Police & Courts
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.
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.
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
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 and is once again in need of help solving cases.
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, 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.