Crime has a cost and it is ultimately paid by the law-abiding citizens of the community through higher prices and higher taxes. Reducing that cost puts money back in your pockets. If you know something, say something, as law enforcement cannot control crime without your help. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what they need to solve these cases.
St. Croix: On Feb. 1 about 7:30 p.m., police were dispatched to the area of the Frederiksted Vegetable Market where they found 31-year-old Wellington Pennyfeather Jr. lying in the roadway. Police believe an altercation took place at the market between the victim and another person and that Pennyfeather was shot as he ran from the area. If you know anything about this homicide, please let us know. It is through your help that homicides were down in 2013.
St. John: On Jan. 14, police received a report from Denzil Clyne Car Rental in Cruz Bay that three Jeep Wrangler spare tires had been stolen from vehicles parked in the business’s parking lot. Please help police solve this crime and apprehend the thief(s).
St. Thomas: On Feb. 13 at 9 p.m., a man at Jarrah Mini Mart Gas Station was changing his tire when an unknown male walked up to him and said, "It’s a long time I want to cut your throat." The victim said the suspect swung a box cutter, which cut him on the left side of his throat. Tell us what you know about this incident so police can identify and arrest the assailant.
Help make our community a safer place 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. If you have an unsolved crime you would like Crime Stoppers to feature, send an e-mail to CrimeStoppersVI@gmail.com.