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Crime Stoppers Empowers Citizens

Crime Stoppers empowers you, the law abiding citizens, to make your neighborhoods, schools and businesses safer by reporting information while remaining anonymous. If you know something, say something, as law enforcement needs to know what you know. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what is needed to help bring closure to these cases.

St. Croix: Nineteen-year-old Musa-Raji Sharmouj was reported missing by his family on April 9, 2011. He was last seen by family members on April 6. Sharmouj is of Middle Eastern descent, is 5’11", black hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen in the area of Consumer’s Gas Station.

St. John: On Oct. 13, 2011, the family of 21-year-old Seara Samantha James filed a missing person report on her disappearance. Lab results have now confirmed that the skeletal remains found on St. John in August of 2012 belong to James. If you know how she died, please tell Crime Stoppers.

St. Thomas: On Jan. 20 at 10 a.m., police received calls of shots fired in the area of Hospital Ground. When police arrived at the scene, they found 24-year-old Lucas Reid Jr. in a blue Honda Civic with multiple gunshot wounds to his body. He was motionless and unresponsive.
Tell us what you know so law enforcement can bring closure to the family and friends of these three victims.

Submit your information on these or any other crimes, even crimes that you heard may occur, at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by texting “USVI” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Your tips are completely anonymous, and our 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 reward to be paid according to your instructions. The minimum cash reward for the arrest of a homicide suspect is $1,500.

Please note: Crime Stoppers’ technology makes it impossible for anyone to find out who submitted a tip. To learn how this is done, visit www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org and click on How It Works.

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