Sept. 17, 4.33 p.m.
On Saturday, a concerned citizen in St. Thomas contacted 911 regarding a possible sighting of the six vehicles stolen from Blues Car Rental in the Solberg area, police say.
St. Thomas District Chief Steven Phillip is happy to announce that officers responded and, upon arrival, were able to locate the stolen vehicles, which were accounted for and in working condition. Chief Phillip expressed his gratitude for the quick recovery because of the community’s help and stated, “VIPD remains the guardian of the community and will do what is necessary to keep the community safe.”
VIPD Commissioner Ray Martinez stated, “it’s unfortunate that we’re expecting a tropical storm and members in our community are committing crimes. My team put out the notification yesterday, and within 24 hours, we were able to locate all six stolen vehicles.”
Commissioner Martinez thanks the community and the VIPD team for their efforts and reminds the community that paying attention to little details can produce big results.
Sept. 16, 8.26 p.m.
On Friday, six vehicles were stolen from Blues Car Rental on St. Thomas during the early morning hours between 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m, police say.
The VIPD needs help locating the following vehicles:
Silver 2015 Ford Fiesta, plate number TFM-727
Red 2008 Nissan Murano, plate number TGO-214
White Kia Sorento, unknown year and plate number
Black 2010 Dodge Caravan, plate number TGU-512
Orange 2008 Jeep Wrangler, plate number TEZ-359
Black 2014 Kia Soul, plate number TGU-513
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call 911 immediately. Contact can also be made to the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-774-2211, Crime Stoppers V.I. at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or the Chief’s Office at 340-715-5548.