February 23, 2018

EP Police Arrest Resident on 6 Charges After Foot Chase

Posted by bobrod72

The East Providence Police have reported the arrest of a 19 year old city resident today. The police statement read:

"On Wednesday, 1/24/18, at approximately 1:00 AM, Officer Jay Rainville conducted a motor vehicle stop on Bullocks Point Avenue. During the course of the motor vehicle stop, the back seat passenger, later identified as 19 year old East Providence resident, Matthew J. Torres, exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Officer Rainville, with the assistance of Sgt. Robinson, chased Torres on foot for a short distance. Officers caught up to Torres, but he resisted and struggled. As the officers were attempting to take Torres into custody, they realized he had a hand gun in his pocket. The officers were able to gain control of Torres and remove the hand gun from his pocket.

The gun was a loaded .380 Ruger, with an obliterated serial number. Torres was also found to be in possession of over 100 Xanax pills, a commonly abused controlled substance. Torres was charged with the following:

1. License Required to Carry a Firearm
2. Altering Identification on a Firearm
3. Possession with Intent to Deliver Schedule IV (Xanax)
4. Resisting Arrest
5. Obstructing an Officer in Execution of Duty
6. Possession of Marijuana

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