State police say fight breaks out on unscheduled ferry without troopers

This is a photo of the scene on the Block Island Ferry where a fight broke out, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. (Submitted)

NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (WLNE) — Rhode Island State Police said a ferry where a fight broke out Monday night was unscheduled and had no troopers on it.

Police said Tuesday the unscheduled ferry was added because of crowding.

Monday night, several law enforcement agencies, including state police and the U.S. Coast Guard, responded to reports of a disturbance on a ferry that was its way to Galilee from Block Island.

After boarding the ferry, state police said seven people were arrested. Two people were injured and taken to the hospital.

Police arrested and charged the following people:

  • Michael Carvalho, 26, of Providence, was arraigned on the charge of disorderly conduct
  • Laurie Cassandra, 30, of Providence, was arraigned on the charge of obstructing an officer in the execution of duty
  • Chevron¬† Towns, 20, of Providence, was arraigned on the charge of weapons other than firearms prohibited
  • Abdou Njie, 37, of Pawtucket, was arraigned on the charge of disorderly conduct
  • Trent Manning, 32, of Providence, was arraigned on the charge of disorderly conduct
  • Deavon Silva, 20, of Pawtucket, was arraigned on the charge of disorderly conduct
  • Miguel G. Silva, 36, of Pawtucket, was arraigned on the charge of disorderly conduct

Also Monday, state police said troopers assigned to help with large crowds at Ballard’s responded to the establishment at about 6:30 p.m. for a report of a disturbance.

There, they arrested 30-year-oldd Jacob Dorbor, who’s from Providence, for disorderly conduct.

At this time, it’s unclear if both incidents are connected.

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