May 21, 2024

Rehoboth Police Department media release regarding 07/18/2023 Incident


On 07/18/2023 at approx. 7:26pm the Rehoboth Police Department received a 911 call from a Smith Street residence reporting a female crying in the front yard and that she appeared to have been stabbed.

Upon arrival, Rehoboth Officers discovered a 29-year-old female victim bleeding from a stab wound to her ear. The victim reported she had been stabbed during a fight with another female who is known to her. The victim stated that prior to being stabbed she was driving her vehicle with the suspect and two unidentified male parties as passengers. While traveling north on Smith Street a fight broke out between her and the female passenger, causing her to pull over. The fight continued outside of the vehicle, at which time the female passenger brandished a knife and stabbed the victim in the ear.

After the stabbing the suspect and the two male parties ran north on Smith Street towards Attleboro. During a canvas of the area by Rehoboth and Attleboro Police the suspect was not located.

The victim was transported to Sturdy Hospital for her injuries which are reported as non-life threatening.

At this time the search for the suspect is on-going and the incident remains under investigation by Rehoboth Police Detectives.

Brian J. Ramos
Deputy Chief of Police


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