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The North Providence Breeze 12-12-2018

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12 NORTH PROVIDENCE DECEMBER 12-18, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION "come up with a common sense solu- tion to mitigate speeding in the area." One method would be to set up a speed trailer with software that can record vehicles' speeds and times, allowing enforcement to be more targeted. Condon initially reached out to The Breeze after reading an article about the Town Council's request for a traf- fic study. After hearing several residents' complaints about speeding, council members at the Nov. 6 meeting asked police to check out roads in the Fruit Hill and Allendale neighborhoods, as well as Hillside Drive, and present the council with traffic-easing solu- tions. According to Tikoian, the traf- fic study is in the process of being assigned to the community policing unit under the direction of Tavarozzi. Condon, who lives about seven minutes from the neighborhoods mentioned, wants Woodward Road to be added to the list. "You'd be appalled at the people, once they round the corner and head toward Mineral Spring, coming toward my house, they slam on the gas," he said. "The next thing that's going to happen is a car is going to come into my house." A STOP SIGN was sent flying in the car crash at Condon's home last month. SPEEDING From Page 3 Centredale School announces Jr. Scholars NORTH PROVIDENCE – The following students have been named Feinstein Jr. Scholars for November at Centredale School: Elliana Pagliarini, Mallory Aragi, Jaelyn Vicario, Lorna Signore, Sophia Graham, Emma Port, Rickie Jennings, Roselyn Galzin, Matthew Watcher, Aubrey DeHay, Gabriella Paulino-Cabrera, Larimar Abdularouf. IN OUR SCHOOLS NP police say man shot by officer was pointing replica gun NORTH PROVIDENCE – Police say a man shot by officers near his home on Sunday refused to put down a replica gun that appeared real prior to being shot. The man, Richard Solitro, 32, of 14 Manning St., was expected to recover from his injuries, according to police. On Sunday, Dec. 9, around 8:30 p.m., members of the North Providence Police Department received a call concerning a man making statments indicating he intended to harm himself, accord- ing to a release. The caller identified himself as a family member of the man. Officers were sent to 14 Manning St. An officer, Mathieu Florio, arrived and began speaking with the family member who called, said police, and Solitro was not present at that time. They said he arrived a short time later and exited his vehicle, holding a firearm. Florio, 23, ordered Solitro to drop the weapon. The man did not com- ply, said police, instead pointed the gun in the direction of the officer. Florio then fired several shots with his department-issued gun, striking Solitro. Officers then rendered medi- cal aid to the man. He was transport- ed to Rhode Island Hospital where he was treated for his injuries. In accordance with the Office of the Rhode Island Attorney General's protocol on use of deadly force and custodial deaths, state law enforce- ment officers are assisting with the investigation. The gun Solitro allegedly pointed at Florio was a "true-to-scale" replica of a 9mm Beretta pistol, said police. It was seized as evidence by the Rhode Island State Police. Florio has been a member of the department for the past two months. He was previously a member of the Tiverton Police Department for 18 months. Solitro was arraigned at the hospi- tal on charges of felony assault with a device similar in appearance to a firearm. Bail was set at $5,000 with surety. His next court date is Feb. 11 for a pre-arraignment conference in Superior Court. Solitro is still in the hospital, and the investigation is ongoing. 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