Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Rhode Island Drunk Driving Case: Driver faces felony charges in fatal South Kingstown crash

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VIA The Providence Journal

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. -- A South Kingstown man faces charges of impaired driving and driving to endanger, death resulting, in connection to acrash last week that killed one of his passengers,the police said.

Dean Philbrick, 46, who remains in serious condition at Rhode Island Hospital, has agreed to turn himself in to the police after he is released, the police said.

The police said Philbrick was driving east on Torrey Road around 12:10 a.m. on Feb. 15 when his car left the road, hitting a telephone pole and several trees.

Erica Knowles, 23, who was riding in the back seat, was killed.

The front seat passenger, 29-year-old Rebecca Scott of Narragansett, was treated at South County Hospital.

They were wearing seat belts.

The police said the three had worked together at Narragansett's Turtle Soup restaurant.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer Matthew Marin Announces the DISMISSAL of Misdemeanor Marijuana and Shoplifting Charges Pending Against a Client

Attorney Matthew T. Marin announces the DISMISSAL of misdemeanor charges faced by a Client. If you need assistance or are facing Rhode Island drug or shoplifting charges, contact Attorney Matthew T. Marin at 401-228-8271 or mm@matthewtmarin.com.

CHARGES:
(1) SIMPLE POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA (1ST OFFENSE)

(2) MISDEMEANOR SHOPLIFTING (1ST OFFENSE)
POLICE REPORT:
The Client was shopping at a local retail store. While within the store, store security allegedly witnessed the Client taking items off the shelves and placing them within his backpack. The Client then proceeded to the register to checkout and while in line at the register decided to return back into the store. While returning back into the store, the Client was stopped by store security and the local police department. Inside the Client's backpack store security located several items taken from inside the store. The Client was charged with misdemeanor shoplifting. While being processed, the Client was patted down and a small bag containing marijuana was located in his pocket. The Client was then also charged with simple possession of marijuana.
RESULTS: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Rhode Island Drug Lawyer Matthew T. Marin Announces the DISMISSAL of Misdemeanor Marijuana Charges Pending Against a Client

Attorney Matthew T. Marin announces the DISMISSAL of misdemeanor drug charges faced by a Client. If you need assistance or are facing Rhode Island marijuana charges or other Rhode Island drug charges, contact Attorney Matthew T. Marin at 401-228-8271 or mm@matthewtmarin.com.

CHARGE: SIMPLE POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA (1ST OFFENSE)
POLICE REPORT:
The Client was driving home late at night after getting off from work. As her motor vehicle passed two stationary police cruisers, the Police pulled her over for failing to use a turn signal when changing lanes. As the Police Officer approached the window, he detected the odor of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. The Officer asked the Client if she had anything illegal in the vehicle and the Client handed the Officer a small amount of marijuana. The Client was then arrested and charged with simple possession of marijuana, first offense.
RESULTS: DISMISSED

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Rhode Island Drug Case: Man comes to station smelling of pot

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VIA Turn To 10.com

Burrillville police arrested a man on a variety of drug charges.

Police said Nathan Paff, 33, showed up at Burrillville police on Tuesday to retrieve a car that was stolen from him in January.

Police said Detective Sgt. Guy Riendeau noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from Paff while taking to him.

Riendeau found 2 and a half pounds of marijuana, 182 morphine tablets and assorted other drugs in the car Paff drove to the police station.

Paff was charged with two drug counts. He was arraigned in Providence District Court and ordred held without bail.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Rhode Island Drug Case: Bristol police seize drugs, arrest man with multiple charges

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VIA WPRO.com

Bristol Police charge Manuel Chaves, 33, with three felony counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Intent to Deliver.

Chaves was arrested on Friday, Feb. 3, in the parking lot behind the Cup Defenders Association in Bristol after police found two grams of cocaine in his possession. Police then executed a search warrant for his home.

At Chaves' residence, officer seized approximately 50 grams of cocaine, oxycodone, methadone, illegal steroids, numerous prescription pills, scale ledgers, cell phones, computers, and almost $700 in cash.

Police also arrested Durval Cordeiro, 41, who was seated in the back of the vehicle with Chaves, for possession of methadone.

The Bristol Police Department says Chaves is known for having pending illegal narcotics charges in Bristol, Warren and Middletown.

He was arraigned on Feb. 4, held without bail and transferred to the ACI.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Rhode Island Case: Students confront police during arrest at RWU dorm

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VIA East Bay RI.com

By Bruce Burdett

PORTSMOUTH — They went to the Roger Williams dorms Friday night for a marijuana complaint but police officers soon found themselves facing a taunting crowd of students.

By the time the incident had ended, two students were under arrest and a police officer was being treated at Newport Hospital for a dislocated shoulder.

The first officer responded to a 10:21 p.m. report from a resident assistant at the Baypoint facility on Anthony Road that there was a strong odor of marijuana coming from a room.

While the officer was arresting Ian W. Walsh, 20, of Wolcott, Conn., on a marijuana possession charge, he said another student approached him outside and demanded to know why someone was being arrested.

That student, later identified as John D. Delucia, 19, of Waterbury, Conn., was asked to leave and was also asked to pull up his pants which the officer said were hanging low, leaving his underwear exposed with a woman present.

The officer said the student replied, “I can wear my ----ing pants however I want,” and let his pants fall to his knees.

The officer said that Mr. Delucia and other students who had gathered began yelling “----ing pigs ... We let you go to school for free.”

Police said several students attempted to get some of the others to back off but that Mr. Delucia then mooned and swore at the first officer and officer Scott Sullivan who had recently arrived.

Officer Sullivan went after Mr. Delucia who tried to run into the dorm but found the door locked. They collided, officer Sullivan said, and they both went down. The officer said he heard his shoulder pop and could not move his arm, leaving him unable to handcuff Mr. Delucia (another officer had to help).

Mr. Delucia was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstructing a police officer.

On Monday, Deputy Chief Jeffrey Furtado said this is the first time in his memory that an episode involving college students has escalated in such a way here, adding that it is “scary” for a lone officer to be confronted by a threatening group.

Officer Sullivan remains off duty for treatment of his injury.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Rhode Island Drug Case: Alleged drug dealer arrested in Woonsocket

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VIA The Valley Breeze

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket Police Officers Patrick Cahill. Joseph Brazil, and Justin LaRoche arrested Kyle H. Rivera, 24, of 174 Robinson St. this week on charges of possession of cocaine and marijuana, with intent to deliver.

Police say Rivera was caught attempting to dispose of 17 grams of cocaine and about 10 grams of marijuana with a combined street value of about $1,500. He was arraigned in district court and released after posting $40,000 surety bail.

Police say they spotted Rivera and his cache of drugs while searching for Steve Beaulieu, 27, who was wanted for domestic assault of his girlfriend. The Morin Heights residents was located at Rivera's apartment, arraigned and held as a violator on that charge.