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Friday, December 4, 2020

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V.I. Murder Suspect Arrested in Texas

A 43 year old St. Thomas man wanted on murder charges has been arrested in the state of Texas. Currup Williams was taken into custody on Wednesday morning based on outstanding warrants from the Virgin Islands charging him with first degree murder, first and third degree assaults, unauthorized firearm possession and reckless endangerment.

Two Injured in Police-Involved Shooting on St. Croix

Two men, one of them an off-duty police officer, were injured Thursday in the Calquon area, in a shooting incident in which a communication breakdown appears to have caused a friendly-fire shooting.

DPNR Officer and Three Others Indicted in Cocaine Conspiracy Case

Gerald Mercer, 42, Jamal Haynes, 39, Makimba Barry, 39, and Craig Richardson, 39, were indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday and charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine.

Commissioner Remembers the Day Sweeney Died

Delroy Richards said he was closely connected with six of the seven officers whose graves were visited in the morning as part of National Police Week observance.

Possible Suicide Reported at Golden Grove *Updated*

A prisoner at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility was found unresponsive in his cell and is being considered a possible suicide.

17 federal officers Commissioned as V.I. Peace Officers

The U.S. Virgin Islands commissioned 17 federal law enforcement officers as Virgin Islands Peace Officers after the officers completed an orientation on Virgin Islands history and culture.

Police Arrest Suspect in Cruz Bay Restaurant Burglaries

The V.I. Police Department on Thursday arrested Malik Cheatham, a 66-year-old Solberg man suspected in the burglary of two Cruz Bay restaurants in April.

Nine Federal Officers Commissioned as V.I. Peace Officers

Nine federal law enforcement officers received commissions as Virgin Islands Peace Officers Monday after attending an orientation on V.I. history and culture at the Police Training Academy on St. Thomas, Attorney General Claude Earl Walker announced.

Bermudez Pleads Guilty to Federal Program Fraud and Tax Charges

Celeste P. Bermudez, 41, formerly of St. Croix, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court on St. Thomas to theft of federal program funds and making and subscribing a false income tax return, acting U.S. Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett announced.

Firearm Possession Draws 17-Month Sentence for St. Thomas Felon

Eugene Monsanto Jr. was sentenced to 17-months in prison followed by three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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