Two arrested in separate incidents following traffic stops in Providence

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PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island State Troopers made two separate arrests following routine traffic stops in Providence and Woonsocket on Monday.

At 9:48 a.m., Troopers apprehended Cervando Ortega, 25, of 149 Princeton Avenue, Apartment #2, Providence, for a first offense of Domestic–Violation of a No Contact Order.

The arrest occurred after a vehicle stop on Route 6 in Providence.

Ortega was taken to State Police Headquarters for processing, arraigned as a bail violator, and subsequently transported to the Adult Correctional Institution-Men’s Intake Center.

Later in the day, at 1 p.m., Heather Clark, 41, of 541 East School Street, Woonsocket, was arrested on an Affidavit and Arrest Warrant for Shoplifting, issued by the Woonsocket Police Department, and a Sixth District Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Sentencing on a Technical Violation on the original charge of Possession of a Schedule I-V Substance.

Clark’s arrest followed a motor vehicle stop on Social Street in Woonsocket.

She was processed at State Police Headquarters and then handed over to the Woonsocket Police Department.

Captain David Bassignani, District “A” Commander, is the media contact for the Rhode Island State Police and can be reached at 401-764-5604 or via email at [email protected].

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