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Man Shot to Death in Estate Bolongo

A man was found shot to death early Monday in the area of Estate Bolongo, the V.I. Police Department reported. According to police, the victim was 41-year-old Niyen Jamil.

Nine Federal Officers Commissioned as V.I. Peace Officers

Nine federal law enforcement officers received commissions as Virgin Islands Peace Officers Monday after attending an orientation on V.I. history and culture at the Police Training Academy on St. Thomas, Attorney General Claude Earl Walker announced.

Ohio Man Gets 110 Months in CEKA Cocaine Conspiracy

Christopher Butler, a 30-year-old resident of Twinsburg, Ohio, was sentenced Thursday to 110 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, acting U.S. Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett announced.

Woman Arrested for Receiving Firearms in Mail

Shelica Baxter, 26, of St. Thomas, made her initial court appearance Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being charged with receiving firearms through the mail.

Bailey Pleads Guilty to Possessing a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number

Jashawn Bailey, 30 of St. Thomas, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, acting U.S. Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett announced.

Bermudez Pleads Guilty to Federal Program Fraud and Tax Charges

Celeste P. Bermudez, 41, formerly of St. Croix, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court on St. Thomas to theft of federal program funds and making and subscribing a false income tax return, acting U.S. Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett announced.

Woman Reports Rape in Bolongo Area

A woman from Texas on Sunday told the V.I. Police Department that she had been raped by a man who had invited her to his home, the police reported.

Woman Sentenced to 97 Months in Cocaine Case

Nilda Morton, 32, of St. Thomas, was sentenced today to 97 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

Armed Trio Rob Frenchtown Bar

Three armed men robbed the Pony Bar in Frenchtown Wednesday night, threatening the employees and a customer and making off with an undisclosed amount of cash, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Assault Reported in Frenchtown

A man was admitted to the Schneider Regional Medical Center Tuesday night after he was assaulted by an unknown man in Frenchtown, the V.I. Police Department reported.

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