Archive - Dec 19, 2012 - News Article
PAWTUCKET â€” As 2012 winds down, five new police officers were added to the Pawtucket Police Department to fill vacancies that have occurred through attrition.
In a quiet ceremony at Pawtucket City Hall on Wednesday, the five officer candidates, who all graduated earlier that day from the Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy, were sworn in by Director of Administration/Public Safety Director Antonio Pires. Pires explained that Mayor Donald Grebien, could not attend due to an illness.
LINCOLN â€” Local deer could soon be the targets of hunters following a 3-2 Town Council vote allowing archery hunting as a way to reduce the townâ€™s growing deer population.
The hunting season measure worked out by the Councilâ€™s ordinance committee came up before the five-member full panel for action without a recommendation but was approved with Council President Keith Macksoud, and council members Kenneth Pichette and Arthur Russo in favor and members James Jahnz and John Flynn opposed.
PAWTUCKETâ€” Unfortunately, 'tis the season for robberies of package deliveries.
On Tuesday, Pawtucket Police arrested a city man for committing such a crime â€”the second incident in five days.
According to Major Arthur Martins, on Tuesday at approximately 1:15 p.m., Pawtucket Police received a call from a resident who noticed a male removing a box from the porch of a house on Grand Avenue. The witness provided police with a description of the suspect and of the box he was carrying. Several officers arrived in the Grand Avenue area and a suspect was found on London Avenue.
PAWTUCKET â€” With both she and her husband being of Polish heritage, it was always natural for Jean Babiec to celebrate Christmas Eve with a â€śWigiliaâ€ť meatless menu. She made sure to purchase the â€śoplatekâ€ť and always set the dinner table with a pure white tablecloth and one extra place setting, with some pieces of hay placed under it.