Week that was

Week that was

Man arrested for rape of teen

Police arrested Curtis Maxie, 59, and charged him with rape and pandering/permitting prostitution after they found a missing 16-year-old girl from Providence in his apartment at 123 North Bend St. last Friday.

A picture of the teenager, who had been reported missing earlier this month, was discovered by family members on a website that promotes prostitution. She was listed as being 19 years old. The girl accused Maxie of raping her and acting as her pimp.

Maxie was arraigned in District Court and ordered to have no contact with his accuser. He is being held without bail as he awaits a hearing on May 9.

Four stabbed

at birthday party

Police say four people were stabbed and a fifth assaulted during an early-morning birthday party on Main Street. The four stabbing victims, all adult men, were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Police said residents of a home at 981 Main St. held a birthday party that started out with only a few people but ended up with more than 50.

An argument turned into a large fight, according to those who witnessed the incident. Police arrived at about 3:30 a.m. after multiple 911 calls.

According to a report in The Providence Journal, Jonathan Calixte, of Pawtucket, was critically injured and needed surgery. His condition was not known as of press time. Kyle Sims, of Roxbury, Mass., was stabbed in the back when he tried to help Calixte, according to the report. Jonathan Mondesir, of Providence, claimed he was shoved to the ground and punched when he tried to stop the fight. Andray Love and Jeffrey Pierre, both of Providence, were also stabbed.

No arrests were immediately made. Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Crime Unit Det. Donti Rosciti at 401-727-9100, ext. 737, or Det. David Silva at 401-727-9100, ext. 760.

Officers arrest two for breaking and entering

Police arrested Alex Depina and Korey Vassal for breaking and entering of a dwelling and conspiracy after an investigation found that they broke into a home on Daniels Street and stole items. The investigation was conducted by Officer Gary Correia, Officer Joseph Skahan, Det. Rafael Perez and Det. Richard Laforest.