Providence Police Department http://ripr.org en Underground Explosion In Providence Lifts Eight Manhole Covers http://ripr.org/post/underground-explosion-providence-lifts-eight-manhole-covers <p>Dozens of people were evacuated from buildings on the outskirts of downtown Providence following an underground explosion yesterday.</p><p></p><p>National grid confirmed that the explosion was caused by pressure built up inside an underground utility vault.</p><p>Sarah Longley from was working in the Women and Infants building on Chestnut Street only feet away from the explosion.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:03:26 +0000 John Bender 25049 at http://ripr.org Underground Explosion In Providence Lifts Eight Manhole Covers Two Injured From Explosion In Providence’s Jewelry District http://ripr.org/post/two-injured-explosion-providence-s-jewelry-district <p>Two people are injured after an underground blast caused manhole covers to fly. Providence fire fighters were responding to a call around 11:00am Monday of a strange odor at 300 Richmond in Providence’s Jewelry District when National Grid said a mix of fire and gases caused eight manhole covers to fly into the air. &nbsp;</p><p>National Grid said there were readings of high levels of carbon monoxide at the location. Providence Police Commissioner Steven Pare said two pedestrians were slightly injured.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:50:27 +0000 RIPR Newsroom 25003 at http://ripr.org Two Injured From Explosion In Providence’s Jewelry District Hot City: What's Happening on the Streets http://ripr.org/post/hot-city-whats-happening-streets <p>With the rising temperatures comes a spike in crime across the capital city. In a series we’re calling Hot City: Crime in Providence we’re taking a look at summer crime by focusing the month of July.</p><p>Last year the area encompassing Smith Hill, Elmhurst and the north end saw the highest number of crimes. Rhode Island Public Radio’s Catherine Welch sat down with Teny Gross, executive director of the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence about what’s happening on the streets of Providence.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:58:54 +0000 Catherine Welch 19259 at http://ripr.org Hot City: What's Happening on the Streets Hot City: Providence Crime Stats http://ripr.org/post/hot-city-providence-crime-stats <p><iframe src="//infogr.am/City-wide-Crime-Stats" style="border:none;" frameborder="0" height="923" scrolling="no" width="550"></iframe></p><div style="width:550px;border-top:1px solid #acacac;padding-top:3px;font-family:Arial;font-size:10px;text-align:center;"><a href="//infogr.am/City-wide-Crime-Stats" style="color:#acacac;text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">City-wide Crime Stats</a> | <a href="//infogr.am" style="color:#acacac;text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">Create infographics</a></div><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Data from: </strong>Providence Police Department</p><p></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 15:32:31 +0000 Catherine Welch 18719 at http://ripr.org Hot City: Crime on Smith Hill’s Oakland Avenue http://ripr.org/post/hot-city-crime-smith-hill-s-oakland-avenue <p>With the rising temperatures comes a spike in crime across the capital city. In a series we’re calling Hot City: Crime in Providence we’re taking a look at summer crime by focusing the month of July. Last year the area encompassing Smith Hill, Elmhurst and the North End saw the highest number of crimes. Rhode Island Public Radio’s Catherine Welch visits a street in that area where a dozen crimes happened in one month.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:33:07 +0000 Catherine Welch 19088 at http://ripr.org Hot City: Crime on Smith Hill’s Oakland Avenue Hot City: Types of Crimes in the Smith Hill, Elmhurst, North End Area http://ripr.org/post/hot-city-types-crimes-smith-hill-elmhurst-north-end-area <p><iframe src="//infogr.am/8edf0ae50727-9852" style="border:none;" frameborder="0" height="2665" scrolling="no" width="550"></iframe></p><div style="width:550px;border-top:1px solid #acacac;padding-top:3px;font-family:Arial;font-size:10px;text-align:center;"><a href="//infogr.am/8edf0ae50727-9852" style="color:#acacac;text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">Crimes in District 7, July 2012</a> | <a href="//infogr.am" style="color:#acacac;text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">Infographics</a></div><p></p><p><strong>Data from:</strong> Providence Police Department</p> Sun, 28 Jul 2013 15:08:40 +0000 Catherine Welch 18718 at http://ripr.org Police Arrest Two Suspects in Murder of 12-year-old Providence Girl http://ripr.org/post/police-arrest-two-suspects-murder-12-year-old-providence-girl <p>Two suspects have been charged in the murder of a 12-year-old Providence girl. Police say 21-year-old Branden Castro and 20-year-old Ricardo Vasquez have been charged with murder, conspiracy to murder and other felony charges.</p><p>12-year-old Aynis Vargas was shot and killed at a party last month in the Hartford Avenue housing development. Three women were also injured.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 20:00:35 +0000 Catherine Welch 18593 at http://ripr.org Police Arrest Two Suspects in Murder of 12-year-old Providence Girl Examiner to Help ID Body Found in Water http://ripr.org/post/examiner-help-id-body-found-water <p><span style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">A state medical examiner is expected to determine Wednesday whether a body found in Providence off of India Point is that of missing Brown student Sunil Tripathi.</span><br style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><br style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Micro Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:09:11 +0000 Ian Donnis 14077 at http://ripr.org Police Say Suspicious Package Contained a Computer http://ripr.org/post/police-say-suspicious-package-contained-computer <p></p><p>Providence Police responded this afternoon to a suspicious package found next to the Omni Hotel in downtown. The package was found on the sidewalk. Police quickly blocked off streets to the area. But Police Commissioner Steven Pare says the package contained a computer and nothing more. Pare said the entire force is on high alert after the explosions at the Boston Marathon.</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 18:41:30 +0000 Bradley Campbell 13676 at http://ripr.org Police Say Suspicious Package Contained a Computer Providence Police fire a 15-year veteran http://ripr.org/post/providence-police-fire-15-year-veteran <p>The Providence Police Department has fired an officer who admitted having sex with the victim<br>of a domestic violence dispute.&nbsp; The city is moving to strip him of his pension.</p><p></p><p></p><p>On May 8, 2012 Providence police officer Khatchig Kazandjian had sexual relations with a woman who had been involved in a fight with her boyfriend.&nbsp;&nbsp; The woman reported it as a sexual assault the following day and Kazandjian was placed on paid administrative leave.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:50:10 +0000 Flo Jonic 9588 at http://ripr.org