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Police Log: July 5 to July 8

This is a summary of reports provided to JohnstonPatch by the Johnston Police Department and found on the RI State Police website for July 5 to July 8. It does not indicate a conviction.

Hit and Run

Officers Derrick Palazzo and Dana Gousie responded to a call regarding a car accident at the intersection of Bishop Hill Road and East Woodhaven Drive on July 6.

The accident occurred at 12:46 a.m. When the officers arrived the utility pole on the east side of the intersection was severed from the base and the driver had left the scene, according to the police report. Gousie located part of the car’s silver fender at the scene. About 20 minutes later a caller reported a car parked on the front lawn of 29 Pine Hill Road.

The car was located behind a large bush. Patrolman Adam Catamero responded to Pine Hill Road and located a 2009 Pontiac G6 with damage to the front passenger side. The owner of the car, Jessica S. Sutherland of 75 Bishop Hill Road, was located in a nearby driveway. Sutherland allegedly admitted to driving the car at the time of the accident, according to Gousie’s report.

Sutherland received a citation for duty in accident resulting in damage to a highway fixture, immediate notice of accident, and laned roadway violations.

Fugitive from justice

John V. Lindgren, 36, of 23 John St., Johnston, was arrested on July 8 by Rhode Island State Troopers at 6:40 p.m. Trooper’s responded to Lindgren’s home after the state police received information from the State of Florida that Lindgren was a fugitive from justice for a probation violation.

The probation violation was in relation to a
previous charge of sex offense against a child, according to the Rhode Island State Police website. Lindgren also had a warrant from 6th District court for failure to appear.

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