76.7 F
Charlotte Amalie
Monday, May 16, 2022
HomeNewsPolice & CourtsPolice Recover Stolen Vehicle, Find Unlicensed Firearm

Police Recover Stolen Vehicle, Find Unlicensed Firearm

At 2:10 p.m. Monday, V.I. Police Department officers on St. Thomas spotted a vehicle that had been reported as stolen. In recovering the car, they also took an unlicensed firearm off the street.

According to the police report, officers stopped the vehicle and found 22-year-old Javan Benjamin of Bordeaux behind the wheel.

While the officers conducted a search of Benjamin and the vehicle, they allegedly discovered an unlicensed firearm tucked into Benjamin’s pants.

Benjamin was charged with using a vehicle without authorization and possession of an unlicensed firearm. He was held on $35,000 bail and turned over to the Bureau of Corrections, pending his advice of rights hearing.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.




Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.

STAY CONNECTED

20,771FansLike
4,712FollowersFollow

FROM FACEBOOK

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
Load more

At 2:10 p.m. Monday, V.I. Police Department officers on St. Thomas spotted a vehicle that had been reported as stolen. In recovering the car, they also took an unlicensed firearm off the street.

According to the police report, officers stopped the vehicle and found 22-year-old Javan Benjamin of Bordeaux behind the wheel.

While the officers conducted a search of Benjamin and the vehicle, they allegedly discovered an unlicensed firearm tucked into Benjamin’s pants.

Benjamin was charged with using a vehicle without authorization and possession of an unlicensed firearm. He was held on $35,000 bail and turned over to the Bureau of Corrections, pending his advice of rights hearing.