnitude quake hit shortly after 1:30 p.m.
Twin River Mini Mart Snared in Synthetic Pot Sting

Twin River Mini Mart Snared in Synthetic Pot Sting

Police are trying to curtail the sale of synthetic cannabinoids and synthetic cathinones.
Local Firefighters, Police Climb Stairs in

Local Firefighters, Police Climb Stairs in "Fight for Air" to Benefit Lung Association

It might be the most unique fundraiser for the American Lung Association.
Official Tribute Set to Mark Anniversary of Boston Marathon Bombings

Official Tribute Set to Mark Anniversary of Boston Marathon Bombings

April 15 event to honor all those affected by the bombings.
Probation Officer Convicted on Child Porn Charges

Probation Officer Convicted on Child Porn Charges

Police said Coventry man and probation officer bought 75 child porn DVDs in 22 orders from a web site raided by investigators in 2011. A jury deliberated for less than an hour.
Former Coventry Teacher Acquitted of Cyberstalking Charge

Former Coventry Teacher Acquitted of Cyberstalking Charge

School officials said former teacher sent threatening tweets.
Police: City Employee Ran Lucrative Gambling Ring while on the Job

Police: City Employee Ran Lucrative Gambling Ring while on the Job

Woonsocket Dept. of Parks and Recreation was allegedly the ringleader. Thirteen arrested in State Police sweep on Tuesday.
Alleged Beef Thief Arrested by Cranston Police

Alleged Beef Thief Arrested by Cranston Police

Will serve one month in prison, 11 months suspended.
Police ID Wallet Theft Suspect as 19-year-old

Police ID Wallet Theft Suspect as 19-year-old

Have you seen Cameron Pezza? East Providence Police are looking for him.