On January 5, at 3:30 p.m., V.I. police arrested and charged Alicia Alcala – also known as Alicia Long Puertas, age 46 of Diamond Bar, California – as a fugitive from justice, according to the V.I. Police Department.
Alcala, who is wanted in Florida for failure to appear on a grand theft, vehicle charge, was detained at the Cyril E. King Airport by Customs and Border Protection agents and turned over to detectives. Bail for Alcala was set at $5,000. Unable to post bail, she was turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections, pending her extradition hearing.