CUMBERLAND --- Ever since organizations such as Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and Warrior Dash burst onto the scene in 2010, obstacle racing has become the rage and the â€˜to-doâ€™ activity for runners and non-athletes alike in this country and overseas.
Runners would try to complete a race â€“ from your average 5K to a marathon â€“ on a trail course that has its share of mud, ponds, and rocks and is littered with obstacles, ranging from climbing over walls to crossing balance beams, crawling under barbed wire, and jumping over fire pits.
PAWTUCKETâ€”Pawtucket Police have recently come upon a phenomenon involving older model stolen vehicles and apparent cases of ownership fraud somehow slipping through the state's Department of Motor Vehicles registration system.
According to Police Chief Paul King, within the past six months or so, about a dozen cars that city residents have purchased off of private owners have turned out to be stolen, unbeknownst to the new owner. The issue, it seems, is that for cars older than 2000 models, no title is required to register the vehicle in Rhode Island.