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James Harrison’s story does not stir sympathy. The Johnston man was accused of peeping through a young neighbor’s window in May. The next morning he allegedly killed his mother and a … more
Early Monday morning, Johnston Police spotted a vehicle wanted in connection to a Providence shooting. According to Johnston Police Chief Mark A. Vieira, they chased the vehicle; the occupants … more
On 11/27/23 at approximately 2331hrs, Officers arrested a 30-year-old Cranston man for (1) count of Domestic Disorderly Conduct, and (1) count of Resisting Legal or Illegal Arrest as a result of a … more
LAST WEEK’S ASSAULT: At 2:33 p.m. on Nov. 12, Cranston Police arrested David Francisco, 44, of 133 Dunedin Street, Cranston, for Assault on a Person Over 60 Causing Bodily Injury, Domestic … more
Look both ways and say a Hail Mary. Crossing the street in the Ocean State can be tricky, at best — and deadly, at worst. Last week, a teacher (and nun) was seriously injured while … more
DOMESTIC ASSAULT At 8:22 p.m., on Nov. 6, Cranston Police Officers arrested Christopher Conti, 32, of 196 Clarence St., Cranston, for Domestic Simple Assault and Domestic Disorderly Conduct as … more
A Cranston man has been arrested and charged following the “accidental” shooting of his four-year-old son, according to Cranston Police Chief Col. Michael J. Winquist. The child was … more
Assault On 10/28/23 at 0712hrs Officers arrested Lauren C Croce, 36, of 42 Ivanhoe St, for Domestic Simple Assault, and Domestic Disorderly Conduct. Arrest the result of a disturbance call at … more
Assault On 10/21/23 at 0956 hours Officers arrested Maria Cardenas Flores (26) of 93 Hillwood St. Apt # 4 Cranston, for Domestic Simple Assault and Domestic Disorderly Conduct. Arrest is the … more
Affidavit On 10/13/23 at approximately 2324 hrs., Officers arrested Vanessa Piscitelli, 36, of 183 Hazelton St. Cranston RI, for an arrest affidavit from North Providence Police. The arrest was … more
Johnston Police and the state's Violent Fugitive Task Force made an arrest in last Wednesday’s shooting at City Limit Auto Sales on Hartford Avenue. “Our main objective is to protect … more
Assault On 10/7/23 at 0015 hours Officers arrested Jonathan Palumbo (42) of 1644 Broad St. Apt # C2 Cranston, for Domestic Simple Assault, Domestic Disorderly Conduct, and Domestic Refusal to … more
Assault On 9/20/23 at 1427 hrs, Officers arrested Nicholas Cardillo, 46, of 314 Shawomet Ave, Warwick for Domestic Simple Assault and Domestic Disorderly Conduct. Arrest was the result of a call … more
Joe Razza was a runner. Daily, the town native could be spotted dashing up and down the hills of Johnston while off-duty. The former Johnston police chief stepped down last year as his health declined rapidly and unexpectedly. On Friday, Sept. 29 — following the announcement of his death — Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee ordered the state’s flags lowered in honor of the late Joseph P. Razza. He was 54 years old. more
Two Johnston High School students were arrested last week following an assault on the school’s police department-assigned Resource Officer. Around 10 a.m., Thursday, Johnston Police … more
Around 9:30 a.m., July 28, Johnston Police Patrolman Aaron Blanco was on a fixed post at 1074 Plainfield St., when he spotted a black Mercedes traveling approximately 10 miles over the speed limit. … more
Assault On 9/12/2023 at 0823 hours SVU & CIU Detective(s) arrested Olga I Gomes, 79, of Woodbine St., Cranston for domestic assault on person > 60 causing bodily injury as a result of an … more
UPDATE: The Johnston Police Department asked the public for assistance locating a stolen car. The vehicle, pictured here, was taken from the victim’s driveway on Capri Drive around 2:30 a.m. on … more
The water looks deep. But that guy made it through. I can’t back up now. Just accelerate and pray? Ocean State drivers find themselves in an increasingly familiar quandary. Drive … more
Assault On 9/3/23 at approximately 1645 HRS., Officers arrested Keven Peterson, 32 of 1185 Narragansett Blvd #117, charging him with one (1) count of Domestic Assault and one (1) count of … more
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