Welcome to the Warwick Police Department
As Colonel, I would like to personally welcome you to the Warwick Police Department’s website. We are a Nationally Accredited, Community Policing Agency that stresses professionalism, integrity and fairness. The Warwick Police Department is comprised of dedicated, professional police officers that are committed to the safety and security of the residents of the City of Warwick.
I encourage you to take some time to review the vast amount of information contained within the Warwick Police Department's Annual Report. The Annual Report provides an overview of the Warwick Police Department and details various yearly statistical information that you may find useful. This includes data relating to calls for service, response times, crime reports, as well as victim and offender information.
The personnel of the Warwick Police Department, both sworn and civilian, are proud to be a part of one of the finest police departments in the United States. Each and every one of our members plays an integral part in the success of our department. Our most important goal is to ensure the safety and well being of the citizens of Warwick.
I am hopeful that the information provided will be very useful and enhance your understanding of our agency, the types of services which we provide and the role which we play in the community.
- Created on September 03, 2015
The Warwick Police Department announces the arrest of a registered sex offender for violation of a new RI law aimed at protecting children. It is believed that this arrest is one of the first of its kind in the State of RI since the legislation was just recently passed according to Colonel Stephen M. McCartney of the Warwick Police Department.
McCartney states that on September 2, 2015, the Warwick Police Department along with members of the US Marshall's SOLEMN (Sex Offender Law Enforcement Multidisciplinary Network) task force arrested Heath Gagne, 40 years of age, from Vallette St. in Cranston charging him with violation of Prohibition from Employment- Child Safe Zones which is a felony. The arrest came as a result of shared information and a cooperative investigation with the West Warwick Police Department.
Gagne was arrested by the West Warwick Police Department on August 22, 2015, for failure to notify them of a change of address which is required of all registered sex offenders. During the course of that arrest, Detective Matt Beltrami of the West Warwick Police Department learned that Gagne currently worked for a subcontractor of a local amusement company who operates carnivals throughout the area. Upon learning this, Detective Beltrami conferred with Tracy Lapointe-Webber of Kent County Probation and they determined that Gagne's employment constituted a violation of the new statute. Detective Beltrami advised Gagne of the new law which prohibited him as a registered sex offender from working at the carnivals.
Follow up investigation revealed that Gagne had in fact returned to work at a carnival in Warwick on both August 22nd and 23rd after being advised by the detective that it was in fact unlawful to do so. Warrants were drawn for the arrest of Gagne by Warwick Police Officer Stephen Lombardi who is a member of the SOLEMN task force and along with the US Marshall's and Cranston Police Department he was taken into custody without incident.
"The arrest of Gagne demonstrates how the collaborative efforts of the US Marshall's Sex Offender task force along with local law enforcement and probation continues to help keep our children safe", stated Colonel McCartney.
CONTACT: Lieutenant Michael Gilbert, OIC Community Services Division, 401-468-4344.
- Created on August 28, 2015
Thanks to everyone who participated to make this night great. Most importantly thanks to those who came out to enjoy the night!
Off Dan Maggiacomo spinning wheels K-9 Officer Paul Wells with Fox
K-9 Officer Aaron Steere and Viking
- Created on August 27, 2015
The Warwick Police Department is attempting to identify the male suspect that robbed the CVS Pharmacy at Warwick Ave and Atlantic Ave.
On Monday, 08/24/15, at approximately 1:00 am, this male suspect walked into the CVS Pharmacy, acted like he had a weapon and robbed the pharmacist demanding all the Oxycodone tablets. The suspect then left the pharmacy and was tracked to the area of Sprague playground and the neighborhood between Post Rd, Atlantic Ave and Lakewood Ave. It is unknown if the suspect got into a vehicle from there. The suspect did leave the robbery with a large quantity of Oxycodones, also referred to on the street as Oxy's, Percs, or Percocet. The suspect is described as 6' tall, late 20's to early 30's in age.
If you know the identity of the suspect, please contact Detective Terence McMullin at 401-468-4255.
- Created on August 21, 2015
Warwick SWAT Team takes 4th overall place out of 30 teams in this year's CT competition. The team took 1st place in the Mile High Sniper Shooting Team challenge and the UnderArmour Team Physical Fitness Course! Sgt Joel Thomas and Off Jake Elderkin were the snipers. Off Nick Reay took 1st place in the Individual Physical Fitness Challenge-Stud! Sgt Tim Marshall was the team Commander and Off Dale Drowne was the team Captain.
- Created on August 20, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--More to Follow
August 20, 2015
Warwick Police will be arraigning two individuals this afternoon in the 3rd Division District Court on charges of Murder and Conspiracy. These charges stem from an investigation in to a deceased individual who was located on a boat at the end of Randall Avenue on August 15, 2015.
A press conference will follow arraignment at 5:00 p.m. at the Warwick Police Department Community Room, 99 Veterans Memorial Drive, Warwick, RI.
POC. Major Christine Kelley at 468-4228
Richard Baribault, 40, of 20 Messer St and Troy Gunderway, 44, of 82 Church Ave, were both arraigned today on the charges of First Degree Murder and Conspiracy. Both are charged with beating the victim, Fernando Silva, 70, on his boat to rob him. Silva died as a result of his injuries. Both defendants were held on bail.