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MULTIPLE CHARGES On May 25 at 1:30 a.m., police arrested Bart Davis, 35, 00 Summit Ave., Warwick, on charges of possession of cocaine, possession of heroin, obstructing an officer, and driving with an expired license, third or subsequent offense. Police more
DUI On May 17 at 12:53 p.m., police arrested Kevin Robert McMahon, 34, 297 Doric Ave., Cranston, on a charge of driving under the influence. Police say McMahon was arrested as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Dyer Avenue. On May 18 at 3:32 p.m., more
City Hall honors law enforcement Cranston Mayor Ken Hopkins commemorated National Law Enforcement Week last week with a City Hall ceremony and flag-raising. The mayor was joined by Col. Michael Winquist, Cranston's police chief, along with Detective more
ROBBERY On May 14 at 6:17 p.m., police arrested Justin Prout, 38, 24 Bracken St., Cranston, on one count of first-degree robbery and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon or substance. Police say Prout was arrested as a result of an assault more
DOMESTIC CHARGES On May 4 at 12:44 a.m., police arrested Joel Frances, 24, 75 Arthur St., Apt. 1, Pawtucket, on charges of domestic disorderly conduct and violation of no-contact order. On May 4 at 7:45 a.m., police arrested Stephen Lafazia, 19, 160 more
Supporting proms On May 6, IBPO Local 301 presented Mayor Ken Hopkins and Superintendent Jeannine Nota-Masse with a $2,000 donation to benefit Cranston East and West proms. (Submitted photos) more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE A Cranston Police officer has been convicted of simple assault in connection with a March 5, 2020, incident involving a man in police custody. Andrew Leonard, 46, was found guilty of the misdemeanor by District Court Magistrate J. more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE An "unacceptable escalation" and a "breach of authority," or a "reasonable" use of force in a violent circumstance? Attorneys for the state and for a Cranston Police officer charged in connection with his alleged assault on a man in more
DOMESTIC CHARGES On May 1 at 11:26 p.m., police arrested Justin Fontaine, 30, 2045 Broad St., Apt. 103, Cranston, on charges of domestic assault by strangulation, domestic simple assault, domestic failure to relinquish a telephone and domestic more
MULTIPLE CHARGES On April 20 at 8:46 p.m., police arrested Isaiah Mendez, 19, 18 America St., Cranston, on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of prohibited weapons other than firearms, and driving under the influence. Police say more
CHILD MOLESTATION On April 15 at 8:35 a.m., police arrested Felix Pantoja, 43, 40 Peerless St., Cranston, on a charge of second-degree child molestation. Police say Pantoja turned himself in on a Cranston arrest warrant at the department's Garfield more
DUI On April 6 at 7:39 p.m., police arrested Daniel Casperson, 43, 94 Brayton Ave., Cranston, on a charge of driving under the influence, second offense. Police say Casperson was arrested as a result of a motor vehicle accident investigation on Pontiac more
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