An East Providence woman, 42, just wouldn't give up trying to talk with her ex-boyfriend, police said. She now faces cyber-stalking and stalking charges.
Linda A. DaSilva, of 15 Belmont Ave., allegedly sent 64 text messages over 24 hours to her ex-boyfriend, showed up at places he was hanging out or working, and then followed him out of the East Providence police station where he was filing a complaint even after she was warned repeatedly to stay away from him. She was arrested last Wednesday, Aug. 14, at about 12:20 pm.
The East Providence arrest report indicates that she was arrested in her car on Pawtucket Avenue near East Providence High School after she pulled up next to him and began shouting and waving at him to pull over to talk.
Two police officers had followed her in an unmarked car because they said she was showing signs of “emotional instability” and they were concerned about the ex-boyfriend’s safety.
DaSilva and her ex-boyfriend reportedly had an exclusive relationship for a number of months before he broke it off and began dating another woman. That woman reportedly was sent crank or obscene phone calls by DaSilva, according to police, who arrested her previously for allegedly making those calls.
DaSilva was taken back to the police station and given a date to appear in District Court to face the charges.