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WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Police have arrested a Cumberland woman accused of driving off after she allegedly hit a tow truck driver working on a disabled vehicle in Woonsocket last month. Police said Kenneth Young, 39, was preparing to tow the vehicle away from Cumberland Hill Road in the early morning hours of June 30 when he was struck. The tow truck’s emergency lights were flashing at the time of the crash, according to police. Young was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries. Police said the driver who hit Young sped off without checking on him. Later that morning, Woonsocket police were notified by C…
A Man was assaulting girlfriend when a tow truck driver pulled over to intervene. He then assaulted the tow truck operator and drove off in her tow truck leading police on a lengthy chase.
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TIVERTON — Fire Captain Craig Committo, who is also president of the local firefighter’s union, has been suspended with pay for an alleged physical altercation with an 18-year-old tow truck company worker at the scene of a motorcycle accident over the weekend. Town Administrator Jan Reitsma said Committo was suspended Sunday, a day after the incident, and will be on paid leave “pending an investigation and resolution of the matter.” He had no other comment other than to say it needs to be handled “in accordance with personnel regulations.” According to a police report of the incident, Committo was making comments to the worker at the scene of the a…
NEWPORT, RI— Police arrested a 17-year-old Newport teen on Wednesday and charged him with Larceny under $1,500, which is a misdemeanor. The incident happened April 2 at 5 p.m., but it took detectives some time to identify the accused. His name is not being published because he is a juvenile. According to the arrest narrative, a tow truck driver was in the Park Holm parking lot on April 2 when he ran into a problem with a car owner and the owner's friend. An argument started, and while the driver was dealing with the two people, he was not watching the truck. When he returned, he noticed his work tablet was gone. Police had a description of a suspect, and they …