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Homicides 2016

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2016 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases…

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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.

 
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Police Arrest Three in Operation Clean Sweep

Police arrested three men on warrants, detained a 17-year-old and issued wanted posters for three other suspects Friday in what it called Operation Clean Sweep.

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2016-09-30 23:47:28
Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

The V.I. Police Department on Thursday morning arrested 56-year-old Ethelbert “Bert” C. Benjamin of Christiansted and charged him with first-degree rape.

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2016-09-30 23:17:54
Fraud Experts Advise Seniors

Ponzi and pyramid schemes, Publishers Clearing House, mystery shopper and home repair scams have all been perpetrated on Virgin Islanders, and were the subjects of a fraud watch forum Thursday.

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2016-09-29 23:29:20
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Crime Stoppers Needs Your Help

Crime Stoppers needs your help to solve the following crimes. If you know something, say something, as law enforcement cannot control crime without the help of the community. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs to solve these cases.

St. Croix: On Aug. 27, 2010, at about 7:10 p.m. on Rattan Road in the vicinity of #76-O La Grande Princess, Robert Richards, a 61-year-old male was found lying on the southern edge of the roadway after being struck and killed by a motorist while walking to tend his garden in the area. Accidents happen, but hit and runs are unacceptable. If you were driving on Rattan Road around the time of this incident and saw something, please tell us what you know. Help detectives identify the driver or the vehicle, and help bring closure to the family. If you were the driver of this vehicle, we suggest you turn yourself in as the justice system will definitely take that into consideration.

St. John: Between Sunday, Feb. 5, at 11:30 p.m. and Monday Feb. 6, at 5:30 a.m., the dock office at the Cruz Bay Ferry Dock was burglarized. The suspect(s) broke the hinges of the office safe and stole $3,680. Tell us of any unusual activity or suspicious individuals that were seen around the Transportation Services Ticket booth during that time.

St. Thomas: Between Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at 5:45 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 23, at 10:42 a.m., the Manager’s office in Coral World at Coki Point was burglarized. The suspect(s) stole three 42-inch flat screen televisions. One suspect is a light-skinned male.

Let’s continue to help make our community a safer place to live by submitting information on these or any other crimes at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org, or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Your tips are completely anonymous, and the stateside operators speak several languages. If your tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, you will receive a cash reward to be paid according to your instructions. The minimum reward for the arrest of a burglary suspect is $714 plus 10% of the value of any property recovered.

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