March 27, 2017 12:44 am Last modified: 3:12 pm

Police

Woman Convicted of Taking Part in Robbery, Conspiracy

A federal jury found Aracelis N. Ayala guilty Thursday of Hobbs Act robbery,conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, brandishing a firearm and robbery in the first degree.
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Traffic Stop Results in Firearm Arrest

A routine traffic stop Tuesday morning resulted in the arrest of a St. Croix man on charges of illegal possession of a firearm and a controlled substance.
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Three Women Charged with Kidnapping

Three women were arrested Tuesday and charged with kidnapping in an incident that netted only $40, according to the V.I. Police Department.
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Weekend Traffic Initiative Yields Arrest for Marijuana and Firearm

Troy A. Somme Jr. was arrested Saturday during a traffic stop initiative, "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," and charged with drug and firearms offenses.
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Man Charged with Domestic Violence Assault

V.I. Police Officers on Monday arrested Kevon Benjamin Edwards after a woman called 911 to report he had assaulted her.
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Man Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Possession

Ray Harris Jr., 23, of St. Croix pleaded guilty Friday in District Court to conspiracy to possess a controlled substance with intent to distribute.
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Man Charged Third Time with Rape

Ethelbert "Bert" Benjamin, 57, as arrested Friday on a warrant charging him with rape, the third time he has been charged with with rape, and each charge was for a different victims, according to the V.I. Police Department.
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Man Shot in Leg in Frederiksted Area

A 21-year-old Crucian man was shot in the leg Wednesday night while walking in Hodge Housing Community, the V.I. Police Department reported.
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Two Men Arrested in BVI on U.S. Justice Department Warrants

Authorities in the British Virgin Islands executed arrest warrants on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice and took two men into custody, one of which has had ties to Virgin Islands horse racing. Earl “Bob” Hodge and former Customs officer Robert “Tico” Harrigan were remanded to c
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Man Gets 46 Months in Cocaine Conspiracy

District Court Judge Raymond L. Finch on Tuesday sentenced Carmelo Cruz-Velez, a 52-year-old Puerto Rican national, to 46 months in prison for conspiracy to possess a controlled substance with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced. Finch also sentenced Cruz-Ve
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