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STX District Court: Rivera Pleads Guilty; Melendez, Hendrickson Charged

Rivera Pleads Guilty to Carjacking, Firearm Offense Joel G. Rivera, 33, of St. Croix, pleaded guilty Thursday in District Court to one count of using...
John A. Jackson (VIPD photo)

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Jackson on Sexual Offense Charges

A federal grand jury on Thursday returned a 10-count indictment against St. Thomas boxer John Jackson. The charges include two counts of production of child pornography and three counts of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.

Man Killed in Contant Shooting

A man identified by next of kin as 37-year-old Hector Castano Estrella Jr. was shot and killed Wednesday night in the Contant area of St. Thomas, according to the V.I. Police Department.

Homicides 2019

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2019 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases are broken down by island. The Source does not include suicides or vehicular homicides in its listing.
Dog food containing the highly toxic Methomyl has been used to kill three puppies. The poison has been used in other dog poisoning cases in recent years. (VIPD photo)

VIPD Investigating Dog Poisoning on STX

Police on St. Croix are looking for a suspect in the poisoning of three puppies with a highly toxic substance.
The Ron deLLugo Federal Courthouse. (File photo)

Feds Arrest Two in Marijuana, Cash and Firearms Case

Thomas A. Olive, II, and his brother, Thorne A. Olive, appeared Wednesday before U.S. District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez on St. Thomas for a preliminary detention hearing after their arrest by the FBI on charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking offenses.
The Ron deLLugo Federal Courthouse. (File photo)

Syrian Refugee in ICE Custody Set for Arraignment on STT

The 18-year-old Syrian refugee who turned himself into police on St. Thomas last month, asking for asylum, is due back in the local District Court on Wednesday. The attorney for defendant George Soufan said his client is in the custody of Immigration officials who moved him to Miami.
Nia Simmonds (VIPD photo)

Customer Charged with Assaulting McDonald’s Employee

A woman was arrested Monday and charged with an April 9 assault, after she was accused of striking an employee at the McDonald's at Lockhart Gardens in Charlotte Amalie, the V.I. Police Department reported in a news release issued Tuesday.

Help Crime Stoppers Solve the Crimes of the Week

The anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, seeks the public’s help to resolve two homicides which took place in the territory in the recent past.

Davis Convicted of Possessing Cocaine, Assaulting Officer

Jimmy Davis, a 41-year-old St. Croix man, was found guilty by a jury in the St. Croix District Court of one count of possession of cocaine and one count of aggravated assault and battery, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced Monday in a news release.

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