Monday, March 18:
Police said Louis Marchetti of 53 Normandy Drive is a "major player" in a crew responsible for numerous housebreaks throughout the state. The alleged burglar who slipped away before his Cranston house was stormed by a SWAT team Saturday night turned himself into police on Monday.
Tuesday, March 19:
A virus repeatedly attacked the Barrington Police Department computers last weekend that is is believed to have gotten into the system attached to an email sent to the police chief by a legitimate payroll company. The email-attached virus did not compromise confidential information and no data was lost, said Barrington Police Chief John LaCross.
Wednesday, March 20:
Tuesday marked the 10th anniversary of the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Among the nearly 4,500 American casualties was Army Spc. Michael Andrade of Warren, who was also a volunteer firefighter with the Bristol Fire Department Andrade died on Sept. 24, 2003, from injuries he suffered after a 5-ton fuel truck hit his Humvee in Balad, Iraq.
Thursday, March 21:
What reportedly was called in as a brush fire turned out to be the body of a deceased person at the entrance of Pocasset Cemetery in Cranston.
Friday, March 22:
By midnight Thursday, people were still testifying for and against the same-sex marriage legislation (S-38) before the state Senate Judiciary Committee. More than 600 people signed up to testify and in groups of four they were called up at a time.