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Reward for Info on Ashby Double Homicide Up to $60K

The appointment of two local prosecutors to the V.I. Superior Court bench is the latest in a series of moves to stamp out gun violence in the territory, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. announced during a news conference Monday.
At a news conference Tuesday, St. Croix Police Chief Sidney Elskoe, at the podium, announced four arrests and the seizure of 10 illegal firearms, which were on display. (Source photo by James Gardner)

Investigation Into STX Homicides Yields Four Arrests, 10 Firearms

An investigation into two homicides on St. Croix has yielded four arrests and the recovery of 10 firearms, according to St. Croix District Police Chief Sidney Elskoe.

Governor Asks Community to Support VIPD as Riots Spread in States

In the wake of protests in cities across the U.S. over the death of George Floyd, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. called on residents to support local police officers as they work to clamp down on a spate of violence.
Sen. Steven Payne Sr., chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, Justice, Public Safety, and Veterans’ Affairs, speaks during Tuesday’s committee meeting. (Photos by Barry Leerdam, Legislature of the Virgin Islands)

Crime Stats Show No Spike During COVID-19 Crisis, AG Tells Senators

The U.S. Virgin Islands does not seem to have recorded a spike in crime during the two months since a state of emergency was declared over the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. discusses the re-opening of the beached during his news conference Friday.

Beaches Re-Open Monday, But Water Quality Tests Are Not Complete

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said local public beaches will re-open Monday, but residents will swim at their own risk since water quality testing is ongoing and water quality results won't be released until late in the week.

Saturday Morning Finds Police at Checkpoints Around Hospital Ground

Three police officers were standing outside their patrol cars at the intersection of Polyberg Road east of the Puma Gas Station on Saturday morning. A half mile or so to the west of Lionel Roberts Stadium, another group of officers and squad cars offered a show of support.
Quincy McRae, left, and Celvin Walwyn, officials at the V.I. Police Department, testify at a Senate committee hearing Monday. (V.I. Legislature photo)

VIPD Reports Crime Is Down, Arrests Up

The V.I. Police Department reported that violent crime cases were down in 2019 from 2018 and arrests were up.

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