Cranston Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • 13 arrested in paid-sex sting

    Thursday Feb 4 | via Warwickonline.com 

    According to a statement from Chief of Police Col. Michael Winquist, detectives and agents set up "at an undisclosed location in Cranston" on Jan. 29. The statement indicates the focus of the operation was on "attacking the demand side of prostitution" - those responding to advertisements posted by escorts on Backpage.com.

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  • Milford 'John' Among 13 Arrested in Backpage.com Pro...

    Thursday Feb 4 | via Patch.com 

    A police sting targeting men using Backpage.com to find prostitutes has led to the arrests of 13 men from across Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Members of the Cranston Police Special Victims Unit, along with the Rhode Island Human Trafficking Task Force, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Providence Police Department conducted the sting operation using undercover operatives who posted ads on Backpage.com.

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  • Barrington Man Arrested in Backpage.com Sting Target...

    Thursday Feb 4 | via Patch.com 

    A police sting targeting men using Backpage.com to find prostitutes has led to the arrests of 13 men from across Rhode Island and Massachusetts, including a Barrington man. Members of the Cranston Police Special Victims Unit, along with the Rhode Island Human Trafficking Task Force, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Providence Police Department conducted the sting operation using undercover operatives who posted ads on Backpage.com.

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  • Suspect in One-Man Crime Wave Indicted for Knifepoin...

    Thursday Feb 4 | via Patch.com 

    A 19-year-old Cranston man who police say is responsible for a string of violent crimes last year was indicted by the Providence County Grand Jury on Thursday in connection with a November knifepoint robbery of a pedestrian in an intersection. Kwame Colon, 18, of 9 Welfare Ave., was indicted on charges of first-degree robbery, one count of conspiracy and one count of simple assault along with a co-conspirator, Jaylen Johnson, 18, of 431 Auburn St., Cranston, who faces identical charges.

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  • Warren Man Admits Robbing Cranston Bank

    Friday Jan 29 | via Patch.com 

    A 35-year-old Warren man admitted to robbing two Rhode Island banks in 2013 before U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell in Providence on Thursday. Trever Krous Gaskell pleaded guilty to two counts of bank robbery, confessing that he robbed a Washington Trust branch in Cranston and a Bank of Newport in Warren in January and April of 2013 respectively.

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  • Men involved in Cranston shootout arrested

    Thursday Jan 28 | via WLNE-TV Providence 

    Bertram Wage, 34, of Warwick and Luis Lopez, 33, of Providence have both been taken into custody. The shooting took place on Jan. 23, shortly after 2:30 in the morning.

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  • Two Charged in Shooting Outside Cranston Apartment C...

    Thursday Jan 28 | via Patch.com 

    Bertram Ware got out of jail on Jan. 21. Two days later, he was back behind bars after allegedly shooting up a car belonging to a man involved with his ex girlfriend. Cranston police arrested Ware, 34, of 161 Easton Ave., Warwick, and another man in connection with the Jan. 23 shooting outside the Farmington Terrace apartment complex that left the car with several bullet holes, shell casings on the ground and rattled residents who heard gunfire in the early morning hours.

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  • Cranston Woman Charged with Child Rape, Providing Ma...

    Wednesday Jan 20 | via Patch.com 

    A 67-year-old Cranston woman has been indicted on multiple sexual assault charges for allegedly raping and assaulting children and providing a 31-year-old Providence man access to underage victims. In a secret indictment, Raquel Delgado, of 135 Westwood Ave., was charged with two first-degree sexual assault counts, along with three counts of second-degree sexual assault, one count of assault with intent to commit sexual assault and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon.

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  • Meat theft suspect back in jail on similar charge

    Monday Jan 18 | via KRISTV.COM Corpus Christi 

    One of the strangest theft cases we heard in 2015 has apparently carried over to 2016. 29-year-old Phillip Guthrie is yet again accused of stealing meat from a grocery store.

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  • Police arrest man in Warwick armed robbery

    Friday Jan 8 | via WLNE-TV Providence 

    A clerk at Just Dan's Convenience Store on Post Road told police that a man, described as a young Hispanic male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a bandana over his face, entered the store on January 2nd and pointed a gun at her. The suspect, identified as Tylor Ryan, of Cranston, took about $2,000 cash from the safe and fled the store.

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  • Four City Plow Trucks Stolen in Two Weeks

    Jan 5, 2016 | via Patch.com 

    Detectives continue to investigate the brazen theft of four city snowplows from two different parking lots in a case that has expanded to multiple jurisdictions. "We're getting information from other agencies investigating similar crimes," said Cranston Police Acting Cap.

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Cranston Law

Can u get your license back after a dui from 10 yrs. ago. Did not complete community service or drivers retraining.
Have not driven since dui charges. Never did anything about it.
You need to sit down with an attorney & have them review your previous case. If you owe court fine those will have to...
Will I be able to reinstate my privilege to drive in mass w a expired license even tho I'm from Rhode Island??
I am a Rhode Island licensee and I am serving a dui in mass. I'm already 3 months into my refusal in mass, ri hasn't found out yet but my license expired this month I was going to ride it out and not drive in both states but what will happen if I try to renew my license or tell my state? Also if I do decide to wait it out what will I need to bring to reinstate my license privilege in mass?
There is an excellent chance RI will know about the Mass. DUI suspension. If they don't know yet, they will likely...
How can you be found guilty on something you never went to court over
I received a DUI in 1986 and Rhode Island I just found out about it a few months ago and they put a block on my California license how can I get this resolved This happened in 1986Never went to court over it never get anything in the mail
Not going to court often opens one up to a default judgement. It is difficult to fathom how you could be unaware of...
So what should I do??
So when I was 18 I was pulled over and charged with dui and driving without a licence in the state of Ct. I went to court did all that was required. Later I got my licence in RI where I live and have lived my whole life so more bad stuff happened to me in RI and I lost my licence due to a speeding fine I never paid. That's when the crap hit the fan Ct state troopers called my father whom I'm employed by and told him they had been looking for me for 5+ years and I needed to turn myself in so I did payed 300 to bail myself out went to court and got slammed had to do everything over again fines community service drug testing every week the works well it's been over 5 years since I have done all of that and I still according to the ri Dmv I'm unable to obtain my license due to a block the state of Ct has on my license how do I go about fixing this problem!?!?!? I honestly think I need a lawyer because this is crazy my life has been on hold for so many years now its frustrating.
If you honestly think you need a lawyer, chances are you honestly need the best lawyer you can find to help you unravel...
Refusal question, if you plea to the dui in District court will the refusal be dismissed in the traffic court?
Just wondering how that works, thanks for any information.
It's not automatic and there is no special formula to reach this kind of disposition. Best to contact a skilled DUI...
My license was suspended in Mass for OUI but my New York State license is valid, can I drive in states other than Massachusetts?
I have a NYS license and just downloaded my driving record which states the license is valid. Will I have any issue driving in other states?
No under the interstate compact of 1983 ur license will shoos suspended if police fun it. It is also illegal to have...
If i had a misdemeanor dui in rhode island am i allowed to puchase a firearm?
Have misdemeanor receiving stolen property and misdemeanor dui on my record
Well, the general rule is you can't have a gun if you are a felon. Many states restrict if you have protective orders,...