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Westerly woman charged with forgery and theft after police said she cashed a stolen check 

WESTERLY — A 28-year-old local woman was arrested Thursday on forgery and theft charges after the police said she cashed one stolen check and tried to crash another. According to police, the woman, Ariana D. Bruno, of 51 Pleasant St., took checks from a relative and obtained $250 from the account at

WESTERLY SUN - 2018-06-22 17:07:00

Former Rite-Aid employee charged with theft of prescription pills from Westerly pharmacy

WESTERLY — A former employee of Rite-Aid is facing charges after the Westerly police said an investigation found that she had illegally obtained prescription medications. The woman, Caroline Cecilia Walsh, 25, of 92 High St., Apt. 3, Westerly, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of larceny of a contr

WESTERLY SUN - 2018-06-22 17:29:00

Westerly man charged after calling 911 from the back of a police cruiser

WESTERLY — A local man was charged with making a false 911 call, a misdemeanor, after he called a dispatcher from the back of a cruiser to complain about the officer who was giving him a ride.


State Street students get in on the mural fun in Westerly

Cleanup was a chore for students as the paint dried quickly in the sun. State Street School's entire K-4 student body of about 300 students and several teachers placed their painted hands onto two aluminum panels on Friday, June 22, 2018, creating a mural designed to promote summer reading in Wester

WESTERLY SUN - 2018-06-22 23:50:00

PHOTOS: Painters at work on historic Westerly Armory

A worker with Shoreline Painting Inc., of Westerly, painted window trim this week on the Westerly Armory. Renovations to the historic 1901 structure are being funded by a Rhode Island preservation grant. Harold Hanka, The Westerly Sun

WESTERLY SUN - 2018-06-21 23:19:00

PD: Body found Yantic River Falls in Norwich

“Officers subsequently discovered a deceased male, whose name is being withheld at this time, at that location,” police said in a release. “The Norwich Police Department and the Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner are conducting a complete investigation however, based on the initial inv

FOX61.COM - 2018-06-21 20:15:58

Dirt Bike Riders Cause Trouble For New London Residents: Report

NEW LONDON, CT — City leaders voted Monday to ban the use of dirt bikes, ATV's and other similar vehicles in New London, however some riders arestill causing trouble for some residents, as reported by Fox 61.

PATCH - 2018-06-22 14:58:14

Norwich counselor charged with billing Medicaid program nearly $200K in fraudulent claims

NORWICH, Conn. (WTNH) - ANorwichcounselor is facing charges after officials say she billedMedicaidnearly $200,000 infraudulentclaims.

WTNH.COM - 2018-06-21 20:13:17

Westerly police to host Coffee with a Cop events on June 28 and July 19

WESTERLY — The Westerly Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop events on June 28 and July 19. The program was introduced earlier this year as part of a community outreach effort, and will give residents and business owners a chance to ask questions, share stories or just chat with an officer

WESTERLY SUN - 2018-06-21 15:39:00

Child alerts police to man trying to break in

South Kingstown police said they caught a man who tried to break into a house.Officers said 26-year-old Sean Rosbottom tried breaking into a house through a bedroom window at about 12:15 p.m. Thursday.A child was home alone and notified police.A K-9 unit tracked Rosbottom to a house on Shannock Road

TURNTO10.COM - 2018-06-22 08:36:07

South Kingstown: Home Alone Youngster Hears Man Breaking In

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, RI — A state police dog, troopers and South Kingstown officers caught a man who allegedly tried to break into a house. According to police, a juvenile called for help on Thursday around 12:16 p.m. and reported someone was trying to come through his bedroom window. He described a whi

PATCH - 2018-06-22 03:54:52

Narragansett-South Kingstown July 4th Fireworks: 2018 Guide

NARRAGANSETT - SOUTH KINGSTOWN, RI– July 4th is quickly approaching, which means it's time to fire up that barbecue, stock up on sparklers, and find out what Fourth of July fireworks and festivities are going on near you this Independence Day. We gathered up all the fireworks shows, parades and fest

PATCH - 2018-06-22 14:01:24

Casino mogul succumbs to heart disease

In this Nov. 11, 2010 photo, buildings of the Foxwoods Resorts Casino rise over the landscape in Ledyard, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)


3 Things to do Today: Attend a fundraiser for SUFA or Uganda or enjoy a free concert

Looking for something to do tonight? Here are 3 ideas:• The Andrea in Misquamicut will hold aDine to Donateevent to raise funds for Stand Up For Animals.• The Uganda Mission Team at Calvary Church in Stonington Borough will hold its annualChicken Barbecueto benefit its Uganda Mission Projects.•Rory

WESTERLY SUN - 2018-06-22 05:30:00

EXCLUSIVE: Dirt bike riders disrupting New London residents

Just last year, he installed cameras outside his house after a shooting happened near an intersection by his home. Earlier in the week however, his cameras captured something else.


Groton Police Seize Over 130 Bags Of Heroin, $2,542 Cash: Report

GROTON, CT — Police said officersseized over 130 bags of heroin and other drugs, as well as over $2,000 in cash, Monday after investigating a vehicle in the parking lot of a local business, the New London Day reported.


New London Public Schools Hiring For Several Jobs

NEW LONDON, CT — The school year is pretty much over but there are still several available jobs the local school district is looking to fill. It's important to note, that these positions are either vacant and or mandated by the state or federal government.

PATCH - 2018-06-21 19:46:52

Chorus of Westerly prepares for ‘Summer Pops’

The Chorus of Westerly 37th Annual Summer Pops performance in Wilcox Park, on Saturday June 24, 2017. Summer Pops, “the community’s largest single day event,” went off as planned Saturday night, even though a storm front had threatened to postpone it and an intense downpour blew through the area in


Westerly police announce traffic restrictions and park rules for 2018 Summer Pops

■Handicapped parking will be available on Grove Avenue, Broad Street, across from Westerly Town Hall, and extending to the Westerly Public Library, as well as the designated handicap parking areas in front of the post office and along High Street.


Providence man charged in repeated thefts from Westerly Stop & Shop

Brendan M. Barry, 51, was arraigned in Fourth Division District Court Friday on three counts each of felony shoplifting and acting as a habitual shoplifter. Barry did not enter a plea, according to state records, and was ordered held in lieu of bond. He remains in custody at the Adult Correctional I