Rhode Island troopers make multiple arrests for warrants, stolen goods, embezzlement

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PAWTUCKET — Troopers conducted a series of arrests on Monday, following traffic stops and an investigation in Rhode Island, leading to three individuals being taken into custody on various charges, including possession of a controlled substance, receiving stolen goods, and embezzlement.

At 11:09 a.m., Kerri Iaciofano, 46, of Pawtucket, was arrested on a Providence Superior Court bench warrant for failing to appear for a Pretrial Conference on a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance Schedule I, originating from the North Smithfield Police Department.

The arrest came after a vehicle stop on Weeden Street.

Iaciofano was processed at the Lincoln Woods Barracks and later handed over to the Providence Superior Court.

Minutes later at 11:21 a.m., Jermaine Reed, 40, also of Pawtucket, was taken into custody for Receiving Stolen Goods valued at less than $1,500.

This arrest followed a separate traffic stop on Cedar Street.

Reed was processed at the same barracks and arraigned at the Sixth Division District Court.

Later in the afternoon, at 4:16 p.m., Richard Koppelman, 73, of Smithfield, was arrested on an Affidavit and Arrest Warrant for Embezzlement, Forgery and Counterfeiting, and Giving False Documents to Public Officials.

The arrest was the result of a barracks investigation and occurred at Koppelman’s residence.

After being processed at the Lincoln Woods Barracks, Koppelman was arraigned and released pending a future court date at the Third Division District Court.

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