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Federal Grand Jury Returns Five-Count Indictment on Three Virgin Islands Corrections Officers

On May 20, 2022, United States Attorney Delia L. Smith announced two former Virgin Islands Corrections Officers and one current Officer from the John A. Bell Correctional Facility on St. Croix appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after a federal grand jury returned a five-count indictment.

Houston Woman Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

On May 20, 2022, United States Attorney Delia L. Smith announced that Marvelous Eghage, 39, of Houston, TX, pleaded guilty on May 16, 2022, to one count of wire fraud before Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller.

Brothers Sought in STX Shooting That Left Victim Paralyzed

Two brothers are sought in a shooting Thursday afternoon at the Tide Village service station on St. Croix that left the victim paralyzed, the V.I. Police Department said.

STT 18-Year-Old Arrested for Burglary and Possession of Stolen Property

During the investigation police were able to secure surveillance footage on a nearby camera and observed a dark brown Kia Forte in the driveway of the residence. On April 8, 2022, at around 4:00 p.m. officers found a Kia Forte matching the description and the vehicle was identified as a rental vehicle. Investigation revealed that the vehicle was rented by Savianna Charles

South Carolina Man Arrested at STT Airport on Outstanding Warrant

U.S. Attorney Delia L. Smith announced Thursday that Maurice Eugene Tucker, 35, of South Carolina, made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller following his arrest on a warrant from Columbia, South Carolina.

Crime Stoppers Continues to Offer Rewards During Gun Violence Awareness Month

Crime Stoppers continues to offer rewards and is once again in need of help solving cases. 

Woman Arrested for Stealing Money, and Cashing Out Slot Machines

According to police, on Tuesday, May 17, detectives of the Criminal Investigation Bureau arrested 41-year-old Isheba L. James and charged her with grand larceny, petit larceny and appropriating lost property.

Carl Decicco Arrested For Failure to Comply With Sex Offender Registration Rules

Carl Decicco, 37, a registered sex offender, was arrested by V.I. Dept. of Justice Special Investigations Division, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals and V.I. Police Department officers on St. Croix on May 17. According to a release from the Department of Justice, Decicco was arrested for failure

CIB Investigating Harvey Project Shootings; 1 Injured, 1 Dead

One man is dead and another is hospitalized in stable condition after a shooting on Monday night at the Profit Hills Housing Community on St. Croix, the V.I. Police Department reported Tuesday.

VIPD Wanted: Omari Beltou

According to the VIPD, Omari Beltou is wanted for the unlawful sexual contact of two minor females.

Man on St. Croix Arrested for Simple Assault and Battery

On Sunday, May 15, 2022, at 8:05 a.m., a domestic disturbance in the Walter I.M. Hodge Housing Community, Frederiksted, St. Croix, was reported to the 911 Emergency Call Center.

Fatal Hit-and-Run on St. Croix

On May 14, 2022, at approximately 10:16 P.M., the Traffic Investigation Bureau (TIB) was notified by Ancilmo Marshall Command Police Station and dispatched to a collision involving a pedestrian in the Estate Catherine’s Rest area on St. Croix.

Operation Python Make Illegal Drug Arrest After Traffic Stop

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, a gray vehicle was stopped by Operation Python Officers conducting Traffic Enforcement at 4:14 p.m. on Weymouth Rhymer Highway in the vicinity of Carlos Furniture.

Missing Person: Emanda Hartzog

On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 54-year-old Emanda Hartzog of Estate Richmond, Christiansted, St. Croix, was reported her missing by her children.


The Virgin Islands Police Department will be commemorating this year’s Police Week with the following events starting on Sunday, May 15, 2022. 

18-Year-Old Arrested for Discharging Machine Gun

On Friday, May 13, 2022, Ja’Haile Clendenin was taken into custody pursuant to an arrest warrant issued by the Magistrate Division of the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands.

Help Catch Get Those Who Murdered Jahul Ward and Joseph Graffis and Get Paid

A cash reward up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for these homicides.

Crucian Woman Dies in High-Speed Single Car Accident

A St. Croix woman died Monday night after crashing at high speed into a WAPA pole on East End Road, police said.

Native of Dominican Republic Convicted for Making Materially False Statements to Government Agents at the Cyril E. King Airport

According to United States Attorney Delia L. Smith, on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, after a two-day jury trial, Luis Miguel Lopez, a 28-year-old citizen of the Dominican Republic, was convicted of making a materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement in a matter within the jurisdiction of the executive branch of the Government of the United States.

475 Pounds of Cocaine Seized from Boat Returning to PR from STT

Officials seized 475 pounds of cocaine valued at $4.3 million after inspecting a vessel being hauled from the water in Puerto Rico, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Tuesday. The boat reportedly had traveled from St. Thomas.




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