More than 30 years later, a break in the death of a R.I. 10-year-old

A forensic scientist at the Rhode Island Department of Health determined on Wednesday that DNA from blood stains on the crotch of Christine's pants "was consistent" with the DNA profile of a man who was living above Saints Market when she stopped to buy milk on Jan. 6, 1988 July 18, 2019 PAWTUCKET, R.I. — A man who had lived above a market where a ...

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Mold in Scituate police station could force temporary move, transfer of prisoners

Mold has rendered some police evidence unrecognizable Enter Article DATE HERE SCITUATE -- After fielding reports on a severe mold problem at the town's police department, Scituate town officials talked Thursday night about moving the police force to a fire station and locking up prisoners overnight in other towns. The council took up the discu...

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ARLENE VIOLET - ‘Monkey business’ at NP Police

found that at least 100 items, including a handgun, six green pills, crack cocaine, a ring, two necklaces, and a computer laptop are missing or misplace May 9, 2017 North Providence Acting Police Chief Christopher Pelagio has led a charmed life. He leap-frogged over three captains and was appointed by Mayor Charles Lombardi as acting deputy chief i...

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North Providence police audit misses deadline


Of the 26,000 pieces of evidence in the room, Lombardi said 200 pieces still need to be logged. June 12, 2015 NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The mayor's deadline for the completion of an audit of the evidence came and went. And more than two weeks after that May 26 deadline passed - there's still "quite a bit of work to do," Mayor Charles Lombardi said i...

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Police say they're frustrated with lengthy evidence room audit


Mayor Lombardi: 'Get it done. I don't want to hear it anymore May 2, 2017 NORTH PROVIDENCE – Police officials say they believe more than half of 100 or more items that have gone missing from the North Providence Police Department's evidence rooms will eventually be found in the department. Items still unaccounted for include two "crack cocaine buys...

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Long Branch man convicted for 1988 rape exonerated by DNA evidence


Dion Harrell was officially exonerated for a 1988 rape he did not commit thanks to DNA evidence. August 3, 2016 News Long Branch man convicted for 1988 rape exonerated by DNA evidence  Dion Harrell was officially exonerated for a 1988 rape he did not commit thanks to DNA evidence. (8/3/16) FREEHOLD - A Long Branch man who served four years in ...

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Providence police officer pleads guilty in theft case


Providence Police Officer Michael McCarty pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement in connection with his 2014 arrest for taking items and cash from the Public Safety Complex evidence locker.  July 19, 2016 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence Police Officer Michael McCarty pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement in connection with his ...

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RI police dispatcher charged with stealing $8K

The Boston Globe, boston.comBYLINE: The Associated PressLink to ArticleWest Greenwich, RIWEST GREENWICH, R.I.—A Rhode Island police dispatcher has been charged with stealing $8,000 from an evidence room by climbing through a ...

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I-Team: Evidence missing from Woonsocket PD

NBC 10 WJAR, Turn to 10.com, turnto10.comBYLINE: Jim TaricaniWoonsocket, RIEvidence in a criminal case involving the Woonsocket Police Department is missing, the NBC 10 I-Team reported Thursday.The I-Team found out that two y...

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RI police chief charged with larceny after chase

San Antonio Express-News, mysanantonio.comBYLINE: LAURA CRIMALDI, Associated PressLink to ArticleNorth Providence, RISCITUATE, R.I. (AP) — The police chief of North Providence, R.I., was arrested Thursday by state police on f...

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RI police chief charged with larceny after chase

San Antonio Express-News, mysanantonio.comBYLINE: LAURA CRIMALDI, Associated PressLink to ArticleNorth Providence, RISCITUATE, R.I. (AP) — The police chief of North Providence, R.I., was arrested Thursday by state police on f...

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Messy LI Crime Lab Fallout Now Includes Missing Marijuana

Gothamist LLC, gothamist, gothamist.comBYLINE: Christopher Robbins, Link to ArticleLong Island, NYAPMarijuana bound for a Pennsylvania crime lab to be tested in a Long Island drug case mysteriously disappea...

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Veteran Providence patrolman accused of stealing jewelry from evidence room

Providence Journal, providencejournal.comBYLINE: AMANDA MILKOVITS, Journal Staff Writer, Providence, RIProvidence Patrolman Michael McCarthy in 2012 PROVIDENCE JOURNAl FILES / KATHY BORCHERSPROV...

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Officer Charged with Stealing from Evidence Room

NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press, 920whjj.comBYLINE: Associated PressProvidence, RIPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Providence police officer has been charged with stealing jewelry from a police evidence room, and city of...

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Providence police officer indicted on charges he stole jewelry, other items...

Home News Enterprises, Daily Journal, dailyjournal.netBYLINE: THE ASSOCIATED PRESSProvidence, RIPROVIDENCE, Rhode Island — A Providence officer accused of stealing jewelry and other items from a police evidence room has been ...

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