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February 21st, 2014
WOONSOCKET - A Burrillville man is facing weapons and alcohol charges after threatening suicide outside Landmark Medical Center Thursday nght, forcing a lockdown of the facility.
Jose Giles, 55, has been booked by Woonsocket police on charges of
possession of a firearm after being convicted of a crime of violence, carrying a weapon while intoxicated, carrying a loaded weapon in a motor vehicle, discharging a firearm in a compact area and resisting arrest.
WOONSOCKET â€“ An elderly couple escaped without injury when a two-alarm fire broke out in their Oak Grove bungalow Wednesday night, but their pet dog perished in the smoky blaze.
Delbert Senecal, 68, and his wife, Claire, 66, fled their home at 220 Larch St. shortly before 9 p.m. Neighbors tried entering the burning house to save the French Bulldog known as Bibbit, but they were turned back by heavy smoke, said Leo Marcoux, who lives across the street.
â€śThe black smoke was pouring out,â€ť said Marcoux. â€śWe just couldnâ€™t get in there.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€“ A distraught man allegedly carrying a .22-caliber rifle into Landmark Medical Centerâ€™s ER Thursday evening sparked a two-hour lockdown of the Cass Avenue Hospital that ended when Woonsocket Special Response Team members and R.I. State Police set off a stun grenade and safely subdued him.
The incident was reported to have begun just before 7 p.m., when the man entered the ER with the rifle and reportedly threatened to harm himself with the weapon.
WOONSOCKET â€” Police and emergency crews are surrounding Landmark Medical Center after reports of a man with a shotgun entering the hospital's emergency room sometime after 7 this evening.
Witnesses have described the man as agitated, yelling and screaming.
There have been no reports of shots fired, nor of any injuries or of hostages taken.
Cass Avenue has been closed to traffic as local and state police, firefighters and a SWAT team have responded to the scene.
This story will be updated as events warrant. A full story will appear in Friday's Call.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A man who was badly burned in a fire at his apartment on the seventh floor of St. Germain Manor Saturday night has died.
The victim, who was in his mid-50s, died at Rhode Island Hospital Wednesday, said Detective Jamie Paone, spokeswoman for the Woonsocket police. Hospital and other sources previously identified him as Jeffrey S. Reyor of Apt. 705, 429 East School St.
Reyor reportedly suffered burns over 75 percent of his body and had been a patient at the hospitalâ€™s trauma center since the fire.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Federal prosecutors wrote the final chapter in the sad tale of a robbery gone bad as the third and last conspirator in the shooting death of gas station manager David Main was sentenced in federal court Wednesday.
Kelley M. Lajoie, 35, of Springfield, Mass., was sentenced to 188 months in federal prison for her role as lookout in the September 2010 homicide of the 49-year-old husband and father from Lincoln.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Police said they were forced to render a 60-year-old man into submission with multiple blasts from an electronic Taser after he engaged them in a lengthy fight Monday night.
Edwin Marion Warren of 153 Grand St. is facing a string of charges, including assaulting a police officer, two counts of resisting arrest, possession of an illegal knife and disorderly conduct.
Police found Warren passed out behind the wheel of his 2002 Tahoe about 9:36 p.m., after someone reported seeing him parked outside Saviniâ€™s Restaurant, 476 Rathbun St., with the engine running for a half hour.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The guys who turned a gritty remnant of the past into a feel-good documentary about high school life have landed a berth on the same channel known for showcasing Downton Abbey, Sesame Street and other icons of public television.
â€śMy Old Schoolâ€ť will be featured on the state Public Broadcasting System affiliate WSBE-TV during â€śpledge week,â€ť one of the regular on-air drives for private donations that helps keep non-commercial TV alive.
BLACKSTONE â€” Election season in Blackstone is officially underway.
The deadline to return nomination papers with the signatures of at least 50 registered voters was Tuesday.
The annual town election will take place Monday, April 7.
Two three-year seats on the Board of Selectmen held by incumbents Paul Haughey and Margaret Bik are up for grabs in the election. Haughey is not seeking re-election and Bik, who has publicly announced her decision seek re-election, has returned papers.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ U.S. Rep. Jim Langevinâ€™s eight-day tour of food-related businesses across the state kicked off Monday at Daniele Inc., a Burrillville-based manufacturer of gourmet Italian meats where the congressman got an up-close look at the companyâ€™s new $50 million state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and addition now under way.