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USVI Takes Part in National Project Safe Neighborhoods Conference

The Project Safe Neighborhood Conference was the first of its kind in eight years and underscores the commitment of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to reducing violent crime and fostering public safety.

Man Killed in ‘Targeted’ Daylight Shooting

A 26-year-old St. Croix man was killed Saturday in a daylight shooting at a crowded shopping area in what the V.I. Police called a...

Three More Arrests For Undeclared Cash Brought Over on Tortola Ferry

Three more people have been charged for not declaring thousands of dollars in cash brought into the territory via the Tortola ferry.

Four Face Court Action in Separate Cases involving Cash, Cocaine

Four men – three from the British Virgin Islands and one from Florida – faced court action on St. Thomas Wednesday in separate cases involving charges ranging from cocaine to cash smuggling, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert reported.

Dominican National Sentenced For Illegal Entry Into U.S.

Victor Gonzalez Rodriquez, a 35-year-old Dominican Republic national, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court on St. Thomas for illegally re-entering the United States, U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced.

Man Charged in Relation to Forced Prostitution of a Minor

One man has been charged and another man's name is redacted in relation to a 17-year old minor female being coerced into prostitution on St. Croix.
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier salute during the commissioning ceremony in 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney)

Guyanese Plead Guilty to Possession of 3,769 Kilograms Cocaine

Four men from Guyana – Mohamed Hoseain, Richard La Cruz, Neville Jeffrey and Mark Anthony Williams – pleaded guilty in federal court to possession of cocaine on board a vessel.
Gerard A. Brunn (VIPD)

Brunn Charged with Domestic Violence

A 72-year-old St. Thomas man, Gerard A. Brunn, also known as Jerry, was arrested Monday and charged with a domestic-violence assault, the V.I. Police Department reported.

VIPD Says Deadly Shootout Was Retaliation for Earlier Shooting

Virgin Islands Police Commissioner Delroy Richards said Friday that a bloody Thursday night shootout in the area of Lagoon Housing Complex in Frederiksted that left two people dead and seven injured was a retaliation for another shooting death that occurred earlier that day.

Body Found in Roadway Had Been Shot

The body of a 24-year-old St. Croix man was found shot to death in the roadway early Thursday in Frederiksted, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victim was identified by by next of kin as Roland Bogan.

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