Police & Courts
The order, which goes into effect on Aug. 2 and remains in effect through Aug. 31, has been issued in response to the continued public health threat posed by COVID-19.
Troy Lance Patterson age 52, of St. Croix was sentenced Tuesday in federal court by Judge Wilma Lewis to a term of sixty months of incarceration for carrying of a firearm during a drug trafficking offense.
Four St. Thomas men were arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm by police officers investigating an armed robbery, the V.I. Police Department reported.
Two men from Vieques, Puerto Rico, were arrested Monday on St. Thomas on criminal charges related to their alleged involvement in concealing or attempting to conceal more than $100,000 in currency aboard a vessel outfitted for smuggling.
Three men reported being robbed at gunpoint Friday night in the Havensight area, the V.I. Police department reported in a news release issued Monday.
Patricia Henry, age 52, was sentenced Friday to 10 months in federal prison on one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States for her part in a tax fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced Monday.
Allany Peterson-Mendez, a 25-year-old St. Thomas man, was Friday at the Cyril E. King Airport on criminal charges related to his alleged possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Police Lt. Clayton Brown has been appointed deputy chief of police for the island of St. John, and Vivianne P. Newton as director of the Internal Affairs and Applicant Screening Bureau
A 23-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested Friday and charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm, the V.I. Police Department reported.
A man who was found lying on the road in Lindbergh Bay Saturday morning died at Schneider Regional Medical Center, the V.I. Police Department reported. The cause of death is unknown at this time, pending an autopsy, the police said.
Dany Perez-Brito, a 45-year-old Dominican Republic national, was sentenced Friday in federal court on St. Thomas to 135 months (11 years and three months) in prison for trafficking more than 1,000 kilograms of cocaine.
Lequan Jaheem Pemberton, 26, a resident of Austin, Texas, was sentenced to two years’ probation for possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
A 62-year-old man was struck by a vehicle Thursday afternoon and died of his injuries. According to the V.I. Police Department, at about 4:43 p.m. July 22 officers were dispatched to a vehicular accident in the vicinity of the Nisky Shopping Center.
A man leaving a St. Thomas bar shortly before midnight Tuesday was shot be an unknown man and treated for his injury at the Schneider Regional Medical Center, the V.I. Police Department reported.
A federal judge has granted a pre-trial request from St. Thomas boxer John Jackson to get a new defense attorney.
A man was shot and killed Tuesday evening in Estate Carlton on St. Croix, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victim was identified by family members as 37-year-old Travis Blair of Estate Carlton.
The Virgin Islands Police Department on Monday released the identities of two people found deceased on St. Croix. Both cases have been classed as homicides. The two deaths bring the number of homicides in the territory to 28 since the beginning of the year.
The scheduled start of trial for St. Thomas boxer John Jackson has been put on hold for now after the defendant complained that his rights to due process were being denied. The judge heading up the proceedings sent people who appeared for jury selection home late Monday morning.
Jefferson Faustin, age 31 of Estate Lovenlund, turned himself in to the V.I. Police department at 9:48 p.m. Saturday after learning he was wanted. According to police he was arrested and charged with aggravated rape, child abuse, and unlawful sexual contact.
A popular St. Thomas boxer and reality TV show performer is the subject of a federal rape trial, scheduled to begin Monday in federal District Court. John Jackson, 32, is facing charges of aggravated rape and production of child pornography.