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Trooper Memorial Day Weekend Arrests in Warwick Span DUI, Cocaine, Heroin Charges

RI Trooper Log arrests. The Rhode Island State Police are stationed in several barracks throughout Rhode Island.
RI Trooper Log
The Rhode Island State Police are stationed in several barracks throughout RI.

WARWICK, R.I. — Rhode Island State Police issued 364 citations in the process of responding to a variety of motor vehicle violations over the Memorial Day weekend, arresting 46 people, eight in Warwick on charges ranging from DUI to cocaine, heroin and marijuana possession.

Troopers also investigated 73 motor vehicle crashes from Friday through Monday, according to Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of State Police. None resulted in serious injury.

Of the arrests, five were charged with drunk-driving-related, one of them a Warwick resident; eight for narcotics violations, two of which occurred in Warwick; and one on weapons charges. The others were arrested for motor vehicle offenses and outstanding warrants.

Assumpico said the majority of the arrests resulted from vehicle stops for dangerous and/or aggressive driving. “We hope our enforcement efforts send a clear and convincing message to all motorists: Rhode Island State Police will do everything within its power to keep our roadways safe, she said.

Traffic stop ends in two arrests for heroin, cocaine possession Two people were arrested after troopers seized 25 small bags of heroin and 6 small bags of cocaine during a separate traffic stop on Interstate 95 in Warwick around 2:35 a.m. Friday, May 26.

Tare Buwee, 21, of 568 Weeden St., Pawtucket, and Jarman Paulino, 20, of 108 Fillmore St., Providence, were charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin and possession with intent to deliver cocaine. In addition, Buwee was also charged with driving while in possession of a controlled substance. He was ordered held pending arraignment.

 Erratic driver report directs troopers to DUI arrest Sean Altshuler, 21, of 25 Tobey Court, Warwick, was charged with driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a chemical test after troopers received a 911 call regarding a motorist driving erratically on Interstate 95 around 4:15 p.m. Saturday, May 27.

Troopers spotted the car on Rte. 95 in Warwick and arrested Altshuler after further investigation.

Four charged with possession of Ecstasy Four people were arrested after a traffic stop on I-95 in Warwick about 5 p.m. Saturday, May 27, when police seized a large amount of MDMA, a synthetic drug known as Ecstasy or Molly; more than a pound of marijuana; and several other drugs.

Troopers arrested Travis Wells, 18, of 314 Hopkins Hill, Coventry; Alec Dombchik, 26, of 815 Sandy Lane, Warwick; Kenneth Stande, 35, of 83 Winsor St., New Bedford, MA; and Kali B. Strouth, 21, of 129 Park St., Pawtucket, RI

All four were charged with possession with intent to deliver MDMA, a synthetic drug commonly known as ecstasy or molly; possession of MDMA; possession of marijuana; possession of hash oil; possession of alprazolam; possession of buprenorphine hydrochloride; and possession of methyl phenidate. In addition, Strouth also was charged with possession of an illegal weapon, brass knuckles. All four were held without bail, pending arraignment in District Court later that day.

East Avenue stop ends in marijuana arrest Benjamin Cary, 25, of 7 Englewood Lane, Warwick, was charged with possession of more than an ounce of marijuana after a motor vehicle stop on East Avenue in Warwick about3:55 p.m. Monday, May 29. He was released, pending further court action.

Rob Borkowski
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