Friday, April 5, 2013
The caller said it was because state police failed to bring criminal charges against the driver who rear-ended Sully Sanchez in EG last fall, killing her and her unborn baby.
Rhode Island State Police Col. Steven O'Donnell has issued a request asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect who called the Warren Police Department and threatened state officers. According to O'Donnell, the caller contacted the Warrent department on Feb. 8, the day after Benjamin Servideo, 24, of Newport, pleaded guilty to two traffic violations stemming from a fatal car accident in East Greenwich. Rhode Island Atty. Gen. Peter Kilmartin and the state police declined to file criminal charges against Servideo in the accident, which killed Sullynette Sanchez, 23, of Providence. At the time, Sanchez was eight months pregnant. Doctors delivered the baby, but he died two weeks later. "State Police officers will be assassinated …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
They will be stepping up enforcement for speeding, driving while impaired, aggressive driving, texting violations, seat belt, and child restraint violations.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Rhode Island State Police Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell announced today that during the upcoming New Year’s holiday, the Rhode Island State Police will have additional patrols throughout the state. The force will be stepping up enforcement for speeding, driving while impaired, aggressive driving, texting violations, seat belt, and child restraint violations. These patrols are in addition to regular patrols and are targeting impaired and reckless operators. The goal is to make our highways safer and everyone’s New Year a happy and memorable one, O'Donnell said in a release. During the holiday weekend, there is an expected an increase in the volume of traffic along the highways throughout the state. Motorists can immediately report …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Bob Houghtaling recalls the day nine years ago when the State Police raided the Narragansett smoke shop.
A little more than nine years ago I accompanied my daughter to a rally held by the Narragansett people (Indians) pertaining to a raid on their smoke shop a few days before by Rhode Island State Police. At the time I thought it was important that Nicole and I learn more about the issue at hand, as well as seek to participate in a healing process. I also faxed a letter to Governor Carcieri’s office earlier that day expressing a few thoughts. To put it mildly I found the smoke shop raid disturbing. Some have asserted that the Narragansett Tribe forced the state’s hand by opening a business that circumvented taxes. Others have also claimed that the Narragansett were picking a fight because they had been denied an opportunity to build a casino…