Crime Stoppers needs your help to solve the following burglaries. If you know something, say something, as it is very difficult for law enforcement to identify and arrest burglars without your help. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs to solve these cases.
St. Croix: Over the past several weeks, burglaries have occurred in the mid-island area of St. Croix, encompassing the following communities: Ginger Thomas, Strawberry, and Barren Spot leading to Mary’s Fancy. These burglars are entering homes and stealing family possessions. Tell us what you have seen: describe the people involved, any vehicles, and the people who are buying the stolen items.
St. John: On Monday Aug. 8 at around 2:15 a.m., police were dispatched to a burglary in progress at Isla Vista Villa in Estate Pastory, which was occupied by a couple. The husband had been investigating a noise on the lower level, and encountered an intruder who was entering the villa through the northwestern door. While his wife called 911, the husband struggled with the intruder who hit him on the head with a black handgun and then fled. The intruder was described as a black male, 5’ 5” tall, 130 pounds, wearing dark clothing and a dark bandana or doo-rag.
We have the power to minimize the problem of burglary. Let’s continue to help make our community a safer place to live by submitting information on these or any other crimes at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Your tips are completely anonymous, and the stateside operators speak several languages. The minimum reward for the arrest of a burglar is $714 plus 10% of the value of the property recovered. The maximum reward is $2,500. Rewards are paid according to your instructions.
Crime Stoppers has been asked, “Where does the specific information come from about crimes mentioned in our weekly release?” All specifics about crimes are provided by law enforcement. For St. Croix, the info currently comes from Lt. Thomas Hannah; on St. Thomas, it is provided by Officer Nicholas Francois; and on St. John, the source is Deputy Chief Darren Foy.