Officers of the Frederiksted Bike Unit and Burglary Squad arrested four men after detaining a truck that matched the description of a vehicle seen where burglaries have been reported in Estate Whim and nearby areas, according to the V.I. Police Department.
Police on patrol spotted and detained the vehicle near Rainbow Beach after noticing that it was not registered and the occupants were not wearing seat belts. There were four men in the vehicle, police said. One man got out of the truck and walked over to some nearby bushes, then returned to the trunk.
As additional police arrived on the scene, an officer checked around the same bushes and found a .40 caliber handgun. Police searched the truck and found another handgun in a hidden compartment inside the dashboard. Also in the compartment were 19 small plastic bags of marijuana.
Police arrested all four suspects and charged them with unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.
The four arrested suspects were18-year-old Hakeem Alfred, 20-year-old Larry Williams, 21-year-old Jahkime Santiago and 22-year-old Wakoi James, all of Estate Williams Delight. They were held on $25,000 bail each and remanded to the custody of the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility pending further court action.
Officers said they found burglary tools including lock picking devices along with two iPhones and an iPad inside the vehicle.