GOVERNMENT & POLICE NEWS

Four Injured in Saturday Crash

Four people were injured Saturday morning when the vehickle in which they were riding ran off the road and into…

Audio Galleries

Three events are slated for the opening of the school year – V.I. Fathers Back to School Barbecue and Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 27; the Back to School Days of Prayer on Saturday , Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4; and the V.I. Fathers March on Sept. 6, the first day of school for public schools in the territory. Organizers are encouraging fathers to take their children back to school starting on the first day.

 
Currently:Click for Saint Croix, Virgin Islands Forecast

Source Picks

Four Injured in Saturday Crash

Four people were injured Saturday morning when the vehickle in which they were riding ran off the road and into a tree, the V.I. Police Departmenr reported. 

READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
2016-12-04 13:43:37
Beach Advisory for Nov. 28 - Dec. 2

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
2016-12-02 23:28:09
HH Tire Reopens Days after Devastating Fire
HH Tire and Battery on St. Croix, which burned to the ground Monday, reopened at a new, temporary location Friday at the east end of Hess Road.
READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
2016-12-02 22:28:36
Local news — St. Croix
Police Pledge Crackdown on Fights at Carnival, Seek Answers in Homicides

Dec. 22, 2008 -- Acting St. Croix Police Chief Oakland Benta has a new rule: Get in a fight in school, don't come to Carnival.
As the holidays swing into full gear, police are trying to keep festivities fun and safe, keeping school rivalries and fights from spilling over into Carnival by identifying and banning those who have already caused trouble.
"Christmas Festival is a time people need to be free to express themselves and let off steam at the end of the year," Benta said Monday during a press conference in Hanna's Rest. "But we also need to make sure nobody gets hurt."
More than 50 students have already been banned for fighting in school, he said. Their photographs are being distributed among police monitoring the festival.
"Parents are working harmoniously with the Police Department on this, but we know sometimes kids go off anyway," he said.

Advertising (skip)

Anyone who starts a fight will be prosecuted to the fullest.
"When fights have happened, we have had individuals who had to run for safety, some with children, young babies," Benta said. "So if you start a fight, we are going to charge you not just for the assault, but we are going to top the charges off with several counts of reckless endangerment ... for everyone in your vicinity."
Many of the students involved in fights have been allowed to attend conflict-resolution workshops held every Friday in Benta's office, he said.
"We have individuals who were attempting to kill each other who, I'm glad to say, have begun to sit harmoniously together and engage in basketball and other activities, while monitored by the police," he said.
No hoods, parkas, masks or bandannas hiding the face will be tolerated, and the parade routes will have cameras, Benta said.
Drunk-driving fatalities become an urgent concern this time of year, and Benta urged St. Croix residents to be careful.
"If you drink, don't drive," he said. "And if your friend has had a little too much, please, take their keys and find them a ride, or drive them yourself."
Officers are being assigned to transport people home as well, he said.
In other police business, Jesus Browne of Peter's Rest was arrested and charged with having an AK47 semi-automatic assault rifle during a domestic dispute and rape. Browne is charged with possession of a firearm in a school zone, first-degree rape, first-degree assault, and other crimes.
"Jesus Browne is also of significant interest in other pending matters as we move forward," Benta said.
Police are looking for Tafari Fawkes of Concordia, also known as "Fari," "Duce" and "Isaiah," in relation to the murder of Craig Liburd.
"Mr. Craig Liburd was assassinated June 26 in the vicinity of Old Apothecary Hall," Benta said. "On June 29, a report came in that Fawkes' whereabouts were unknown."
Subsequent information gathered by the police suggests a connection.
Fawkes is considered armed and extremely dangerous, Benta said.
Police are also looking for Glennsly Jullian "G Money" Buntin of Frederiksted and Robin Lucas, residence unknown.
"Buntin is a person of interest who we believe may have information that can assist us" in a homicide investigation, Benta said. Robin Lucas is also thought to have information about a homicide.
If you have information about these individuals or other crime information, call the police hotline at 778-4950, or 777-8711 or 911.
Back Talk Share your reaction to this news with other Source readers. Please include headline, your name and city and state/country or island where you reside.

picture
Read more stories in Local news»»