Friday, May 10, 2013
Cranston Police are hoping to identify these three suspects who have been targeting Walmart.
Cranston Police are looking for a man and two women who allegedly have been stealing cases of Enfamil baby formula and "numerous vacuum cleaners" during the past few months. This photo is of the trio walking out of the Plainfield Pike Walmart on March 21. Police said the group may also be responsible for other similar thefts from Walmarts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The three, all white, appear to be in the 20s to 30s. If you have any information, call Cranston Police at 401-477-5139.
Monday, May 6, 2013
The three-week investigation began in Warwick after the Valero on Post Road was robbed and ended on Tuesday in Johnston.
It took three weeks of connecting dots and collecting evidence, but Cranston Det. Paula Duffy kept plugging away at the case of a serial robber who had held up four Cranston businesses in less than a month, brandishing a handgun every time. Now, a former employee of the Johnston Highway Department — 48-year-old Kenneth Hassell, of 60 Highland Ave., Johnston — is behind bars at the Adult Correctional Institutions and could be spending the next few years in prison, if convicted. It all began when Hassell walked into the Valero Gas Sation on Post Road in Warwick on April 16. It was 2:30 p.m. and he demanded money, flashing his handgun. Witnesses at the scene were able to get a license plate number. That plate number eventually led police to…
Monday, April 15, 2013
The 18-year-olds were arrested after allegedly throwing a Molotov cocktail at an Eagle Road house early Friday morning.
The fire that broke out at 81 Eagle Road in Cranston early Friday morning was an act of arson that erupted after a fight at a house party, Cranston Police said, and two local 18-year-olds are now being held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions. Police said Raymond Bagley, of 19 Eagle Road and James Lopardo of 115 Salem Ave., both in Cranston, were each charged with first-degree arson and conspiracy to commit arson for throwing a Molotov cocktail at the house near the Johnston line around 3 a.m. Friday morning. Cranston firefighters quickly extinguished the house and none of the six people in the house at the time were injured. Cranston Police detectives, members of the Cranston Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations an …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The suspect robbed the Washington Trust on Oaklawn Avenue yesterday afternoon.
Cranston Police are looking for a bank robber who stole an undetermined amount of cash from the Washington Trust on Oaklawn Avenue yesterday afternoon. Cranston Police Capt. Sean Carmody said the man robbed the bank at around 4:08 p.m. after handing a teller a threatening note "while conspicuously displaying the butt end of what appeared to be a firearm." The older white moustached man, who stands between six-feet, two inches and six-feet, four inches tall, was wearing a green knit hat, glasses, blue jeans and a grey sweatshirt. After loading the cash into an attache case he brought with him, the suspect fled on foot towards Miller's Crossing. It is unclear if he got into a car after running away. Members of the Cranston Police Department…
Friday, January 11, 2013
Two men, arrested near the Johnston line, are facing drug charges after they were caught with nearly two pounds of heroin. It all started with a routine traffic stop.
Cranston Police arrested two men and seized nearly two pounds of heroin after a routine traffic stop off Farmington Avenue last week. The street value of the heroin was about $110,000. According to police, Luis Marte, 34, of 151 Farmington Ave.; and Luis Fernandez, 26, of 70 Perkins Ave., were pulled over after police saw them driving a 2006 black BMW on Princess Avenue "committing traffic violations while displaying a suspended license." The officers on patrol were Daniel Dempsey and Austin Smith. Smith, a rookie just three weeks out of the academy, was being shown the ropes by Dempsey when they saw the BMW. The suspects reportedly tried to flee police when Dempsy tried to stop them and they followed the BMW into the parking lot of …