The week that was

The week that was

Woonsocket police nab alleged crack dealer after undercover sting

A Providence man has been arrested and charged by Woonsocket police for narcotics distribution after allegedly selling drugs to members of the police vice squad.

Angel Peguero, 18, of 1030 Atwells Ave., Providence was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 6 after what city police called a "lengthy and in depth investigation."

"The Vice Squad had been conducting a suspected crack cocaine dealing operation since mid-January," said Det. Jamie Paone.

Peguero was reportedly arrested after the Vice Squad took part in a series of controlled buys. He was charged with four counts of possession with intent to deliver, maintaining common nuisance/control substance, intent to distribute a controlled substance near a school, and possession of schedule I,II,III,IV,V.

Police find fire, vandals at former Woonsocket middle school

Police responding to alarms triggered at the former city middle school at 357 Park Place on Thursday, Feb. 6 found smoldering fires and several juveniles running from the scene.

According to police, the alarm company had reported hearing voices inside the building. When officers arrived, they reportedly spotted two kids running from the school and found another injured nearby. The injured juvenile told officers that he had hurt his ankle while jumping off the building's fire escape. The individual was taken into police custody, and transported to Landmark Medical Center for treatment.

The two fleeing juveniles were later located by police and also taken into custody.

Police checked the interior of the building and found several fires still smoldering in the bathroom areas. In a separate area of the school a fire extinguisher had been discharged, filling the room with fire suppressant.

All three juveniles were arrested and charged with breaking and entering, second degree arson, vandalism, and two counts of conspiracy.

The historic, and sprawling middle school building was recently the subject of a documentary by two local filmmakers titled "My Old School."