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St. Croix Man Pleads Guilty in Buck Island Shooting Case

U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced that a St. Croix man, Aneudis Acevedo, age 32, appeared before Magistrate Judge George W. Cannon, Jr. on Monday in District Court and pleaded guilty to resisting or impeding an officer of the United States.

Police Seek Public’s Help in Locating Missing Man, Johnny E. Caines

The V.I. Police Department announced Monday it was looking for 65-year-old Johnny E. Caines on St. Croix, who was last seen Friday, Oct. 15. He is known to frequent the Louis E. Brown Villas in Estate Paradise.

Man Killed in Auto Accident on Rhymer Highway on St. Thomas

The V.I. Police Department reports a man died in a one-car accident on St. Thomas Wednesday.

Taxi Driver Escaped Robbers in Anna’s Retreat on St. Thomas

On October 13, at 12:51 p.m., officers were dispatched to Anna’s Retreat, St. Thomas to investigate an attempted armed robbery, the V.I. Police Department reports.

October Is Pedestrian Safety Month

This is the first National Pedestrian Safety Month with the goal of increasing awareness about pedestrian safety, and reminding drivers and walkers that staying safe is a shared responsibility.

St. Thomas Man Charged with Burglary of Business

Police arrested Allen Samuel, age 47 of Altona, Tuesday, charging him with 3rd degree burglary, petit larceny, destruction of property, and aiding and abetting, according to the V.I. Police Department.

STT Man Sentenced for Smuggling Marijuana Through Airport

U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced that Tarik Babrow, a 24-year-old St. Thomas man, was sentenced by District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis on the charge of conspiracy to possess marijuana with intent to distribute.

Nine Injured in Two Vehicle Collision on STT

Nine people were treated at Schneider Regional Medical Center after they were injured in an auto collision Monday evening in the vicinity of Lockhart Gardens on St. Thomas.

Supreme Court of the V.I. to Resume In-Person Proceedings for Oral Arguments

The Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands will resume hearing all oral arguments scheduled for the Oct. 12 session and, thereafter, in its courtroom at Crown Bay, St. Thomas.

Man Faces Firearm Charge after Stop on Christiansted Bypass

An Estate Whim 19-year-old was arrested by the V.I. Police Department and and charged him with violating firearm laws. At 5:58 p.m. Thursday officers from the VIPD Special Operations Bureau were conducting a traffic stop on a vehicle operated by a man police identified as Andy L. Christian.

Man Charged in Aug. 22 Watergut Shooting

Detectives of the V.I. Police Department Criminal Investigation Bureau and officers of the Special Operations Bureau on Wednesday arrested 32-year-old Curtis Williams of no fixed address, charging him with wounding a man in a shooting Aug. 22 in the Watergut area.

Contant Knolls Man Charged With Rape, Child Abuse

According to the V.I. Police Department, on Oct. 6, at 6:20 p.m., police arrested Mackeem Appleton, age 28 of Contant Knolls – charged with 2nd degree rape, delinquency of a minor, child abuse, unlawful sexual contact, 2nd degree aggravated rape, and prohibition of visual medium depicting sexually explicit conduct.

Second Vitraco Mall Murder Victim Identified

The V.I. Police Department has identified the second shooting victim of the Oct. 3 double homicide at Vitraco Mall as 38-year-old Keris Kareem Phipps, a resident of St. Kitts and Nevis. Phipps was identified by next of kin.

St. Thomas Man Arrested for Failing to Register as Sex Offender

In 2012, Messerly was convicted in Utah of attempted sexual exploitation of a minor and voyeurism by concealed electronic device, according to the Justice Department.

Man Facing 20 Years For Reentering U.S.

Timoteo Upia-Frias, 74, a native of the Dominican Republic, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller recently and pleaded guilty to one count charging him with illegally reentering the United States

St. Thomas Man Arrested For Assault With a Bat

On September 28, at 7:49 a.m., police arrested Shakim Gumbs, age 39 of Bovoni Housing, charging him with 3rd Degree Assault, according to the V.I. Police Department. Gumbs allegedly assaulted the victim with a bat at a bus stop in Long Bay; and was later found in possession of...

Suspect on House Arrest Dies in Car Crash on St. Croix

Police have identified the victim of a one-car accident on St. Croix Friday as 31-year-old Andre Auguste, one of two suspects who were arrested and charged in 2017 for the murder of 23-year-old Dean Schneider.

DOJ Awards $125,520 for Residential Substance Abuse for Prisoners in USVI

The goal of the program is to break the cycle of drugs and violence by reducing the demand for, use of and trafficking of illegal drugs.

DOJ Awards $10, 233 to LEPC for Prosecutors and Public Defenders Program

The USVI Law Enforcement Planning Commission (LEPC) has received the grant from the U.S. Department of Justice in support of the John R. Justice Prosecutors and Public Defenders Incentive Program.

Another V.I. Medicaid Program Employee Arrested For Fraud

The V.I. Department of Justice arrested Human Services employee Everton Garvey on Thursday for allegedly defrauding the government by doctoring applications to get Medicaid for people who earned too much or were otherwise ineligible

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