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Shooting Kills Two Youth, Injures Two Men

Two young men are dead and two others injured after gunmen opened fire in the Castle Coakley area of St. Croix Monday night. They are the first homicides of the year in the territory.

Police Investigating After Man Shot in Bordeaux

Police are investigating after a man was shot Monday evening near the fire station in Bordeaux on St. Thomas.

Two Men Charged in Havensight Robbery

On Jan. 14, at 12:34 p.m., police arrested Jaquin Phipps, age 25, and Demoi Barrow, age 22, both of Lovenlund Apartments on St. Thomas.

St. Thomas Man Charged with Domestic Violence Rape

On Jan. 14, at 5:02 p.m., Shamall Fleming, age 30, of Estate Nazareth, was arrested by the Virgin Islands Police and charged with 1st-degree rape, domestic violence.

Stabbing on Christiansted Boardwalk Under Investigation

On Jan. 13, at 7:38 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched Virgin Islands Police Department officers to the Christiansted Boardwalk after receiving a report of a stabbing.

Police Investigating Attempted Robbery

On January 14, at 1:30 a.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center was notified of an attempted robbery at the Granada Del Mar Condominiums. The victims reported being in the parking lot of the condominiums in their vehicle when they were approached by three armed males wearing black masks.

Crime Stoppers Crimes of the Week: Two St. Croix Shootings – One Murder

On July 12, 2021, at approximately 1:53 a.m. VIPD Police Officers on patrol discovered a lifeless body alongside the road leading into Estate Campo Rico, St. Croix. ... 31-year-old Lionel Hendricks of Estate Adventure Hill.

St. Thomas Man Shot in Contant

The victim told police that he was at an establishment in Contant when he heard gunshots and realized that he had been shot.

667 Kilograms of Cocaine Apprehended On-Board a Vessel Near St. Croix; Three British Virgin Islands Citizens and a Citizen of the Dominican Republic Arrested

United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced that three British Virgin Islands citizens and one citizen of the Dominican Republic were arrested today, Jan. 9, 2022, on criminal charges related to their alleged possession with intent to distribute 667 kilograms of cocaine on board a vessel apprehended yesterday near St. Croix.

Judiciary Extends Limitations on Virtual Operations/ Remote Work During Omicron Surge

The judiciary branch has extended the limitations placed on in-person operations of the judicial branch through 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 30, as follows.

AG Denise George announces arrest and charges of man found in possession of 16lbs of marijuana at Cyril E. King Airport

V.I. Attorney General Denise George has announced the arrest of Cameron J. Rolle of Orlando, Florida. On Jan. 06, 2021, Rolle was arrested at the Cyril E. King Airport after 16 pounds of marijuana was discovered in his checked luggage. U.S. Customs Officials alerted the VIPD, who arrested Rolle and brought him into custody.

BVI NATIONAL ARRESTED FOR FAILURE TO HEAVE TO WHILE OPERATING A VESSEL IN CORAL BAY, ST. JOHN

A BVI National was arrested on Dec. 28, 2021, in St. Thomas, USVI on a criminal charge when he allegedly failed to stop his vessel when ordered to do so by United States Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine ("CBP-AMO") agents.

Three Colombian Nationals Arrested at the Cyril E. King Airport for Improper Entry and Visa Fraud

Three Colombian nationals were arrested on Dec. 31, 2021, at the Cyril E. King Airport on criminal charges related to their alleged improper entry into the United States and the use of fraudulent visas.

Three Puerto Rican Men Arrested On-Board a Vessel Near St. Thomas for Possessing 75 Kilograms of Cocaine

Three Puerto Rican men were arrested on Dec. 29, 2021, in St. Thomas, USVI, on criminal charges related to their alleged possession with intent to distribute cocaine on board a covered vessel.

California Woman Arrested at STT Airport on Fugitive Warrant

On January 5, at 3:30 p.m., V.I. police arrested and charged Alicia Alcala – also known as Alicia Long Puertas, age 46 of Diamond Bar, California – as a fugitive from justice, according to the V.I. Police Department

Two Women Charged with Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card

Demming and Smith allegedly made over $800 worth of unauthorized online credit card purchases from Walmart and Fashion Nova in August 2021.

St. Croix Man Charged with Domestic Violence Assault

On January 4, at 11:15 a.m., police arrested Edward H. Russell, 77 of Christiansted, charging him with 2nd degree assault, domestic violence; simple assault & battery, kidnapping, and false imprisonment.

Three Men Charged with Possession of Stolen Property

According to the V.I. Police Department, on January 4, at 4:51 p.m., police arrested Jonathan Scribner, 37 of Sprat Hall, Alexander Cintron, Jr., 53 of Two Brothers, and John Allen, 39 of Chenay Bay and they were charged with possession of stolen property.

Man Dies in Motorcycle and Vehicle Accident on St. Croix

On Dec 31. 2021, at 4:52 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched Virgin Islands Police Department officers to an accident that involved two vehicles.

Shooting in Bovoni Under Investigation

On Dec. 27, at 6:23 p.m., Virgin Islands Police Department officers were dispatched by the 911 Emergency Call Center to Estate Bovoni (vicinity of Lima Plaza) on St. Thomas due to a report of shots fired and a possible male gunshot victim.

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