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Police & Courts

Man Sentenced for Possession of Cocaine

Melvin Petersen, 55, of St. Thomas, was sentenced Wednesday to 31 months in prison for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, acting U.S. Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett announced.

Minor Shot in Contant Knolls

A minor was shot in the head late Sunday in the Contant Knolls area, according to the V.I. Police Department.

Possible Suicide Reported at Golden Grove *Updated*

A prisoner at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility was found unresponsive in his cell and is being considered a possible suicide.

Steele Charged with Assault in Sports Bar

The V.I. Police Department on Friday arrested Brian E. Steele and charged him with third-degree assault after an incident in a Charlotte Amalie sports bar in which the bar owner said he was threatened with a machete and handsaw and shot the suspect.

Police Investigating Death at Frenchman’s Bay

Police were dispatched Thursday morning to the Schneider Regional Medical Center about a person who had been declared dead on arrival. The deceased was an unresponsive white male who was later identified by his wife as 44-year-old Jeremy Alan Kelly.

St. Thomas Man Arraigned on Firearm Charge

Shakieme S. Freeman, 24, of St. Thomas, was arraigned Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller on a criminal complaint charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Three Women Arrested in Separate Cases

The V.I. Police Department on Friday announced the arrest of three women in unrelated cases on St. Thomas. The police reports did not provide details about the incidents.

17 federal officers Commissioned as V.I. Peace Officers

The U.S. Virgin Islands commissioned 17 federal law enforcement officers as Virgin Islands Peace Officers after the officers completed an orientation on Virgin Islands history and culture.

McDonald’s Suspect Died of Self-Inflicted Wound, Police Say

Juan DeDios, the 17-year-old suspect who died during the shootout with police March 25 at the McDonald's restaurant in Lockhart Garden, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the V.I. Police Department reported Monday.

18-Year-Old Killed in Sub Base Shooting

One young man was killed and another injured when shooting broke out during a fight early Sunday in Sub Base, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victim was identified by family members as 18-year-old Akil Grieg Jr.

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