Woman arrested for breaking into AG’s office

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Warwick woman is facing charges after police say she broke into the Attorney General’s office overnight.

Police were called to the South Main Street building shortly before 2 a.m. Monday.

According to a statement from the Attorney General’s Office, an employee in the Bureau of Criminal Identification heard the doorbell to the building, followed immediately by the sound of breaking glass. At that time, the employee called the police.

When officers arrived, they said they found Cynthia Jones, 45, in the lobby of the building. They said she did not gain access to any offices.ag office breakin

While the initial call stated the suspect was armed with a machete, Eyewitness News has learned the woman actually had an ice scraper with her.

Police said Jones told detectives she went to the AG’s office because she wanted to draw attention to several personal problems and wanted to speak with the attorney general.

The AG’s office also said the fire department responded because the suspect pulled the fire alarm box on the outside of the building.

Unrelated to the incident at the AG’s office, Warwick police said they fielded multiple calls Sunday connected to Jones.

According to one dispatch report, Jones was walking in the middle of Post Road trying to flag down drivers, claiming someone was after her. Another report shows Jones went to T.F. Green Airport and made similar claims there.

Jones is charged with one count of breaking and entering and one count of interference with a fire alarm apparatus.

Bail was set at $25,000 with surety. The judge ordered a competency exam and a mental health evaluation.

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