Task force arrests three in Rhode Island for various crimes

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PROVIDENCE — Three men were arrested on separate charges by Rhode Island law enforcement agencies, including a suspect in a first-degree rape case, authorities said Wednesday.

Lazarous Berrios, 19, of Providence, was taken into custody on June 5 by the Rhode Island Violent Fugitive Task Force.

Berrios faced an affidavit and arrest warrant for first-degree rape issued by the Pawtucket Police Department.

Following his arrest, he was transported to the Pawtucket Police Department for arraignment.

On the same day, the task force also arrested Scott Lindsey, 47, of North Providence.

Lindsey was wanted on several charges, including felony domestic strangulation, violation of a no-contact order in a domestic violence case, failure to register as a sex offender, breaking and entering, and aggravated assault.

He was transported to the Providence Police Department for his arraignment.

In a separate operation on June 6, the Auto Theft and Intelligence Units, along with the Lincoln Barracks, apprehended Carlos Moreira Vargas, 32, of Pawtucket.

Vargas faces multiple charges, including obtaining property by false pretenses, computer access fraud, forgery and counterfeiting, and making a false statement to obtain a license or registration.

After being processed at the Lincoln Barracks, Vargas was arraigned in Third District Court and presented as a Superior Court probation violator.

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