Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the South Kingstown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Erica L. Chesebro, 24, of 43 Hendrick Ave., North Kingstown, was arrested at about 8:18 p.m. on Aug. 20 and charged with felony breaking and entering, and misdemeanor charges of vandalism, assault and larceny less than $1,500.
According to police, they were called to a home on Walmsley Lane at about 5:32 p.m., for a report of an assault. A 37-year-old Swansea, MA woman told police that Chesebro had broken into the home and assaulted her.
The woman told police that she recognized Chesebro because earlier in the day, she and a resident of the home had gotten into an argument with her at the bar of Amalfi’s.
The woman was with the father of Chesebro’s children, police said, which seemed to fuel the dispute. Police said that Chesebro repeatedly called the victim a whore and a home wrecker during the assault.
Police said that an examination of the scene revealed broken items and picture frames in the house. Chesebro gained entrance via an unlocked front door, but then kicked in the bedroom door to assault the victim.
Based on the scene and witness statements, a bulletin was issued for a minivan Chesebro was believed to be driving.
According to South Kingstown police, Narragansett police found the van near the Coast Guard House on Ocean Road, and initiated a traffic stop at about 7:30 p.m.
Police said Chesebro smelled of alcohol, and there was a dog in the car with her. She was arrested without incident at this time.
According to police, a search of the car revealed two pictures in frames, which were believed to be taken from the home on Walmsley Lane. A Coach wallet and a Coach purse that the victim reported as stolen by Chesebro were not found.
Chesebro was processed at police headquarters and then released at about 11:44 p.m. She is due to appear at Fourth Division District Court for felony screening on Oct. 3.
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