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In a separate, similar incident at sea, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro crew members inspect a self-propelled semi-submersible June 19, 2019, in international waters off Ecuador. The vessel was carrying more than 39,000 pounds of cocaine. Crew membes of a similar submersible were interdicted by the Cutters Hamilton and Resolution a month earlier and pleaded guilty in District Court on St. Thomas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Foreign Nationals Plead Guilty to Cocaine Smuggling on Semi-Submersible

Hector Hernandez Saucedo, a Mexican national, and Calixto Tumbaco, an Ecuadorian national, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess 1,535 kilograms of cocaine while on board a vessel subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.
Pedestrian-driver accidents across the Virgin Islands prompts action. (Shutterstock Image)

St. Thomas Man Shot to Death in Estate Thomas

A St. Thomas man was shot and killed early Wednesday, the V.I. Police Department reported. According to police next of kin identified the dead man...
Wayne Burke (VIPD photo)

STX Man Charged with Firing on Officer

The V.I. Police Department is asking for the community’s help in locating 18-year-old Wayne Burke, a St. Croix man suspected of first-degree attempted murder and other charges stemming from a January attempted robbery.

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. Unlike the VIPD and some other media, the Source does not include suicides or vehicular homicides in its listing.
The Ron deLLugo Federal Courthouse. (File photo)

Alleged Members of Drug Organization on STX Charged

Five people were arraigned last week in District Court on St. Thomas on a 20-count indictment in relation to an alleged drug trafficking conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced in a news release.
Michael Delande (VIPD photo)

Crucian Charged with Cashing Counterfeit Checks

Michael Delande, a 27-year-old resident of the Strawberry Hill area, turned himself in to the V.I. Police Department at 11:21 a.m. Sunday after learning that he was charged with various economic crimes, police said.
Ralph Brewster (VIPD photo)

19-Year-Old Charged with Aggravated Rape

The V.I. Police Department arrested 19-year-old Ralph Brewster, of Bethlehem Village, charging him with second-degree aggravated rape.
A Virgin Islands Police Department vehicle sits parked in front of the V.I.P.D. (Source file photo by Bethaney Lee)

Three Buildings in Downtown Frederiksted Vandalized

Three buildings in downtown Frederiksted were vandalized with motor oil over the weekend, the V.I. Police Department reported.
Pedestrian-driver accidents across the Virgin Islands prompts action. (Shutterstock Image)

Two Men Found Shot to Death in Harris Court on STT

Two men were found shot to death late Sunday in the vicinity of Oswald Harris Court, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victims were identified as 23-year-old Carlos Ingles and 25-year-old Endry Montero Bacili.

STT: Robbery Reported in Estate Dorothea

A man was treated at the Schneider Regional Medical Center Wednesday evening after being injured during an armed robbery in Estate Dorothea on St. Thomas.





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