Pawtucket police make arrest in fatal hit-and-run

Pawtucket police make arrest in fatal hit-and-run

PAWTUCKET – Police this week announced thearrest of Robert Rosales, 20, of Providence, as the suspect in a fatal hit-and-run incident on Sept. 11 at the intersection of Lonsdale Avenue at Harrison Street.

At 9:30 p.m. that evening, Pawtucket police and fire, as well as the Rhode Island State Police, responded to the intersection for a hit-and-run collision involving a motorcycle and car. The man operating the motorcycle, Lenon Dos Reis, age 27, of Pawtucket, was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Sept. 12, the suspect's vehicle was located. Detectives Michael Cioe and Justin Gould were able to identify a suspect as a result, and after investigating, arrested Rosales and charged hiim with duty to stop in an accident resulting in personal injury/death. He was arraigned by a bail commissioner on Sept. 13 and held as a violator.