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Crime of the Week: Crime Stoppers Paid Out $30,000 in 2019

Crime Stoppers USVI paid out more than $30,000 in claimed rewards in 2019, the anonymous tip service reported Wednesday.

“We would like to thank the community for stepping up and making the call,” the service said in its “Crime of the Week” news release Wednesday. “Every tip submitted makes our territory safer!”

Crime Stoppers listed a St. Thomas homicide and a St. Croix school robbery as this week’s “Crime of the Week.”

ST. THOMAS – At about 11:07 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, the 911 call center received a call of shots being fired in the area of Hospital Ground. At the scene, VIPD officers discovered an unresponsive man in the roadway with a gunshot wound to the body. The victim succumbed to his injuries and was later identified as 31-year-old Kalico Canton.

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ST. CROIX – At 9:52 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, the 911 call center received a report of a burglary at the John H. Woodson Junior High School. Police discovered that seven Lenovo laptops, six Chromebooks and one DVR system with an estimated total cost of $6,000 were stolen from the school.

Anyone with information on the Crime of the Week cases or any other crime can call Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477 (1-800-222-TIPS) or submit a tip online at www.P3tips.com or www.crimestoppersvi.org. Callers will be issued a confidential PIN and are encouraged to check back frequently for reward eligibility.

Tips that result in a case being resolved can qualify the caller for an anonymous cash reward.

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