March 24, 2017 12:12 am Last modified: 12:06 am

Police

Bitter Charged with Threatening Law Officers, Judges

Thomas Troy Bitter, 36, made his initial appearance Monday in District Court before Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after his arrest on St. Thomas on a charge that he used his e-mail account to send threatening communications.
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‘Operation Gun Dog’ Nets 18 Firearms

Naeem Akil Smith, 24, of St. Thomas was arrested April 27 and charged May 5 with the unlawful possession of 18 firearms, including two assault rifles, at the Cyril E. King Airport.
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VIPD: Click It or Ticket for Drivers Who Ignore Seatbelt Law

The VIPD will activate the national safety initiative “Click It or Ticket” for two weeks beginning on Monday to encourage Virgin Islands motorists to wear seatbelts or pay the price.
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Georgia Man Charged with Attempting to Smuggle Marijuana

Keenan Powell-Ryder, 20, of Georgia was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, after 14.99 kilograms were allegedly found in his luggage at Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas.
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VIPD Issues Reminder of Good Friday Liquor Restrictions

Police Department on Tuesday reminded Virgin Islanders of restrictions on the sale and service of alcoholic beverages on Friday, which is Good Friday in the Christian calendar.
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Michigan Woman Charged with Attempting to Smuggle Marijuana

A 30-year-old Michigan woman was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana after allegedly arriving to the St. Thomas airport with 23 kilos of marijuana in her luggage.
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V.I. May Automatically Take DNA Samples in Felony Arrests

Every person charged with a felony, violent crime or misdemeanor sexual offense will be required to give a DNA sample if a bill approved unanimously in committee Wednesday is enacted into law.
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BVI Man Charged with Alien Smuggling

Ashemba Frett of the BVI made his initial appearance in U.S. court on St. Thomas on Tuesday after being charged with encouraging and inducing aliens to illegally enter the United States.
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Woman Charged with Stabbing Her Husband

After a reported assault in Coral Bay about 8 a.m. Monday, a woman was arrested and charged with stabbing her husband several times about the body and throat.

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VIPD Has Dashcams, Isn’t Using Them

The V.I. Police Department has had dashboard cameras in its police cars since 2013, but the cameras are not turned on, St. Croix Police Chief Arthur Hector told senators during a committee hearing.

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