WPD Investigating Fatal Car Vs. Pedestrian Accident

By: Bethany Hashway

Warwick, RI-   Last night at around 10:25 p.m. Warwick Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 651 Main Ave for the report of pedestrian who had been struck by a car in the roadway.

According to a release when the first officers arrived on scene they located a 23 adult male  pedestrian that had been struck while he was crossing Main Ave. by the car that was driving easterly on Main Ave. near the intersection of Greenfield Ave. The male pedestrian was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with critical injuries, the driver of the car was not injured in the accident, and he also stopped at the accident.

The Warwick Police Traffic Division Reconstruction Unit was called to the scene and they have begun an investigation into the facts and causes surrounding the accident. As of now the preliminary investigation has revealed that drugs/alcohol were factors in the accident on the part of the driver.

According to a press release the operator of the car is being identified as  Marshall Howard, 24 from Warwick, RI. Howard is being  charged with DUI with Death Resulting and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. He will be appearing in Third Division District Court at 222 Quaker Lane, Warwick RI on May 24th 2017 for an arraignment on those charges.

At this time the victim’s name is being withheld pending notification to his next of kin.

The Warwick Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying any witnesses to the accident. Anyone with information relevant to this accident is being asked to contact the Warwick Police Traffic Unit at 401- 468-4343.

Updated at 2:40 p.m. The victim  of the accident has been identified  as David Bustin, originally from Pembroke MA, who was residing in Warwick.

 

WPD Marshall Howard Photo 5:08:93

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Warwick Construction Updates

By : Bethany Hashway

Warwick, RI- This was on the Warwick Police Department’s Facebook Page. Here is the latest traffic updates around the Warwick, RI area.

For Immediate Release

May 19, 2017
Charles St. Martin
(O):401-222-1362 x 4007
(C):401-641-8934
charles.stmartin@dot.ri.gov

– TRAFFIC ADVISORY –
TRAVEL DELAYS POSSIBLE IN APPONAUG

Lane closures required to ensure durability of decorative crosswalks.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is asking motorists to allow extra travel time or consider alternate routes through Apponaug Village in Warwick. As construction winds down on the first four roundabouts in the Apponaug Circulator project, lane closures are necessary to ensure the long-term durability of new decorative crosswalks.

At each roundabout, RIDOT is using a stamped concrete design for the crosswalks to clearly signal to both pedestrians and drivers where to cross the new intersections. As part of this process, one travel lane in the two-lane roundabouts is being closed for approximately one week to allow the new concrete to properly set and cure. After the curing time, RIDOT will close the opposite lane and repeat the process.

This work has been ongoing, and this week started with a left lane closure at the roundabout where Greenwich Avenue, Veterans Memorial Drive and the new Veterans Memorial Drive Extension meet. Also, the left lane on Veterans Memorial Drive westbound approaching the roundabout is closed.

On Wednesday, May 24, the traffic pattern will shift with the right lane closed to allow for the construction and curing time for the other half of the crosswalk.

The Greenwich Avenue roundabout is the busiest roundabout in the village, and RIDOT has observed significant travel delays, especially affecting westbound traffic during morning and evening rush hours. Motorists traveling across Warwick between I-95 and the Route 2 corridor and areas such as Greenwood, West Shore Road, Long Street, Buttonwoods, and further east toward Sandy Lane and Oakland Beach may wish to use Route 113 (Main Avenue) as an alternate route during this phase of construction.

RIDOT anticipates these lane restrictions will be in place until May 31. The addition of the decorative crosswalks was done at this time to avoid disrupting traffic last fall as motorists were becoming acclimated to the new traffic patterns.

The Apponaug Circulator project remains on time and on budget. Construction is ongoing with the majority of the remaining work in the heart of the village and at Apponaug Four Corners with an expected end date this fall.

All dates and times are weather-dependent and subject to change.

Visit www.dot.ri.gov or follow RIDOTnews on Facebook or Twitter for timely information on construction projects and traffic conditions.

You can receive direct updates on this project by signing up for our Project Updates by contacting us at help@ridot.net and use the word “Project Updates” in the subject line.

Warwick PD K-9 In Magazine

By: Bethany Hashway

Warwick, RI- Warwick Rhode Island Police Department’s K-9 Viking and his handler Officer Aaron Steere were featured on a page in a magazine called Working Dog Magazine. In case you missed it here it is below.

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Photo Credit: Bethany Steere Photography, Working Dog Magazine- Warwick, RI K-9 Viking and Officer Aaron Steere.

 

 

 

EGPD Fundraiser

By: Bethany Hashway

East Greenwich, RI-  The East Greenwich Police Union #472 is currently working on there 2017 fundraiser campaign, where they will be going around to residents and businesses to ask them to sponsor a business advertisement or be in the family directory in the, The East Greenwich Police Union’s 2017 Police Yearbook and Business directory.

The 2017 Yearbook will be distributed throughout East Greenwich, Warwick, West Warwick, Coventry, North Kingstown, West Greenwich, and other places and towns in the Kent Country area. This Yearbook will have advertisements from some of the businesses and organizations that have supported the East Greenwich Police Union efforts.

If you would like to help out the East Greenwich Police Union Local #472 please submit all checks are made payable to the East Greenwich Police Local # 472. Please also submit your business card or ad copy to our courier. An Ad copy can also be emailed to eastgreenwichpoliceyearbook@gmail.com