St. Thomas police arrested a 17-year-old minor Saturday, and charged him with first degree assault for shooting and injuring another person in the Lindbergh Bay area, and in an unrelated incident Monday, police arrested another 17-year-old minor was arrested for stealing a car in Contact Knolls.
According to a V.I. Police Department news release, the first incident happened at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, near the day-care in Lindbergh Bay. While the circumstances of the shooting were not detailed in the release, police did say they had received information that the minor had intended to leave the territory.
They were able to advise Customs and Border Protection officials at the Cyril E. King Airport, who caught the minor when he attempted to board a flight. The minor was placed in protective custody and released to his parents pending his Juvenile Court appearance.
In the other incident, a 17-year-old minor was arrested for stealing a car.
On Monday, the owner of the car reported that his black Mazda had been stolen. Witnesses told police that they had seen the suspect driving the stolen car, which was eventually located in Contact Knolls. Police said the minor took the vehicle after noticing that the owner left the keys in the ignition.
The minor was taken into police custody and was released to his parents pending his appearance in Juvenile Court.