EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A member of the East Providence Fire Department is facing several charges after police responded to a report of a disturbance of his home.
According to East Providence police, 35-year-old Ricky Tiburcio was arrested Sunday on charges of carrying a weapon while intoxicated, possession of a large-capacity feeding device/magazine, domestic vandalism, refusal to relinquish a telephone, and obstructing an officer in the execution of duty.
Police did not offer specifics on the incident.
Tiburcio was arraigned at the hospital and released on $5,000 personal recognizance. A domestic no-contact order was issued.
He’s due in court on Oct. 25 for a formal arraignment.
The East Providence Fire Department released a statement saying they’re taking the allegations seriously and are “committed to ensuring a thorough and impartial internal investigation.”
“The East Providence Fire Department is dedicated to the safety and well-being of our community, and we will not tolerate any behavior that goes against our core values,” the department wrote. “We understand the concerns that may arise from such incidents and assure the public that we will act in a transparent and responsible manner as we gather more information. The alleged actions of one individual do not represent the dedication and professionalism of our entire firefighting team.
“While the investigation is ongoing, we would like to emphasize that the matter is now in the judicial system, and we will cooperate fully with the legal process,” the statement continued. “We remain committed to our mission of protecting and serving our community.”