Week that was
Week that was
Officer Provost arraigned on larceny charges
Pawtucket Police Officer Ken Provost was arraigned in Sixth District Court on misdemeanor larceny charges last Friday after allegedly stealing more than $700 worth of gasoline from the city's gas pumps. Provost, who pleaded not guilty, is due back in court on Sept. 25.
Officials claim the charges against Provost are based on only 90 days of surveillance video, the limit for city cameras. Police say cameras caught him filling up personal vehicles and gas cans.
City officials will try to have Provost fired, but have said the task will prove difficult. Provost is currently out on paid suspension.
Pawtucket man arrested for abusing 1-year-old
A city man, Hans Joachim, was charged with second degree child abuse after allegedly injuring a 1-year-old boy.
On Aug. 22, at approximately 9 p.m., officers from the Pawtucket Police Department were notified of a possible incident of child abuse. Officers were directed to 152 Harrison St. after claims that a 1-year-old boy there might have been abused. Officers found the boy, who had bruises, cuts and abrasions that were in the process of healing, and swelling to an ankle and his head area. The boy was transported to Memorial Hospital for evaluation and was later released to a family member. The injuries sustained by the boy did not appear to be permanent, according to police.
Representatives from the Department of Children, Youth and Families were also contacted and they assisted with the investigation, which revealed Joachim, 27, as a suspect. Joachim was arrested after the completion of the initial investigation, according to a news release. Joachim was held at the Pawtucket Police Department and brought before District Court last Friday where he was charged with child abuse. He was released on personal recognizance after arraignment.