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Brief: Infrastructure Woes Shut Police Division Office on St. Thomas-St. Croix

The Virgin Islands Police Department informed the public on Thursday that some services are being suspended because of building and maintenance problems on St. Thomas and St. Croix.

Statements released by the VIPD Public Information Office said a sewage leak in the Alexander Farrelly Justice Complex in Charlotte Amalie led to a shutdown in the Records Bureau, the Firearms Bureau and the Fingerprinting Office.

A faulty water line at the Wilbur Francis Command in Frederiksted was also announced on Thursday, leading to the closure of the VIPD administrative building. Police patrol functions are still in operation at that site, the May 18 statement said.

Regular operations in the Rainbow Building Administrative Office on Mars Hill, Frederiksted, are scheduled to resume by Monday, May 22.

Service in the affected offices on St. Thomas has been discontinued “until further notice,” according to a midday press release.”The Facilities Management Unit is working to rectify this matter.”

Those who have questions are encouraged to call (340) 514-8006 for further information.

The Farrelly Complex houses the Richard Callwood Zone A Police Command, the Superior Court, and the Bureau of Corrections Criminal Justice Complex. No announcements from Corrections or the Courts have appeared with regard to operations or building conditions so far.

There is no indication that police patrol functions, the VIPD Traffic Bureau, the Investigations Bureau, or administrative offices at Farrelly were disrupted as of Thursday.

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