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Thursday, December 3, 2020

Police & Courts

Man Charged with Taking Gun from Scene of Shooting

The V.I. Police Department on Wednesday arrested Suni R. Abiff, age 39 of Estate Mariendahl, and charged him with tampering with evidence at the scene of a shooting at the Four Winds Plaza.
The Ron deLLugo Federal Courthouse. (File photo)

Two Sentenced for Possessing Over $1 Million Cash

Abnel Colon and Jose Ernesto Vazquez Colon, both from Puerto Rico, were sentenced on Thursday for possession of more than $1 million in cash on board a vessel outfitted for smuggling, U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced.
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Two Men Charged with Firearm Possession in Separate Incidents

Two men on St Croix were arrested Saturday in separate incidents and charged with violating the U.S. Virgin Islands' firearm laws.
The District Court building on St. Croix. (File photo)

District Court: Three Cases Yield a Guilty Plea, Two Sentences

Three cases in in Virgin Islands District Court yielded a guilty plea in a firearm offense, a sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm, and sentences for two Colombians for smuggling.

V.I. Police Department Unveils New Uniforms

The VIPD revealed its new uniforms at a ceremony Thursday at the Patrick Sweeney Police Headquarters on St. Croix. The reveal was also broadcast live on the VIPD’s Facebook page, arresting the attention of 2,500 views and garnering 50 comments.

Woman Pulled From Burning Vehicle

A woman injured in a traffic accident on Tuesday was pulled from her burning car by a pair of bystanders, the V.I. Police Department reported.
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One Man Killed, Two Injured by Gunfire on St. John

One man was killed and two others treated for gunshot injuries after shots were fired on Wednesday in Estate Enighed on St. John, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victim was identified by next of kin as 20-year-old A’Jahnie Bramble.
VIPD patrol car. (Linda Morland photo)

Domestic Violence Seeks STX Man

The Virgin Islands Police Department is asking for the community’s assistance in locating Fernando “Bravo” Santiago, a 43-year-old Crucian, who is wanted by the department's domestic violence unit.
Police Commissioner-designee Trevor Velinor tells Monday news conference the VIPD is 'stepping up.' (Image captured from the V.I. Government's livestream of the press conference)

VIPD’s Economic Crime Unit Issues Holiday Season Fraud Alert

Police Commissioner Trevor A. Velinor advises the public that the Christmas season is fast approaching and there are those among us who seek to prey on those in the community they consider vulnerable.
Alexander A. Farrelly Justice Center (Source photo by James Gardner)

Momentum to Repair Public Buildings Accelerates

The mission to repair damage from hurricanes Irma and Maria to public buildings has led to $3 million awarded through FEMA’s Public Assistance Program for numerous recovery projects in the territory.

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