State Police: Man steals bakery truck, assaults construction workers with fire extinguisher

Rhode Island State Police
This is a file image of a Rhode Island State Police cruiser. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)–  An early morning rampage ended in the arrest of a Providence man Thursday on several charges including larceny of a motor vehicle, according to Rhode Island State Police.

Police say 29-year-old Nicholas Brown allegedly stole a Calise Bakery truck from the businesses’s facility on Niantic Avenue before side-swiping another on Route 10 near the Union Avenue off-ramp.

Brown then continued north, exiting onto Westminster Street where he side-wiped another vehicle, police said. That vehicle ended up colliding head-on with a utility pole.

Police say Brown continued on Westminster Street before loosing control of the truck and colliding with an excavator at Route 10 and Route 6 construction site.

According to a news release from the state police, when two workers at the site went to check on him, Brown sprayed the vehicle’s fire extinguisher at them.

Brown then attempted gain entrance to a couple of nearby cars before getting into a physical confrontation with the workers and the occupant of the vehicle he side-swiped, according to the release.

The witnesses managed to restrain him until a trooper on the construction site took Brown into custody around 6:30 a.m., police said.

Brown was indicted today at Sixth District Court in Providence, and is being held at the Adult Correctional Institution for violating the conditions of his bail on a prior simple assault and disorderly conduct charges.




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