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CIB Investigating Harvey Project Shootings; 1 Injured 1 Dead

On May 16, 2022, at 8:48 p.m., an off-duty officer reported hearing shots fired in the Profit Hills Housing Community (Harvey Project) area. Upon making a check, officers discovered shell casings and blood. 

VIPD Wanted: Omari Beltou

According to the VIPD, Omari Beltou is wanted for the unlawful sexual contact of two minor females.

Surveillance Camera Leads to Arrest of a 70-year-Old Man

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, the Criminal Investigation Bureau was able to apprehend 70-year-old Julian “Mouleek” Testamark with the help of footage from a surveillance camera.

Man on St. Croix Arrested for Simple Assault and Battery

On Sunday, May 15, 2022, at 8:05 a.m., a domestic disturbance in the Walter I.M. Hodge Housing Community, Frederiksted, St. Croix, was reported to the 911 Emergency Call Center.

Fatal Hit-and-Run on St. Croix

On May 14, 2022, at approximately 10:16 P.M., the Traffic Investigation Bureau (TIB) was notified by Ancilmo Marshall Command Police Station and dispatched to a collision involving a pedestrian in the Estate Catherine’s Rest area on St. Croix.

Operation Python Make Illegal Drug Arrest After Traffic Stop

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, a gray vehicle was stopped by Operation Python Officers conducting Traffic Enforcement at 4:14 p.m. on Weymouth Rhymer Highway in the vicinity of Carlos Furniture.

Missing Person: Emanda Hartzog

On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 54-year-old Emanda Hartzog of Estate Richmond, Christiansted, St. Croix, was reported her missing by her children.

VIPD POLICE WEEK CALENDAR 2022

The Virgin Islands Police Department will be commemorating this year’s Police Week with the following events starting on Sunday, May 15, 2022. 

18-Year-Old Arrested for Discharging Machine Gun

On Friday, May 13, 2022, Ja’Haile Clendenin was taken into custody pursuant to an arrest warrant issued by the Magistrate Division of the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands.

Help Catch Get Those Who Murdered Jahul Ward and Joseph Graffis and Get Paid

A cash reward up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for these homicides.

Crucian Woman Dies in High-Speed Single Car Accident

A St. Croix woman died Monday night after crashing at high speed into a WAPA pole on East End Road, police said.

Native of Dominican Republic Convicted for Making Materially False Statements to Government Agents at the Cyril E. King Airport

According to United States Attorney Delia L. Smith, on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, after a two-day jury trial, Luis Miguel Lopez, a 28-year-old citizen of the Dominican Republic, was convicted of making a materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement in a matter within the jurisdiction of the executive branch of the Government of the United States.

475 Pounds of Cocaine Seized from Boat Returning to PR from STT

Officials seized 475 pounds of cocaine valued at $4.3 million after inspecting a vessel being hauled from the water in Puerto Rico, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Tuesday. The boat reportedly had traveled from St. Thomas.

V.I. Parole Board Schedules Hearings for May 30 Through June 3

Anyone who wants to share testimony on behalf of or against any inmate must submit written comments to the board or advise the board of his /her desire to appear and testify. Such notices must be received by the board no later than May 25.  Written comments or requests to testify should be addressed to the chairman of the parole board.

Judicial Branch Launches E-Filing for Marriage Applications

With this new capability, applicants may also pay the marriage application and license fees online at the time of initiating the marriage case

CIB Investigating Early Morning Fatal Shooting in Harbor View on St. Croix

On May 7, 2022, the body of 32-year-old Shawn Joseph was found unresponsive by the business office of the Harbor View housing community on St. Croix. Josephs had just been released on parole from the John Bell Adult Correctional Facility on May 6, 2022.

Man Arrested at STT Airport on Warrant from Pennsylvania

Detectives traveled to the airport and contacted Customs and Border Patrol  agents and were presented with a warrant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for Craig Vanausdal.  

Traffic Stop Leads to Gun, Cocaine Charges

Police report they found in the car a Premier Firearm PF-15 Multi caliber rifle, two Glock 9mm magazines and multiple rounds of ammunition and an undetermined amount of powder and crack cocaine.

Police ID Man Shot and Killed on St. Croix; Two Arrested in Smith Bay Shooting

A man shot and killed Tuesday on St. Croix has been identified as Lenroy Alexander Dion Carr, 56, the V.I. Police Department said Wednesday. Police also announced two arrests in the April 20 shooting death of T’Quan Vanholten, 26, in Smith Bay, St. Thomas.

$25,000 Reward for Help With These Three Workplace Murders

Rique and Aaron Ashby were gunned down while at work at Tutu High Rise in 2020 .Glenmore Southwell Jr. was cutting grass in Frederiksted when someone walked up to him and shot him.

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