Rhode Island State Police make multiple arrests over 12-hour period

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PROVIDENCE — Multiple arrests were made by Rhode Island State Police over a span of 12 hours, including charges of embezzlement, leaving the scene of an accident, domestic violence, drug possession, and DUI among others.

The series of arrests began at 4:15 p.m., when Troopers apprehended 46-year-old Miguel Angel Cosme Gonzalez of Providence on an embezzlement warrant from Warwick Police Department, following a response to a disabled vehicle on Route 195.

Shortly after, at 4:45 p.m., Martin Almonte, 22, also of Providence, was taken into custody for leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage, after turning himself in at the Lincoln Barracks.

Almonte was processed and released with a scheduled court date.

At 6 p.m., Jhobanye Mendez, 29, faced multiple charges related to domestic violence and was arrested after Troopers responded to a domestic disturbance call.

Mendez, who was found on Route 99, was held overnight for arraignment as a bail violator.

Later in the evening, Janet Rodriguez, 59, was arrested at 10:30 p.m. on a bench warrant for failure to appear in court.

She was evaluated at Mariam Hospital, processed at State Police Headquarters, and then transferred to the Adult Correctional Institution – Women’s Intake Center.

The overnight arrests included Ryan McVeigh, 33, of Lincoln, who was charged with possession of controlled substances and driving after suspension of his license at 1 a.m., followed by the arrest of Osvaldo Vasquez, 52, at 3:45 a.m. for possession of a stolen vehicle, violation of a no-contact order, obstruction, and a bench warrant for failing to appear in court.

Simultaneously, at 3:45 a.m., Rasia Taft, 36, from Woonsocket, was charged with violation of a no-contact order and was held overnight pending arraignment.

The last arrest in the series occurred at 4:29 a.m. when Alex Salazar, 28, also from Woonsocket, faced DUI charges and refusal to submit to a chemical test after being involved in a motor vehicle accident on Route 146.

Salazar was arraigned and released to a responsible adult.

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