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Crime Stoppers: Help Take These Criminals Off the Streets

Crime Stoppers empowers you to make your neighborhoods safer by reporting information while remaining anonymous. Crime Stoppers understands that some people are still skeptical, so to learn exactly how you remain anonymous, please visit the website and click on “How it Works.” To date, no tipster has ever been discovered due to a fault in the system anywhere. If you know something, say something – as law enforcement needs to know what you know.

St. Croix: On March 12 about 1:15 p.m., police were dispatched for a report of multiple shots fired in a residential area in Estate Richmond. Upon arrival, about 1,000 feet from the old Ralph de Chabert housing community, police found the unresponsive body of a male, later identified as 34-year-old Vernon E James Jr., lying on the pavement. Police are asking anyone who might know something about this fatal shooting to please call Crime Stoppers with any information to bring closure in this untimely death.

St. John: On March 9 about 3 a.m., police responded to the Myrah Keating Smith Health Clinic concerning a report of an assault in which two males received treatment for wounds. Tell Crime Stoppers what you know.

St. Thomas: On March 10 about 2:30 p.m., a man was walking north up Raphune Hill, and as he approached the intersection near Jungle Food and Pizza Hut, he heard shots being fired. One of the bullets struck him in his upper right side. Tell us what you know so police can identify the shooter(s).

Be part of the solution. Continue helping to make the V.I. community a safer place by submitting information on these or any other crimes at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by texting “USVI” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). 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 an assailant is $900. For a homicide suspect it is $1,500.

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