On 12/01/17 at approximately 1755hrs the Rehoboth Police Department received a 911 call reporting a pedestrian had been struck in the area of 206 Winthrop Street (Rte.44), it was also reported the striking vehicle had fled the scene in an unknown direction. When Officers arrived they found a female victim lying on the on the shoulder of the roadway on the north side of Winthrop Street . Upon arrival the victim was conscious and reported she had been struck from behind while walking westbound in the area she was found. The 41 year old victim was unable to provide any further details concerning the accident or identify the vehicle involved. Members of the Rehoboth Fire Department and Ambulance rendered aid to the victim and she was later transported to RI Hospital with what is believed to be minor injuries. Based on the initial investigation at the scene it is believed the suspect vehicle may be a dark blue colored 2011 or newer model BMW 3 Series sedan or coupe. The vehicle is believed to be missing a passenger side mirror. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Jeffrey Perry at Rehoboth Police Department 508-252-3722.
At 12/01/17 at approximately 1821hrs the Rehoboth Police Department received a 911 call reporting a second (unrelated) hit-and-run accident involving two vehicles at the intersection of Tremont and Anawan Street. While Officers were responding to the scene it was reported a white Nissan sedan with front-end damage had fled from the scene. Upon arrival on the scene Officers determined all six occupants of the vehicle that was struck were uninjured. Area departments were notified to be on the lookout for the suspect vehicle that was last seen traveling south on Anawan St. (rte. 118). A short time later Dighton Police Sgt. Cronin located a vehicle matching that description and also having front end damage was now traveling east on Wellington Street in their Town. Officer Cronin subsequently stopped the vehicle and made contact with the operator, Sonya Paiva 46 of Warren, RI. Rehoboth Officer Thomas Ranley responded and met with Dighton Police and quickly determined the vehicle stopped in Dighton was the same vehicle that fled from the Rehoboth crash a short time earlier. At this time Paiva is facing pending charges for Leaving the scene of Accident with Property Damage, Negligent Operation.