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August 27th, 2014
PAWTUCKET â Two 21-year-old men got more than they bargained for when they had $20 stolen in a drug deal gone awry Wednesday afternoon, then ended up fleeing the drug dealers after one of them pulled a knife, police said.
Police Maj. Arthur Martins said the two 21-year-olds were trying to purchase marijuana from two drug dealers at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The dealers got in the alleged victimsâ car and grabbed the cash without turning over the pot, Martins said.
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PAWTUCKET â A Taunton, Mass., woman is in trouble with the law after twice asking co-workers to change $100 bills that turned out to be bogus, according to police.
Samantha Doyle, 23, was in possession of two more counterfeit C-notes when police confronted her Friday at the specialty meat-packing company, Gourmet Advantage on Delta Drive.
Doyle had no explanation for the source of the phony bills she allegedly passed off on co-workers, or the other two in her possession, said Detective Capt. John Seebeck.
The most obvious problem with the fake Benjamins?
CENTRAL FALLS â One of the ways that Central Falls resolved its 2011 bankruptcy was by drastically cutting the pensions of city retirees, in some cases by as much as 55 percent. As a result, some retired police officers and firefighters lost their homes to foreclosure; some wound up on welfare.
To make matters worse, their health care package was also reduced, a severe blow for many of the aging cops and firemen, some of them with lingering injuries they sustained on the job.
CUMBERLAND â Cumberland Police have not yet located 16-year-old Margaret Weece and would like to hear more information about the teenagerâs whereabouts.
Police Capt. Douglas Chiullo said on Monday that the Weece is still listed as a missing runaway with national missing children agencies and that status has not changed.
âShe is entered as a missing teen and if any law enforcement agency has contact with her that information will pop up,â he said.
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PAWTUCKET â Having recently retired from a career in x-ray technology, Kathy Moore found herself with the urge to continue to provide a valuable service.
However, the resource she is hoping to contribute will extend far beyond Pawtucket, and even the United States, as she is seeking donations to purchase needed x-ray technology for people in Sokode, Togo, in western Africa.
PAWTUCKET â What began as a verbal dispute soon escalated into an attempted physical assault on Wednesday, when a city man tried to attack three people who were standing at the corner of Allen Avenue and Cottage Street with a Samurai sword, police said.
Timothy Greve, 28, was charged with three counts of felony assault after he approached the trio of neighbors wielding the weapon.
PAWTUCKET â Students and faculty at Elizabeth Baldwin Elementary School live by âthe three Rsâ, a credo that teaches them to always be mindful of being respectful, responsible, and ready to learn.
PAWTUCKET â Complaints from neighbors helped local police zero in on a man who was allegedly selling cocaine near two schools Friday morning.
Mauricio Guzman, 30, is held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions, Cranston, after police seized 19 grams of cocaine from his second-floor apartment at 290 Lonsdale Ave.
Undercover narcotics officers obtained a warrant to search Guzmanâs apartment Friday after opening an investigation based on neighborsâ complaints about after-hours visitors and high foot traffic at the residence, according to Major Arthur Martins.
PAWTUCKET â Ivy Duffy, 76, of Providence, got a taste of Greek culture while taking a sailing cruise through the Greek islands with her husband Charlie last year, and figured to add to her experiences with a visit to the Grecian Festival at Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church on Sunday.
Her interest was also heightened by her friendship with a dance teacher, Andrea Vastis, who helps run the Greek Pride of Rhode Island dance troupe starring at the Walcott Street churchâs 87th annual festival.
EAST PROVIDENCE â Police yesterday released a description and composite sketch of the man they believe shot 42-year-old shop owner Yusef AâVant to death in his Pawtucket Avenue barbershop on Wednesday afternoon.
East Providence Police Chief Christopher J. Parella said investigators are looking for a black male believed to be in his late 30s to early 40s, who is approximately 5-foot-11 tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He was wearing a camouflage jacket at the time of the shooting
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EAST PROVIDENCE â Police yesterday released a description and composite sketch of the man they believe shot 42-year-old barbershop owner Yusef AâVant to death in his Pawtucket Avenue business on Wednesday afternoon.
East Providence Police Chief Christopher J. Parella said investigators are looking for a black male believed to be in his late 30âs to early 40âs, who is approximately 5â11â tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He was wearing a camouflage jacket at the time of the shooting
PAWTUCKET â No one was injured and three people were arrested Wednesday night after a reported shooting incident outside an apartment building on John Street, police said.
At approximately 6:20 Wednesday night, police received several calls from people who reported hearing gunshots near an apartment building at 48 John St. and seeing a black Lexus fleeing the scene.
EAST PROVIDENCE â A well-known local barber was fatally shot in his Krazy Kuts business at 2400 Pawtucket Ave. Wednesday afternoon, a killing that has put residents of the neighborhood on edge.
Yusef Avant, 42, who has previously been listed as living in an apartment at the 2400 Pawtucket Ave. property, was shot inside the shop, and was transported by rescue to Rhode Island Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to East Providence Police.
LINCOLN – Police are investigating the second armed robbery of the Bank of America at 611 Smithfield Ave. in four months after a man entered the branch Monday afternoon and demanded money while threatening a teller with a handgun, according to police.
Lincoln Police Captain Philip Gould said the police department received a call from the branch at 3:55 p.m. reporting an unidentified male had walked in and pulled out a black handgun before demanding money from the bank teller.
PAWTUCKET â Thanks to the continued dedication of a group of area veterans and their devoted supporters, Pawtucket once again hosted the annua Victory Day memorial event on Monday at the Veterans Amphitheatre, adjacent to the City Hall complex, with numerous speakers praising the sacrifices made by veterans to preserve the nationâs freedom.
Victory Day signaled the end to the War in the Pacific that concluded World War II.
PAWTUCKET â It was a big night at McCoy Stadium Sunday night with lots of stars, both from sports and entertainment, shining bright, and all for singer and Providence native Jeffrey Osborneâs charitable foundation and the Pawtucket Red Sox Charitable Trust.
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PAWTUCKET â A 13-year-old girl committed suicide Thursday by deliberately running into the path of an oncoming vehicle on I-95 southbound, at the foot of the Broadway ramp, according to the state police.
The girl was distraught over a âsituation with her boyfriendâ that came to a head shortly before she was struck by the car, about 2 a.m., according to Lt. Col. Michael Winquist.
She was pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital a short time later.
The victimâs name was withheld, but Winquist said her family lives in Pawtucket.
âObviously itâs a very tragic situation,â he said.
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