EGPD Picks Up Man Wanted in Providence Stabbing

by | Sep 23, 2020

Tuesday afternoon, EG police arrested a Providence man on a warrant for allegedly having stabbed his mother Saturday (the wound was not fatal). The man, Edward Akinirinlola, 32, was driving east on Division Street near First Avenue when Patrolman Mathew Cipriano pulled him over because he had several objects hanging from his mirror and the rear license plate was not properly secured. Routine checks turned up the felony warrant and Cipriano called for back up. Together with Patrolman John Siligato and Sgt. Terilli, Cipriano took Akinirinlola into custody without incident. He was picked up by Providence police Tuesday evening.

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Renu englehart
Renu englehart
September 24, 2020 11:17 am

Amazing job by EGPD!

Bruce Mastracchio
Bruce Mastracchio
September 25, 2020 8:10 am

Way to go EG Police ! Defund the Police ? I don’t think so ?
Keep up the good work !

September 25, 2020 8:26 am

Good job!

September 25, 2020 11:26 pm

Hold on a second, sir. Officer Cipriano pulled over a person of color due to some mirror danglies and a license plate infraction and happened to hit on the outstanding warrant. I’ll venture that people who stab their mothers may have some mental health issues, so I’m hoping Mr. Akinirinlola get’s appropriate healthcare evaluation. The fact that EGPD arrested someone in a professional manner without incident has little to do with larger discussions of how best to allocate funding to provide community safety and services.

Now, could we please get a reminder from EGPD that hanging your mask from the rearview blocks your line of sight and is a ticketable offense? That’s the real public safety issue here…


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