Rhode Island State Police make multiple arrests on wide range of charges

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PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island State Police made a series of arrests on Jan. 4, targeting individuals involved in various criminal activities, from community supervision violation to insurance fraud.

David Aponte, 54, of Cranston, was apprehended by the ACI Investigations Unit on charges related to the violation of community supervision.

After his arrest, Aponte was brought before the Third District Court for arraignment and subsequently released.

On the same day, the Rhode Island Violent Fugitive Task Force took into custody Jose Hernandez, 20, of Pawtucket, on multiple warrants issued by the East Providence Police Department.

Hernandez faces serious charges, including first-degree robbery and assault with intent to commit specified felonies.

Following his processing at the Lincoln Barracks, Hernandez was handed over to East Providence authorities for arraignment.

In a separate incident, the Gaming Enforcement Unit arrested Matthew Goudreau, 30, of North Smithfield, on a single count of vandalism and malicious damage to property.

Goudreau was released from the Lincoln Barracks with a scheduled court date at the Third District Court.

Additionally, Raymond Flores, 18, of Providence, was taken into custody by the Financial Crimes Unit.

Flores is charged with obtaining money by false pretenses, bank fraud, and two counts of larceny.

After his arrest, Flores was processed, arraigned by a Justice of the Peace, and released on $7,500 personal recognizance.

The Auto Theft and Intelligence Units arrested Joanne Robertson, 53, whose last known address was in West Warwick, for multiple offenses including insurance fraud, larceny greater than $10,000, accessing a computer for fraudulent purposes, and forgery.

Robertson was apprehended without incident, transported to Headquarters, and released after a special arraignment.

The Rhode Island State Police continue their efforts to address various forms of criminal activity throughout the state.

The individuals arrested will face legal proceedings in relation to the charges brought against them.

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