Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Rhode Island Drunk Driving and Drug Case: Police Called For Intoxicated Teen, Arrest His Brother

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VIA EastBayRI.com

Barrington teenager faces three charges stemming from Saturday incident

BARRINGTON - Barrington Police received a 911 call for an 18-year-old Barrington man possibly overdosing on drugs but later arrested his 16-year-old brother who reportedly became belligerent with officers.

On Saturday, Nov. 26 at about 11:30 p.m., police received a 911 call from someone at St. Andrew's School on Federal Road. The caller said her son was likely overdosing on drugs and needed immediate medical attention.

Police officers and firefighters responded to the area and located the 18-year-old; the teenager's brother and father were trying to restrain the individual. An officer put the 18-year-old in handcuffs and asked him if he had taken any medications. According to the report, the officer could smell the odor of alcohol on the teenager's breath.

Meanwhile, the 16-year-old brother of the allegedly intoxicated teenager started yelling at his sibling. The officers told the younger brother to quiet down, but that only led to him hollering at the police officers. The younger brother grew more unruly and eventually began swearing at the officers, according to the report.

Police then charged the 16-year-old with disorderly conduct, obstructing an officer in the execution of duty and resisting arrest.

Police did not charge the older brother.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Rhode Island Drug and Weapons Case: 2 sentenced for drug & gun trafficking

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VIA WPRI.com


By Melissa Sardelli

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) - Two men charged with trafficking drugs and firearms in Woonsocket have been sentenced to federal prison.

Anthony Otero, 39, of New York was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. Aaron M. Swan, 24, of Woonsocket, was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison.

Both of the men will have 3 years of supervised release once they are finished serving their prison sentences.

The arrests were a result of a two-year long investigation by local and federal authorities.

So far, 19 people have been charged, more than three dozen firearms and drugs including crack cocaine, marijuana, and ecstasy pills have been seized.

Woonsocket Police Chief Thomas Carey launched the investigation with the U.S. Attorney's Office and the ATF, targeting those individuals who were "compromising the quality of life" of Woonsocket residents.

Otero and Swan pleaded guilty to various charges in August 2011.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Rhode Island Drunk Driving Cases: Four Charged With Duis In Barrington Over The Weekend

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VIA EAST BAY RI ONLINE

- Barrington Police charged four individuals — including two East Bay residents — with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol over the past weekend.


Early Friday morning, at 1:04 a.m., a Barrington Police patrolman stopped a vehicle driven by Providence resident David Adler after he noticed the car had an expired registration decal. Upon approaching the car, the patrolman could reportedly smell the odor of marijuana and he also noticed three cans of beer inside the vehicle.


He eventually ordered Mr. Adler, 19, to perform a field sobriety test, which he reportedly failed. A later search of the car allegedly revealed three 16 ounce beers, an unopened bottle of wine and a marijuana

cigarette.


Police charged Mr. Adler with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol-first offense, refusal to submit to a chemical test, possession of marijuana-first offense, and driving in possession of a controlled substance.

Police did not charge the two passengers.


Early Sunday morning, at 1:26 a.m., a police officer stopped a vehicle being driven by Warren resident Nelson M. Santos, 28, after the officer reportedly saw the car swerving on Route 114 south.


Upon approaching the driver’s side window of the car, the officer could allegedly smell alcohol coming from the driver’s breath and ordered a field sobriety test, which Mr. Santos reportedly failed. Police charged Mr. Santos with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol-first offense, and refusal to submit to a chemical test.


Four hours later, at 5:07 a.m., police charged Julio G. Gomes, 53, of Waterbury, Conn. with DUI-first offense. An officer on a traffic post on Middle Highway reportedly saw the vehicle Mr. Gomes was driving swerve numerous times. A breathalyzer test later revealed that Mr. Gomes’ blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit at .144.


On Monday morning, Nov. 7, at 1:49 a.m., police responded to a single car accident in the area of 150 Middle Highway. The first officer to respond saw a man — Joseph A. Keough, 45, of 19 Terrace Drive — standing outside his car; it appeared the car had just struck a telephone pole.


Mr. Keough reportedly told police that he had not been driving the car, and that another man had been behind the wheel at the time of the accident. He said that other man, whom he would not describe or name, ran into the woods after the accident.


Mr. Keough also reportedly told police that he had not been drinking; officers offered a different opinion and said that they could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from Mr. Keough. Police said the car was registered to Mr. Keough.


The suspect refused to take a breathalyzer test and would not submit to any field sobriety tests. Police charged Mr. Keough with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol-first offense and refusal to submit to a chemical test.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Recent RI Drug Case: North Kingstown woman arrested on drug charges


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VIA THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL ONLINE

November 7, 2011

By Maria Armental


NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. -- A local woman has been arrested on drug and disorderly conduct charges.


Jessica LaFlamme, 23, of 13 Union Dr., Apt. 307, faces charges of possession of crack cocaine with intent to deliver, possession of marijuana, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.


The North Kingstown police obtained a warrant to search LaFlamme's apartment as a result of an investigation into drug activity at the Heritage Village apartment complex.


On Monday morning, the North Kingstown police, Westerly Police K-9 Officer Timothy Manfredi and a special agent from the Drug Enforcement Administration searched LaFlamme's apartment and seized three grams of uncut crack cocaine, $500 in cash, and other drug paraphernalia.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Recent RI case: Five Lincoln High students arrested at homecoming dance


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VIA WPRO online


Lincoln police arrested five Lincoln High School students at the school's homecoming dance for possession of alcohol and marijuana.


At the dance on Friday, October 29, one adult and four juveniles were arrested after school administrators called Lincoln police about an unresponsive student, who was the victim of an apparent alcohol poisoning.

After searching the vehicle in which the arrested students arrived, police seized marijuana and alcohol.

Nicholas DeMeo, the only legal adult among the group at 18-years-old, has been charged with Possession of Marijuana. The four other juvenile students were charged with Possession of Alcohol by an Underage Person and released to their parents.

DeMeo will be arraigned in the 3rd District Court on November 18.

Recent RI Drug and Weapons case: Pawtucket man arrested on drug and weapon charges in Providence

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VIA THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

By Maria Armental

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A Pawtucket man out on bail on a domestic incident was arrested Wednesday night in Providence on drug and weapon charges.

Around 9:30 p.m., the police said, detectives Patrick M. Potter and Kris S. Poplaski spotted a car at a Providence property being watched in an ongoing drug investigation.

The detectives followed the car to West Exchange Street. As officers interviewed the driver and four occupants, they noticed a man in the back seat appeared to conceal something in his pocket.

The police recovered a pistol, and charged Eugene Reid, 30, with possession of a weapon without a license, possession of a weapon after being convicted of a crime of violence, and possession with intent to deliver of a Class D drug.


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Recent RI Drug Case: Two accused of drug trafficking in Glocester arrested in Providence

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VIA THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL


GLOCESTER, R.I. -- Two former Glocester residents who were targets of a months-long investigation by the Glocester police were arraigned before Judge Pamela Woodcock-Pfeiffer Thursday following their arrest at their Providence home.

Police said Michael Pinto, 29, and Lois Stafford, 19, were arrested at their home on Ridge Street on charges of selling cocaine and marijuana out of their former residence on Money Hill Road, Glocester. Police said they found drugs and two semi-automatic pistols in the house.

Pinto was ordered held without bail, pending a hearing on Nov. 3. Stafford was held on $10,000 bail, pending a hearing Dec. 15.

The arrests were carried out by the Glocester police and the Rhode Island State Police Fugitive and Narcotic Task Force.