Two more illegal weapons were confiscated and two suspects arrested this week by police on St. Croix.
Rafael Munoz, 30, of Estate Mt. Pleasant, was arrested at about 6:40 a.m. Friday and charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm and contempt of court. Criminal Investigation Bureau detectives said Munoz was free on a pre-trial release in connection with another case when he was charged with the firearm possession. He was held without bail until a decision is made at his advise of rights hearing.
On Wednesday, May 12 at about 8 p.m. police arrested Leodel “Leo” Isles, 27, of Estate Adventure Hill, and charged him with unauthorized possession of a firearm. Isles was detained by members of the Saturated Patrol unit, Special Operations Bureau, while driving a vehicle in Frederiksted. Police checked the vehicle and confiscated a handgun with a laser scope, and a police badge. A firearms records check revealed that the handgun was previously reported stolen from a St. Croix resident.
Isles was held on a $25,000 and remanded into custody.