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Haitian Pleads Guilty to ‘Alien In Possession of a Firearm’

Venel Touze, 26, a Haitian national living on St. Thomas, pleaded guilty Thursday before District Court Judge Curtis Gomez, to one count of being an alien in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

VIPD Works with FBI to Arrest Fugitive from Louisiana

Brandel Lynard Berry is in police custody on St. Croix awaiting extradition to Louisiana, where he is a suspect in a robbery.
The District Court building on St. Croix. (File photo)

Two Plead Guilty in Separate District Court Cases

Two men pleaded guilty this month in separate cases in District Court on St. Croix, one involving obtaining a false identification, and one involving illegal entry into the United States.

VIPD: Social Media Threat About Territory is a Hoax

An alert circulating on a social media application warning of a threat to the territory is a hoax, the V.I. Police Department reported Wednesday.
William 'Billy' Harvey, newly designated police chief of the St. Croix District of the VIPD.

Bryan Names Harvey Police Chief of St. Croix District

Gov. Albert Bryan on Monday named former Virgin Islands Police Lieutenant and U.S. Army veteran William 'Billy' Harvey as St. Croix District Chief of Police for the V.I. Police Department.
Carl Fleming Jr. (VIPD photo)

Fleming Charged with Grand Larceny

Carl Fleming Jr., a 26-year-old St. Thomas resident, was arrested Sunday and charged in the theft of of more than $2,000 from a delivery van.

VIPD Cracking Down on Unregistered Vehicles, Unlicensed Drivers

The V.I. Police Department announced Tuesday it will begin increased enforcement for unregistered vehicles and unlicensed drivers in the territory.

Body Found Floating in Cruz Bay Harbor

A body was found floating in the Cruz Bay Harbor near the customs dock Thursday morning, and while the V.I. Police Department said preliminary investigation shows no sign of foul play, police are continuing to investigate.

Man Arrested After Chase Through School Zone

The V.I. Police Department on Tuesday arrested 33-year-old Darren Hodge after a chase that started in a school zone, police reported.

STX: Alfred John Charged with Animal Abuse

Alfred John, a 59-year-old St. Croix resident, was arrested at about 6 a.m. Tuesday pursuant to a warrant charging him in an animal abuse case that resulted in the death of two dogs.

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