Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The suspect, Christopher James, was arraigned Wednesday afternoon in Second District Court.
A Providence man, arrested early Wednesday morning after allegedly stabbing a Portsmouth woman on a Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) bus, was arraigned this afternoon in Second District Court. Christopher R. James, 46, with a last known address of 207 Rhodes St., Providence, was charged with first-degree domestic murder, according to WPRO. He did not enter a plea at his arraignment, according to the article. He is also being held without bail pending a hearing, reports The Providence Journal. The Journal also released the identity of the victim despite investigators withholding this information pending family notification. At 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, Portsmouth police were called to the overlook on West Main Road near Willow …
Police were seen boarding a RIPTA passenger bus early Wednesday morning on West Main Road near Carnegie Tower.
Updated at 11:39 a.m. Wednesday A Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA)passenger was stabbed to death early Wednesday morning on a bus in Portsmouth, reports WPRI.com. Several early commuters drove by the RIPTA bus, which was seen stopped at 6:15 a.m. on West Main Road near the overlook at Lehigh Terrace. "On Feb. 27, at approximately 6:15 a.m. Portsmouth police were called to the area of West Main Road near Willow Lane in regards to a reported stabbing that occurred on a RIPTA bus," according to a release issued by Portsmouth police. "When police arrived on scene, they learned that a 46-year-old female resident of Portsmouth had been stabbed by a male passenger shortly after she boarded the bus. Immediately after the stabbing, …
Friday, October 26, 2012
The Coast Guard is seeking public assistance after receiving a report of an unmanned and adrift boat in Mount Hope Bay.
[Update as of 3:43 p.m.] The Coast Guard is searching near the Mount Hope Bridge after an empty dinghy was found Friday morning, reports The Providence Journal. Police and fire have been searching the area since before 9 a.m. this morning. An empty small boat was found around 8:30 a.m. off of Common Fence Point, according to Capt. Michael O'Brien, spokesman for the Portsmouth Fire Department. The search will be called off after 2 a.m. Saturday morning if nothing is found, according to O'Brien. A University of Massachusetts (UMass) Dartmouth soccer jacket with the number "23" was found, according to a release from the Coast Guard. Rescue crews believe the boat did have someone aboard at some point, O'Brien said. A search began shortly …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Police are investigating how a stolen vehicle ended up in Weaver's Cove.
Police are now investigating how a vehicle stolen out of Newport ended up submerged in Weaver's Cove this weekend. A 2007 Toyota Camry was found submerged Sunday at 12:30 a.m. in the water near the Weaver's Cove boat ramp, which is located off Burma Road. No one was found inside the vehicle. Divers from the Portsmouth Fire Department were called to the scene. "There was no evidence of victims inside the vehicle," said Portsmouth police Lt. Brian Peters. A child seat was located inside the Camry, which was towed out of the water. The vehicle was reportedly stolen in the City of Newport. The incident remains under investigation by the Newport Police Department.