April 26, 2017 9:12 pm Last modified: 9:05 pm

Police

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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VIPD of St. John Holds Officer Recognition Presentation

V.I. Police Department officers attached to the St. John-Leander Jurgen Command held their Quarterly Recognition Presentation, providing acknowledgement to those outstanding officers covering the period of October-- December 2015.
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Nicholas Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute

Alva Nicholas, 57, pleaded guilty Tuesday in District Court on St. Thomas to one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.
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Homicides 2015

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2015, with cases broken down by island, as reported by the V.I. Police Department. The Source does not include suicides or vehicular homicides in its listing.
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Lewis Pleads Guilty to Firearm Charge

Michael A. Lewis, 36, of St. Thomas pleaded guilty Wednesday in District Court to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.
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Three Stabbings Reported on St. John

Three people were stabbed in separate incidents Tuesday on St. John, at least two of them related to activities at the St. John Festival, the V.I. Police Department reported.
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Police Charge Man with Unlicensed Firearm Possession

Michael “Rambo” Lewis of Water Bay was arrested Wednesday on St. Thomas and charged with three counts of possession of an unlicensed firearm, the V.I. Police Department reported.
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