Two charged following violent disturbance in Cranston

By News Staff


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CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) – Two people have been charged after a violent brawl early Saturday morning in Cranston.

According to Cranston Police, Officers were dispatched to the Blow Hookah Lounge at 1285 Park Avenue around 1:00 a.m. Saturday for a report of a large disturbance involving multiple patrons that spilled out of the business and into the street.

Officers on scene discovered that three individuals on scene had suffered superficial, non-life-threatening stab wounds, and that three separate individuals had been struck by a motor vehicle in the nearby parking lot of Nardolillo Funeral Home.

Police were unable to confirm reports of shots fired during the incident, but said no individuals were shot.

Police said the three individuals suffering stab wounds, as well as one of the individuals struck by the vehicle, were transported by the Cranston Fire Department to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment.

A fourth stabbing victim was transported by an acquaintance to Roger Williams Medical Center prior to the Officers’ arrival on scene.

Cranston Police said all individuals have since been treated and released from the hospital.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as Michael Noth, 32, of Providence, was arrested on scene after his vehicle became disabled in the Nardolillo Funeral Home parking lot. Police said Noth was one of the individuals suffering from a stab wound.

After being treated at Rhode Island Hospital, Noth was returned to Cranston Police Headquarters where he was arraigned on charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. Noth was released on $4000 surety bail.

A female passenger in Noth’s vehicle, identified as Katerin Delarosa, 23, of Cranston, was also summoned to appear on Obstruction of Justice charges.

A preliminary investigation by Cranston Police indicates the disturbance may have initially stemmed from a male patron inappropriately touching a female patron inside the Blow Hookah Lounge, Police said.

The incident is under further investigation, which Police said has been complicated by a lack of cooperation by victims and witnesses.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Cranston Police Detective Lee Sohn at (401) 477-5147 or Detective Robert Santagata at (401) 477-5169.

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