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VIPD officers and the Medical Examiner's office respond to the Good Hope Townhouses, where 17-year-old male minor was found dead of a gunshot wound. (VIPD photo)

STX Teen Succumbs to Gunshot Wound

A 17-year-old male died of a gunshot wound Tuesday afternoon in the Good Hope Townhouses, the V.I. Police Department reported.

V.I. Judicial Branch Modifies Operations Again

To enforce social distancing protocols, effective Friday, March 27, the judicial branch has further curtailed operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shamar Lewis (VIPD photo)

STT Motorcycle Driver Found with Gun, Arrested

The V.I. Police Department, at about 5:21 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, arrested Shamar N. Lewis, age 21 of Altona, and charged him with possession of an unlicensed firearm and third-degree assault, the police reported in a news release issued Sunday.

VIPD Closes Down Consumer Services

VIPD reminds the public that due to its efforts in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the territory, Central Records Bureau offices, Firearms Bureau offices and fingerprinting services territory-wide are closed until further notice.
VIPD detectives and officers respond to Estate Barren Spot, where 23-year-old Luis Perez was shot and later died from his injuries. (VIPD photo)

STX Man Dies of Gunshot Injuries

A man died of gunshot wounds Sunday night in Estate Barren Spot on St. Croix, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victim was identified by next of kin as 23-year-old Luis Perez of Castle Burke.
Shamal Riviere (VIPD photo)

St. Croix Suspect Arrested on Community’s Tip

Shamal Riviere, the suspect in an assault that took place in July, was arrested Wednesday on a tip from the community, Police Chief Sidney Elskoe announced.

Two Female Brazilians Charged with Illegal Re-Entry

Valdete Pereira Santana and Joice Costa De Souza, both citizens of Brazil, were charged with entering the United States after having been deported and removed, according to a news release from the office of U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert.
Dasha Graham (VIPD photo)

Police Charge STX Man with Arson in Car Fire

The Virgin Islands Police Department is asking for the community’s assistance in locating Dasha Graham, who is suspected of first-degree arson.
VIPD patrol car. (Linda Morland photo)

Two Injured in Separate Weekend Shootings

Two St. Thomas men were injured by gunfire in separate incidents over the weekend, the V.I. Police Department reported. The police did not identify either of the victims, in accordance with department policy.

District Court of VI Advises Public of New Protocols Due to COVID-19

Effective Monday, March 23, the District Court of the Virgin Islands will remain open; however, court personnel will be working remotely.

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