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Virgin Islands Crime Initiative Nets Two Arrests on St. Croix

Officers assigned to Phase 2 of the Virgin Islands Crime Initiative made two arrests in separate incidents on St. Croix, resulting in the confiscation of a controlled substance and an unlicensed firearm, the V.I. Police Department reported.

– At 10:32 p.m. Oct. 14 officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle operated by Bomani O. Henley, age 30 of Estate Rattan, in the vicinity of Sunshine Mall in Estate Cane, Frederiksted. During the course of the traffic stop, Henley was found in possession of cocaine, according to the police report. He was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.

– At 8:32 p.m. Oct. 15, during a traffic stop on East End Road in Estate Southgate, officers discovered a loaded firearm in a vehicle operated by 24-year-old Jahsino M. Alfred of Barren Spot. Police arrested Alfred and charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession or sale of ammunition.

Bail for Henley was set at $15,000, while bail for Alfred was set at $50,000. Neither of the men was able to post bail, and were turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending their Advice of Rights hearings.

St. Croix District Chief of Police, Sidney Elskoe praised the officers of the Virgin Islands Crime Initiative for the arrests.

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“These officers continue to work hard to get guns and drugs off our streets,” Elskoe said.

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