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VIPD Investigating Robbery at Kmart on St. Thomas

On Thursday, VIPD responded to reports of a robbery at Kmart Lockhart Mall, the V.I. Police Department reported. 

VIPD Investigating Double Vehicular Theft Operation

Police on St. Thomas are investigating two vehicular theft operations that took place Wednesday at two car rental businesses, the V.I. Police Department reported.

St. Thomas Man Arrested for Alleged Assault of Girlfriend

A St. Thomas man was arrested Thursday for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, the V.I. Police Department reported. 

Pretrial Hearing Clears the Way for Start of Trial in December 2021 Robbery and Murder at Glitters

More than two years after gunmen robbed a Havensight jewelry store and fatally shot a customer, a trial is expected to begin in March. Four men are charged with murder, attempted murder, robbery, assault, grand larceny, illegal weapons used in a violent crime and reckless endangerment.

Hot Pursuit of Stolen Vehicle Leads to Arrest on St. Thomas

An alleged case of reckless driving involving a stolen vehicle led to the arrest of a St. Thomas man and a $300 traffic ticket. What comes next for the defendant -- arrested on Monday after crashing into a police car as he tried to flee the scene -- depends on a judge’s ruling.

Fire Service: Quick Response Contains Blaze at Crown Bay Center Spa

A quick response Monday to a fire at a spa in the Crown Bay Center on St. Thomas contained the blaze within 10 minutes, the V.I. Fire and Emergency Medical Services reported Tuesday.

Civil Trial Begins in Dispute Over Proposed Coral Bay Marina

More than a decade since a team of developers set out to create a marina in Coral Bay, partners in the plan for Summer’s End Marina are in court. Jury selection began Monday in District Court on St. Thomas.

Nicaraguan National Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Transporting 550 Kilograms of Cocaine

A Nicaraguan national, Jorge Adalberto Gutierrez-Picado, 27, was sentenced by Judge Wilma A. Lewis on federal drug charges relating to the seizure of bulk cocaine off the coast of Colombia. On February 21, Judge Lewis sentenced Gutierrez-Picado to 70 months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Delia L. Smith announced Monday.

Docket Watch: A Ten-Year Wait for Charges in a Rape Case

Ten years after a young visitor told hospital personnel that she was raped during a family vacation, her accused assailant was brought into court. An initial hearing was held in Superior Court’s Magistrates division for defendant David Takayama on Thursday.

Robbery Suspect Arrested for Multiple Robberies in Christiansted Town

A St. Croix man who was already in custody at the John Bell Correctional Facility for larceny was arrested and charged at the facility Thursday with two counts of robbery, the V.I. Police Department reported. 

Shots Fired Leaves One Man Dead on St. Thomas

Reports of shots fired claimed the life of a St. Thomas man late Thursday night, the V.I. Police Department reported. 

St. Croix Man Now in Custody for Stabbing Incident

A St. Croix man has turned himself into the authorities for a stabbing incident that took place at a bar in Cane Bay, the V.I. Police Department reported. 

Suspect in September 2023 Drive-By Shooting Now in Custody

A St. Croix man who was a suspect in a drive-by shooting that occurred in September 2023 has been arrested and charged, the V.I. Police Department reported. 

St. Croix Youth Charged With Killing Another St. Croix Youth

Police officially made an arrest in the June 10, 2023, killing of a St. Croix youth in Frederiksted, officials said Wednesday.

Feds: Venezuelans Nabbed With Nearly Three Tons of Cocaine

Authorities charged four Venezuelan men with attempting to land nearly three tons of cocaine on St. Croix, United States Attorney Delia L. Smith said Monday. 

Dominican Republic Men Sentenced in 619 Kilograms of Cocaine Case

Fernandito Michel-Gomez, 56, and Dennito Montero-Felix, 48, both from the Dominican Republic, were sentenced by District Judge Wilma A. Lewis to 57 months incarceration, two years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment on drug conspiracy charges.

Dominican Republic Man Sentenced to One Year for Illegal Reentry Conviction

Cristian Lopez-Moncion, 42, of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced by Chief District Judge Robert A. Molloy to one year of incarceration on his conviction of Illegal Reentry into the United States of a Removed Alien after pleading guilty on Oct. 6, 2023, United States Attorney Delia L. Smith announced.

California Man Charged With Threats to Kill Postal Workers

Simon Peters, 41, of Valley Center, CA, was charged after repeatedly making threats to kill postal workers in St. Thomas. Peters is expected to appear before a federal magistrate judge in California on Feb. 15, after which he will appear in St. Thomas for prosecution, United States Attorney Delia L. Smith announced.

Corrupt Airport Officer Sentenced to 64 Months

A former St. Croix Port Authority officer was sentenced to 64 months in federal prison — more than five years — for attempting to smuggle 12 bricks of cocaine through the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, United States Attorney Delia L. Smith announced Thursday.

District Court of the Virgin Islands Advises Public of Upcoming Holiday Schedule for 2024

The District Court of the Virgin Islands informs the public it will observe the following holiday schedule and will be closed on the following dates as specified.



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