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Rhode Island's 10 Most Wanted

The Rhode Island State Police has joined forces with the United States Marshal's Office and the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a coordinated effort to track and locate known violent offenders. The Rhode Island State Police Violent Fugitive Task Force (VFTF) was formulated to target subjects who are wanted for violent crimes in the area. The Task Force also targets prison escapees, parole violators and violent juvenile offenders.

CAUTION:

The individuals on this page are wanted or serious and often violent crimes. If you believe you know the location of one of these fugitives DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TAKE ANY ACTION ON YOUR OWN! If you have information concerning any of the individuals on this page, contact the Rhode Island State Police Violent Fugitive Task Force or the Rhode Island State Police immediately.

Task Force Phone: (401) 921-8130 or (401) 921-8131

State Police Main Number: (401) 444-1000

Task Force Fax: (401) 921-8137

Task Force Email: vftf@risp.dps.ri.gov

In person:
Rhode Island State Police Headquarters
311 Danielson Pike
North Scituate, RI 02857

Apprehended Fugitives

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Top 10 Wanted Fugitives

Fugitive

Julio Merida

D.O.B: 5/12/1960
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sex: Male
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
RI - SID: 8703400
FBI #: 237327CA4
Last Known Address: 163 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI
Alias Name/D.O.B: Salomon Andrade Martinez
Remarks:

Charges: Murder (two counts)
Originating Agency: Providence Police Department
History: Merida is wanted for the fatal shooting of two individuals in the City of Providence, Rhode Island on October 18, 1987.
Status: At large


Fugitive

Ronald L. Fischer

D.O.B: 1/26/1956
Race/Ethnicity: White
Sex: Male
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Hair: Reddish-brown
Eyes: Hazel
RI - SID: 10103556
FBI #: 456282WA4
Last Known Address: 61 Sleepy Hollow Road, East Greenwich, RI
Alias Name/D.O.B: Ron Stevenson, Jeff Fischer, Jeff Fisher, Steve Harris, Emery Fischer, Robert Anderson, "Kevin", John Crawford, Ronald Pinsky, Ron Moidel, Carl Benedict, Dr. Steven Greenwood, Dr. Antonell, Robert Burgess, Robert Kruger, Gary Johnson, Dr. Henry Stevenson, 1/26/1966
Remarks: Subject was born in Guatemala

Charges: Failure To Appear For Trial, First Degree Sexual Assault & Flight To Avoid Prosecution
Originating Agency: East Greenwich Police Department
History: Fischer fled the State during a trial in Newport, Rhode Island, where he was being tried on sexual assault charges. Fisher is a master yachtsman, a world traveler, and internationally connected. Fisher's former profession was that of an anesthesiologist. Fisher has been featured several times on the television show "America's Most Wanted".
Status: At large


Sergio Salazar

Sergio Salazar

D.O.B: 1/16/1975
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sex: Male
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
RI - SID: 9912246
FBI #: 938025JB9
Last Known Address: 165 Knight Street, Providence, RI
Alias Name/D.O.B: Sergio Salazar-Ascencio
Remarks: Subject was born in Guatemala

Charges: First Degree Murder
Originating Agency: Providence Police Department
History: Salazar is wanted for a homicide that occurred at 26 Shiloh Street, Providence on February 16, 2000. He was indicted in 2003 after being arrested in 2000 and then set free.
Status: At large


Fugitive

James W. Bell

D.O.B: 3/29/1954
Race/Ethnicity: White
Sex: Male
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 160 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
RI - SID: 10103914
FBI #: 521982NA9
Last Known Address: 138 Governor Street, Providence, RI
Alias Name/D.O.B: None known
Remarks: Click here to view the FBI's Wanted Poster

Charges: Unlawful Flight To Avoid Prosecution and Second Degree Child Molestation
Originating Agency: Middletown Police Department
History: Bell is wanted for the alleged molestation of three young girls, then aged 9 to 13, in Middletown, Rhode Island. The molestation allegedly occurred while Bell was working at a local YMCA. He was arrested in Allyn, Washington, on August 7, 2003, and brought back to Rhode Island where he was arraigned on numerous counts of second degree child molestation in Newport, Rhode Island Superior Court. Bell was released on bail, but failed to appear for a pre-trial conference on July 15, 2004. A local warrant was issued for his arrest on July 30, 2004, and Bell was charged with probation and bail violation. A federal arrest warrant was issued on January 9, 2006, in the United States District Court of Rhode Island, and Bell was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. Bell has been featured on the television show "America's Most Wanted".
Status: At large


Fugitive

Dennys P. Cabrera

D.O.B: 4/22/1984
Race/Ethnicity: Black
Sex: Male
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
RI - SID: 10152256
FBI #: 102615NC4
Last Known Address: 31 Gladstone Street, Providence, RI
Alias Name/D.O.B: None known
Remarks: Subject is from the Dominican Republic. Subject may have fled to New York.

