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Marciano L. Rivera (VIPD photo)

Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

The V.I. Police Department on Monday arrested Marciano Rivera of St. Thomas and charged him with first-degree rape. According ot the VIPD, Rivera was positively identified as the person who raped the victim on multiple occasions.

Golden Grove Inmate Dies; No Foul Play Suspected

A 48-year-old inmate at the Golden Grove Correctional Facility died sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning, the Bureau of Corrections reported. Officials said there was no sign of foul play. The victim was identified as James Laudat.
The District Court building on St. Croix. (File photo)

Man Who Had Firearm in School Zone Gets Five Years Probation

Samuel Melendez, a 43-year-old Crucian, was sentenced Wednesday, Nov. 21, after being convicted of possession of firearm in a school zone, U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced.
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)

Two Charged with Smuggling Narcotics on Vessel

Centeno A. Hansel-Andres and Cristian Valencia-Mendoza have been charged with conspiracy to possess and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute on board a vessel subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.
Eleanora Taylor (VIPD photo)

STJ Woman Charged with Domestic Assault

A 44-year-old St. John woman, Eleanora Taylor, was arrested by detectives from the V.I. Police Department's Domestic Violence Unit at 11:37 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, and charged with third-degree assault/domestic violence.
Toby Derima (Photo provided by VIPD)

VIPD’s New Spokesperson is Toby Derima

Toby Derima, a 22-year veteran of the V.I. Police Department, is taking on the role of public information officer for the department, according to a statement from Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor.
Kemar Campbell (Photo provided by VIPD)

VIPD Seeking Kemar Campbell

The V.I. Police Department are looking for Kemar Campbell, a 29-year-old resident of Mariendahl Street in Charlotte Amalie, who is wanted for several incidents that occurred at the Fortuna Townhouses.
Kareem Joseph (VIPD photo)

STT Inmate Charged with Assaulting Corrections Officer

Police on St. Thomas have arrested 38-year-old Kareem Joseph, an inmate of the Correctional Facility at the Alexander Farrelly Criminal Justice Center, and charged him in the assault of a corrections officer.
The District Court building on St. Croix. (File photo)

Fifth STX Woman Pleads Guilty in Tax Fraud Scheme

Thema Liverpool, a 31-year-old St. Croix resident, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to defraud the United States, U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced.

Motorcycle Collides With Vehicle near Antilles School

A male driving a motorcycle was treated for injures Monday night after his motorcycle collided with a black SUV in the Frenchman's Bay area near the entrance to Antilles School.





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