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Man Charged with September Robbery of STT Jewelry Store

The U.S. Attorney's Office on Monday filed a complaint charging Jamari Benjamin with interference with commerce by threats or violence and possession of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.
VIPD patrol car. (Linda Morland photo)

Police Investigating Assault of Couple in Cruz Bay

Two men assaulted a couple in Cruz Bay Sunday night and sent the male victim to the Myrah Keating-Smith Clinic for treatment of an injury, the V.I. Police Department reported.
Alexander A. Farrelly Justice Center (Source photo by James Gardner)

More Charges Brought in What Police Call STJ ‘Road Rage’ Case

Police have upgraded charges against Rashad Creque, who was arrested on St. John on Oct. 9 after leading authorities on an islandwide chase in what police are calling an apparent act of road rage, then rearrested on Oct. 14.

*Update* Missing St. John Man Found, Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges

The Virgin Islands Police Department has asked for the community’s help in locating 33-year-old Lubens Besse, who was reported missing since Oct. 11 by his girlfriend.
A Virgin Islands Police Department vehicle sits parked in front of the V.I.P.D. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Police Officer Charged with Domestic Violence

A V.I. Police Department sergeant was arrested on Saturday and charged with second-degree assault, domestic violence, the police reported.
A Virgin Islands Police Department vehicle sits parked in front of the V.I.P.D. (Source file photo by Bethaney Lee)

Three-Car Accident Results in DUI Arrest

A man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after he was involved in a three-vehicle accident that took place early Saturday in Christiansted, the V.I. Police Department reported.

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...
District Court of the Virgin Islands on St. Croix

Gerard Pleads Guilty in Child Sex Trafficking Case

A 2019 sting operation by federal authorities led to a plea deal on Oct. 14 in St. Croix District Court in which Rashead Gerard admitted he answered an online ad from an agent posing as the father of a 14-year-old girl.
The Ron deLLugo Federal Courthouse. (File photo)

Former Officer Among Three Pleading Guilty in District Court

A former officer of the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs and two other men all pleaded guilty in three separate cases in St. Thomas District Court recently, according to U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert.

Homicides 2020

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2020 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases are broken down by island.

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