Charges: First Degree Murder
Originating Agency: Providence Police Department
History: Cabrera shot and killed Nairobi Acosta on November 4, 2007 as he exited an after hours party at 76 Baxter Street, Providence, Rhode Island. Cabrera also shot and wounded Claudio Nieves, who was standing outside the residence.
Status: At large


Fugitive

Alex Vigniero

D.O.B: 5/16/1974
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sex: Male
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 140 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
RI - SID: None
FBI #: None
Last Known Address: 103 Waldo Street, Providence, RI
Alias Name/D.O.B: Luis Gonzalez-Caban, "Puto", 4/17/1978
Remarks: Subject possesses a Massachusetts ID. Subject is an illegal immigrant.

Charges: First Degree Murder
Originating Agency: Providence Police Department
History: Vigniero is wanted for a murder that occurred on March 7, 2008 at 103 Waldo Street, Providence, Rhode Island. A Federal warrant has been issued for his arrest by U.S. Department of Homeland Security as an illegal immigrant. He was last seen operating RI Passenger Registration GT-373 displayed on a blue 2000 Nissan Maxima.
Status: At large


Fugitive
Fugitive

Jonathan D. Espinal

D.O.B: 12/7/1989
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sex: Male
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 125 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
RI - SID: 10175317
FBI #: 972851TC6
Last Known Address: 167 Grand Street, Providence, RI
Alias Name/D.O.B: Pesao
Remarks: Subject may have fled to New York or Mexico. He is a known gang member of the M.O.P. (Members of Pine)

Charges: Felony Assault With A Firearm
Originating Agency: Providence Police Department
History: Espinal is wanted for the shooting of two men sitting in a parked car outside the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence on Oxford Street in the City of Providence, Rhode Island on March 18, 2011.
Status: At large


Fugitive
Fugitive

Everette J. Eby

D.O.B: 4/16/1986
Race/Ethnicity: White
Sex: Male
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 160 lbs.
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Green
RI - SID: 10185762
FBI #: 549298AD1
Last Known Address: 73 Frederick Street, East Providence, RI
Alias Name/D.O.B: None known
Remarks:

Charges: Second Degree Child Molestation
Originating Agency: Central Falls Police Department
History: Eby is wanted for a Child Molestation that took place on March 20, 2011 at 39 Sumner Avenue, Central Falls, Rhode Island.
Status: At large


Fugitive
Fugitive

Miguel A. Martinez

D.O.B: 8/3/1985
Race/Ethnicity: Black
Sex: Male
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 155 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
RI - SID: 10135094
FBI #: 840385FC3
Last Known Address: 227 Sackett Street, Providence, RI
Alias Name/D.O.B: 7/3/1985
Remarks:

Charges: First Degree Armed Robbery
Originating Agency: Providence Police Department
History: Martinez is wanted for a First Degree Armed Robbery that occurred on May 29, 2012 in the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
Status: At large


Fugitive

Alan R. Garcia

D.O.B: 9/8/1986
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sex: Male
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
RI - SID: 10126267
FBI #: 949834JC0
Last Known Address: 5 Laurie Ann Court, Johnston, RI
Alias Name/D.O.B: None
Remarks: May have facial hair

Charges: Aggravated Assault w/ Weapon, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Deliver and Possession of Cocaine - one ounce to one kilogram
Originating Agency: Rhode Island State Police
History: On January 10, 2013, the Rhode Island State Police HIDTA Task Force attempted to stop Garcia's vehicle in area of Killingly Street and Westwood Manor in the Town of Johnston. Garcia refused to stop his vehicle and Garcia intentionally struck a State Police cruiser and eluded capture. Members of the HIDTA Task Force then executed a search warrant for Garcia's residence at 5 Laurie Ann Court, Johnston, where they seized over one ounce of cocaine and crack cocaine.
Status: At large