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

Munoz Sentenced to 51 Months in Cocaine Case

Mikhail Munoz, 32, originally of St. Croix, was sentenced Thursday for possession with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

Two Plead Guilty to Trying to Smuggle Cash into St. Thomas

Two men pleaded guilty Thursday to attempting to smuggle more than $1 million into St. Thomas by boat, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced. Jose Ernesto Vazquez Colon and Abnel Belordo Colon pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in St. Thomas.
Travis Mitchell (VIPD photo)

Estate Mandahl Man Faces Firearm Charge

Travis Mitchell, age 49 of Estate Mandahl, was arrested Dec 2 and charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm, the V.I. Police Department reported.
Rashida Bell (VIPD photo)

STX Woman Charged with Exploiting Elderly Relative

The V.I. Police Department on Thursday arrested 30-year-old Rashida Bell on charges of exploiting a senior citizen, just three days after VIPD representatives testified...
The R.H. Amphlett Leader Justice Complex, home of the Superior Court on St. Croix. (File photo)

Two Convicted of 2015 Murder of Augustus Bannis

A Superior Court jury on St Croix took 45 minutes to determine Wednesday that Enock Justin Cole and Avondale A. George, Jr. were guilty of murder, assault and robbery in the death of a 73-year-old man in 2015 in the vicinity of David Hamilton Jackson Park, Estate Grove Place.
The District Court building on St. Croix. (File photo)

Zion Hazel Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Possession

Zion Hazel, a 22-year-old Crucian, pled guilty Wednesday in District Court on St. Croix to one count of conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced.
Kemar Campbell (VIPD photo)

Man Wanted on Extortion Charge Turns Himself In

The V.I. Police Department on Tuesday arrested 29-year-old Kemar Alex Campbell, when he turned himself in, the VIPD said. Campbell was charged with extortion, unauthorized use of a vehicle and grand larceny.

North Carolina Man Drowns off Buck Island

A 62-year-old man from North Carolina drowned Wednesday in the area of Buck Island, according to the V.I. Police Department.

Three Charged with Possession, Other Offenses

Officers of the Virgin Islands Crime Initiative conducted a traffic stop at around 4:20 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, on the Christiansted Bypass of a vehicle with three occupants.

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