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The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence intercepted a go-fast boat carrying five kilograms of cocaine. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake)

Two Charged After Being Stopped With Cocaine on Vessel

Pedro Ramos-Guerra and Carlos Alberto Cuevas-Almonte face a slate of drug charges after being found aboard a go-fast vessel carrying more then five kilograms of cocaine, according to U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert.

STX Man Returned to Federal Prison

Jimmy Davis, 41, of St. Croix, had his supervised release revoked and was sentenced to 24 months incarceration, U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced.
VIPD patrol car. (Linda Morland photo)

Man Killed in Campo Rico

A man was shot and killed Saturday, Nov. 30, in the Campo Rico area of St. Croix, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victim was identified as 24-year-old Kaelan Finney.
Shawn Daley (VIPD photo)

Man and Woman Arrested on Separate Charges After Dispute

Officers of the V.I. Police Department on Sunday, Nov. 24, arrested Shawn Daley, 32, and Delma Mathurin, 26, on separate charges from the same domestic incident.
Olrick Harris (VIPD photo)

Harris Charged with DUI After Leaving Accident

Police arrested 34-year-old Olrick Harris of Calquohoun shortly after midnight Saturday, Nov. 23, and charged him with driving under the influence.
Jahvid Alexander (VIPD photo)

19-Year-Old Charged with Firearm, Controlled Substance Violations

At about 3:35 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, Jahvid Alexander, age 19 of Mariendahl, was arrested by the V.I. Police Department and charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm with an obliterated serial number and possession of controlled substance.
Marciano L. Rivera (VIPD photo)

Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

The V.I. Police Department on Monday arrested Marciano Rivera of St. Thomas and charged him with first-degree rape. According ot the VIPD, Rivera was positively identified as the person who raped the victim on multiple occasions.
Golden Grove Correctional Facility on St. Croix. (File photo)

Golden Grove Inmate Dies; No Foul Play Suspected

A 48-year-old inmate at the Golden Grove Correctional Facility died sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning, the Bureau of Corrections reported. Officials said there was no sign of foul play. The victim was identified as James Laudat.
The District Court building on St. Croix. (File photo)

Man Who Had Firearm in School Zone Gets Five Years Probation

Samuel Melendez, a 43-year-old Crucian, was sentenced Wednesday, Nov. 21, after being convicted of possession of firearm in a school zone, U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced.
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier salute during the commissioning ceremony in 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney)

Two Charged with Smuggling Narcotics on Vessel

Centeno A. Hansel-Andres and Cristian Valencia-Mendoza have been charged with conspiracy to possess and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute on board a vessel subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

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