Federal prosecutors are working against a Nov. 9 deadline to produce lists of witnesses, evidence and documents in preparation for a racketeering trial set to start in January.
The anonymous tip service Crimes Stoppers USVI is offering rewards up to $70,000 for the information leading to the resolution of the homicides that are this weeks Crime of the Week.
A home in Estate Morningstar on St. Croix was broken into, robbed and set ablaze Friday evening while its occupants were not home, the V.I. Police Department reported.
The V.I. Police Department on Saturday arrested 36-year-old Omarie Smith of Smith Bay after Smith was identified as the individual who fired shots at a man in front of an establishment in Smith Bay earlier that day, injuring the victim.
An early Sunday auto accident in the vicinity of the Sunshine Mall on St. Croix left one man dead and woman arrested on a charge of vehicular homicide and driving under the influence, the V.I. Police Department.
Judge Robert Molloy sentenced Collin Gomes, 27, of St. Croix, to 78 months in prison for possession of child pornography, which he had been collecting since 2011, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced Wednesday.
Officers attached to the V.I. Police Department's Crime Initiative arrested a St. Thomas man Wednesday evening. Peter John Francis, Jr., age 30, of Estate Frydenhoj was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.
One man was killed and four others injured in an early morning shooting Saturday at the Four Winds Plaza shopping center on St. Thomas, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victim was identified by next of kin as 29-year-old Joseph Andrews.
A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2020 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases are broken down by island.
The V.I. Police on Friday arrested Raymond Joseph, age 52 of Canebrake Apartments, and charged him with a series of crimes after he admitted to burning two minors with a hot object.