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2016 Connecticut SWAT Challenge Champions!
Congratulations on an awesome accomplishment. Warwick RI PD is the 2016 CT SWAT Challenge Champion.
Welcome to the Warwick Police Department
The Warwick Police Department was established in 1921. Prior to that the villages of Warwick were policed by constables and sheriffs since 1648. The department currently has 172 sworn police officers supported by 53 civilian employees that provide municipal policing services to a residential population of 81,000.
Several WPD officers were honored Friday night by the American Legion for life saving efforts. Pictured are Col McCartney, Off Brian Chainese, Geoffrey Waldman, Christian Vargas, Matthew Moretti and Aaron Kay. The ceremony was held at the hall in Coventry.
Jake Cabral, D.O.B. 1997 from 27 Potomac Rd., Warwick, R.I. was arraigned today in Kent County District Court on the charge of Conspiracy. This was as a result of the ongoing investigation of the Michael Rogers murder and David Rogers assault which occurred at 149 Haswill Street on 3/26/16. Cabral was ordered held without bail on the charge. A bail hearing is scheduled for April 12, 2016. The matter is still under active investigation. As such, no further information will be released to the media at this time.
Additional Suspects Charged in the Michael Rogers Murder/David Rogers Assault
On 3/26/2016, the Warwick Police responded to 149 Haswill Street for the report of a stabbing. As a result of a preliminary investigation, Jared Rogers, DOB 7/11/1995, of that address was arrested and charged with the murder of his nephew, Michael Rogers, and an assault with a dangerous weapon on his brother, David Rogers.
As the department continued to vigorously investigate the murder, information was received that other people were allegedly involved in the event. Three males were sought as potential witnesses to the murder. Ultimately, through the investigation, it was discovered that these subjects were directly involved in the murder/assault with a dangerous weapon, to varying degrees. They are alleged to have acted in concert with Jared Rogers.
These subjects are identified as follows:
John Ingram, DOB 4/24/1997, from Cranston Josue Morillo, DOB 3/8/1997, from Providence Andrew Soben, DOB 3/12/1997, from West Warwick
All three of these subjects are being charged by Warwick Police with murder and conspiracy to commit murder. They will be arraigned at Kent County Courthouse on Wednesday 3/30/2016 and 12:00 noon.
Additionally, the following subject, who is currently held at the ACI on unrelated issue, is alleged to have also assisted in the murder/assault with a dangerous weapon:
Jake Cabral, DOB 3/2/1997, from Warwick.
A charge of conspiracy to commit murder is pending against him.
This matter is still under active investigation. As such, no further information will be released to the media at this time.
Kent Hospital, in conjunction with the Warwick Police Department and Warwick Fire Department/EMS, will conduct a full-scale exercise on Wednesday, March 30 from
8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. The purpose of this exercise is to measure first responder and hospital staffs’ capacity to respond to an active threat event on the hospital campus. This provides opportunity for training, preparedness, evaluation and communications for all partners involved.
There is potential for a visible and sizable police and fire presence outside the hospital all morning. Please be advised THIS IS ONLY AN EXERCISE. The exercise will be contained to the Kent Hospital campus and not impact nearby businesses, residences, roadways, or access to the hospital campus.