Chepachet woman released from hospital, steals car & heads to N.S. motel

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – A woman with a long criminal record who reportedly lives in Chepachet was arrested this month in North Smithfield after a registration check on a vehicle parked at Hilltop Motor Inn revealed it was stolen out of Warwick.

Jessica Kane, 31, was charged with felony possession of a stolen vehicle, 2nd offense, and arrested on warrants by North Smithfield police on Friday, Jan. 14.

According to Kane’s arrest report, officers confronted Kane at her hotel room and she admitted that she had recently been released from Kent Hospital in Warwick, and had stolen the car, a Toyota Rav 4, from her brother’s girlfriend’s sister. A search revealed that Kane also had a warrant out of Cranston for fraud.

Her past criminal record includes charges of assault and disorderly conduct in Johnston; obstructing an officer and assault in Providence; domestic violence in Chepachet; driving with a suspended license in North Providence; fraudulent use of a credit card in Smithfield, assault and disorderly conduct in Smithfield; driving with a suspended license in West Warwick; providing false information to 911 in Lincoln; and possession of a stolen vehicle and disorderly conduct in Woonsocket, along with several past warrants for failure to appear.

In 2016, Kane was featured in a news segment on NBC-10 stating she’d been assaulted by an EMT from North Providence. Shock-jock style tabloid/news blog Turtleboy Sports revealed the following year that Kane had mistaken the website for a drug dealer and tried to purchase Zanax.

Kane’s North Smithfield arrest report lists an address in Chepachet, but her Cranston warrant lists her as living at 95 Pleasant View Ave. in Smithfield. She was transported to Cranston following the recent arrest, and release on $1,000 personal recognizance. Kane has a mandatory hearing scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 1

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