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Unresponsive Female Found at STX Residence

A 62-year-old woman was found Monday hanging in her yard, the V.I. Police Department reported. The woman had no vital signs.
A Virgin Islands Police Department vehicle sits parked in front of the V.I.P.D. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Vivianne Newton Named Deputy Chief for STJ

Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor on Wednesday announced the appointment of Detective Vivianne Newton to the position of deputy chief of police on St. John.

Crime of the Week Puts Spotlight on Two Recent Murders

Two recent homicides, one on St. Thomas and one on St. Croix, were listed as Crimes of the Week by the anonymous tip service Crime Stoppers USVI.
VIPD officers and the Medical Examiner's office respond to the Good Hope Townhouses, where 17-year-old male minor was found dead of a gunshot wound. (VIPD photo)

STX Teen Succumbs to Gunshot Wound

A 17-year-old male died of a gunshot wound Tuesday afternoon in the Good Hope Townhouses, the V.I. Police Department reported.

V.I. Judicial Branch Modifies Operations Again

To enforce social distancing protocols, effective Friday, March 27, the judicial branch has further curtailed operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shamar Lewis (VIPD photo)

STT Motorcycle Driver Found with Gun, Arrested

The V.I. Police Department, at about 5:21 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, arrested Shamar N. Lewis, age 21 of Altona, and charged him with possession of an unlicensed firearm and third-degree assault, the police reported in a news release issued Sunday.

VIPD Closes Down Consumer Services

VIPD reminds the public that due to its efforts in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the territory, Central Records Bureau offices, Firearms Bureau offices and fingerprinting services territory-wide are closed until further notice.

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.
VIPD detectives and officers respond to Estate Barren Spot, where 23-year-old Luis Perez was shot and later died from his injuries. (VIPD photo)

STX Man Dies of Gunshot Injuries

A man died of gunshot wounds Sunday night in Estate Barren Spot on St. Croix, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victim was identified by next of kin as 23-year-old Luis Perez of Castle Burke.
Dylan Steven (VIPD photo)

Domestic Violence Suspect Surrenders to Police

Dylan Steven, age 25 of Estate Hope, turned himself in to police at 4:18 p.m. Thursday after learning a warrant had been issued for his arrest, the V.I. Police Department reported.

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