Friday, March 1, 2013
Woonsocket man will serve five years probation upon his release.
Felix Reyes, 20, of Woonsocket, was sentenced yesterday to 60 months in federal prison for possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, announced United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha and Woonsocket Police Chief Thomas S. Carey. At sentencing, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Mary M. Lisi also ordered Reyes to serve 5 years of supervised release upon completion of his prison term. Reyes pleaded guilty on Dec. 4, 2012, to one count of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base. According to information presented to the court, Reyes was arrested by Woonsocket Police in March 2012 following a brief foot chase, after an officer on routine patrol noticed Reyes acting in a suspicious manner. As the officer approached …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The following arrest information was supplied by the RI State Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
Scituate barracks: Troopers catch up with man failing to appear on pot charge At 2:35 p.m., Feb. 6 Troopers arrested Jamel Alvarez, age 20, of 223 Front St. Woonsocket, RI for: 1) Fugitive From Justice, 2) Sixth District Division Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear/Ability to Pay on the original charge of Possession of Marijuana from the Cumberland Police Department, 3) Obstruction of a Police Officer, and 4) Resisting Arrest. Alvarez was transported to Rhode Island State Police Headquarters, processed, arraigned, and later turned over to the Adult Corrections Institute Intake Center. Man arrested for cocaine possession charge At 2:35 p.m. Feb. 6, Troopers arrested Jose Perez, age 19, of 939 Bernon St. Woonsocket, RI for Possession…
Monday, February 4, 2013
Woonsocket Police, DEA, RI State Police joint effort led to RI's biggest cocaine seizure.
Andrew Rios, 41, of California, was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court to 15.5 years in federal prison on drug trafficking charges, in connection with the seizure of 65 kilos of cocaine and more than $1.2 million in cash in North Kingstown in 2011. The Woonsocket Police Department worked with the DEA and Rhode Island State Police in a joint partnership resulting in the bust, the largest cocaine seizure ever in Rhode Island. U.S District Court Judge William E. Smith also ordered Rios to serve 5 years of supervised release upon completion of his prison term. Rios pleaded guilty on Oct. 1, 2012, to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and one count of …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The following arrest information was provided by the Woonsocket Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
If you're going to drive around without a valid driver's license carrying two illegal knives, with marijuana in the console and cocaine in the trunk, you should probably pay special attention to stop signs. But on Jan. 25 at 12:25 a.m., Officer Jason Berthelette saw the 2001 blue Chevy Impala driven by Josue Hernandez, 21, of 146 Burrington St., fail to stop at the intersection of Harris Avenue and pulled him over. According to Berthelette's report, Hernandez told him his license was suspended. A search of Hernandez found two knives, one measuring three and one-eighths inches and the other measuring three and one-half inches, both illegal lengths. An search of Hernandez's vehicle turned up a bag of marijuana in the center console, a …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Police arrested Chyron Abney Thursday after acting on two warrants.
The Woonsocket Police Vice Squad arrested a local man Thursday for selling cocaine, finding crack, marijuana, counterfeit bills and pills at his Olo Street apartment in the process. Police arrested Chyron Abney of 27 Olo St., 1st floor, seizing $580 worth of crack cocaine, $200 worth of marijuana, six fake $20 bills and precription medications not prescribed to him. As part of an ongoing investigation by the Vice Squad, an arrest warrant was obtained for Abney for two counts of Delivery of Cocaine along with a search warrant for Abney’s apartment, according to a release from Woonsocket Police Public Information Officer Det. Jamie Paone. On Thursday, Nov. 1, Abney was seen by the Vice Squad driving a green Pontiac on Arnold Street, …
Friday, August 31, 2012
This arrest information was supplied by the Woonsocket Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Two Woonsocket Police officers on foot patrol in World War II Park Thursday caught a man trying to ditch several bags of cocaine and heroin before they noticed. The officers' rounds were part of the Woonsocket Police Department’s ongoing patrols of the park, according to a release from WPD Public Information Officer Jamie L. Paone. The park is bordered by Social Street and East School Street. At about 6:30 p.m., the officers noticed a man in a vehicle on East School Street and approached him. The man got out of his vehicle as they came near, and placed a plastic grocery bag in the bushes. When officers checked the bag they discovered several smaller individually wrapped bags of what they suspected was heroin and crack cocaine. In the …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Missed court date arrest leads to more serious charge for city man.
Police arrested Bernandino Garcia, 42, of 1148 Diamond Hill Road at Brunswick Walnut Hill Bowl, 1666 Diamond Hill Road, July 22 at 11:56 p.m. on a warrant for failing to show in court on a previous charge. A search of Garcia revealed three small, clear bags of white, powdery substance in his left front pocket that was later identified as cocaine, worth about $60. He was charged with possession of cocaine, a felony. Garcia was arrested and processed at Woonsocket Police Headquarters without incident.