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.
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.
A scream in the night prompted a call to 911, which brought about the arrest Saturday morning of Steven E. Matta II, a 34-year-old St. Croix man, on charges of rape and domestic violence, the V.I. Police Department reported.
A 55-year-old Fredensborg man, Jose Saez Rosario age 55 of old, was stabbed to death Friday evening in Christiansted, and a suspect, 46-year-old Edwardo D. Garcia Jr., turned himself in to police and was arrested.
Two men, 35-year-old Karime Williams and 27-year-old Akeem Herbert, were arrested shortly after noon Tuesday after a report of gunshots and an attempted burglary in the Western Suburb area of the Christiansted Cemetery.