WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) – A Coventry man suspected of crashing into a number of unmarked police cars, other vehicles and a building turned himself in Thursday, according to a spokesperson for Rhode Island State Police.
The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force said Vincent D’Ambra, 27, had been communicating online with someone who he thought was a 13-year-old girl. Police said the talk “quickly became sexually explicit,” and D’Ambra arranged to meet the girl on Wednesday for sexual activity.
Police said they moved in to arrest D’Ambra around 10 a.m. Wednesday on Post Road in Warwick. D’Ambra resisted, driving off in his car and hitting several vehicles and a building before he evaded capture on foot in West Warwick, according to police.
Police said D’Ambra is facing multiple charges including felony assault with a dangerous weapon (vehicle), two counts of duty to stop – accident resulting in damage to an attended vehicle, reckless driving/eluding officer and resisting arrest. Police said D’Ambra is also facing a charge of indecent solicitation of a child.
D’Ambra was arraigned Thursday afternoon and his bail is set at $5,000 surety. D’Ambra was ordered to not use the Internet or social media nor have any contact with minors.