STT Man Charged with Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle

At about 7:15 p.m. Sunday, officers from the V.I. Police Department arrested Kwanza Pasha George, age 31 of Paul M. Pearson Gardens, and charged him with unauthorized use of a vehicle.

The victim of this incident reported that on March 19 she had been sitting at home and saw an individual drive away with her vehicle without permission, and later noticed that her car keys were missing from inside her residence. The vehicle was recovered on April 5 in Estate Canaan and Sherpenjewel, and George was positively identified as the individual who stole the car.

Bail for George was set at $25,000. Unable to post bail, he was turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending his advice of rights hearing.

This case is presently under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau. Police urged anyone with information about the case to call 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-774-2211 extension 5579 or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.

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