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Crime Stoppers: Make Neighborhoods, Schools and Businesses Safer

Crime Stoppers empowers you, the law abiding citizens, to make your neighborhoods, schools and businesses safer by reporting information while remaining anonymous. If you know something, say something as law enforcement needs to know what you know.

St. Croix: On Aug. 18, about 5 a.m., a 59-year-old woman was walking with her 4-year-old grandson along North Shore Road in the area of the doctor’s offices west of the District Court when she was struck and killed by a hit and run driver. The vehicle has been described as a black or dark-colored Suzuki Vitara, Grand Vitara or Sidekick. The car sustained damage to the front chrome bumper and possibly to the hood, side panels and windshield. Police thank the public for the information already provided, but need a little more. If you know anything about this incident, please call.

St. John: The month of September is known as the most active month during hurricane season. The police department advises the St. John community to be careful when driving on flooded roadways and to avoid being outside or in high areas when it’s lightening. Residents of the eastern part of the island are advised to monitor weather conditions closely in the event of road closures. If you need any assistance for an emergency, please call 911 immediately.

St. Thomas: On Aug. 29 about 5 p.m., a man was walking in the area of Bellavista Hotel when he heard several gunshots. When he saw people running, he started running and did not realize he had been shot in his right ankle. The victim is unaware of who actually shot him so the police are seeking any information that can lead to an arrest.

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Let’s continue to work for the good of all by telling us what you know about these or any other crimes, at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also text “USVI” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). If your tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs or weapons, you will receive a cash reward to be paid according to your instructions.

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