Crime Stoppers: A Gruesome Crime Against a Horse

Crime Stoppers asks you to continue to make the USVI one of the safest places to live, work and raise a family. Let’s make sure that no crime goes unsolved. If you know something, say something.

St. Croix:
On April 1 detectives were summoned to Estate Anna’s Hope by veterinarians with the Department of Agriculture regarding a badly beaten horse in the vicinity of the Youth Rehabilitation Center. The horse had been secured on the evening of March 31 at 5 p.m. near the YRC, and when the owners went to check on the mare at 7 p.m., she was found lying on the ground and bleeding from the head. The suffering animal was discovered to have several deep lacerations in the neck area, nose, face and head and eventually had to be euthanized due to her severe injuries. If you know anything about this atrocity, please tell us.

St. Thomas:
On April 1 police from the Richard N. Callwood Command responded to the Bergs Home area regarding shots being fired. Officers found an overturned vehicle near Building 13. Shortly thereafter, the vehicle’s operator was found in the vicinity of Hospital Ground. The operator of the vehicle was transported to R. L. Schneider Hospital via ambulance where he was treated for injuries. Investigation revealed that the victim’s vehicle was struck multiple times by gunshots.

St. John: On March 23 at 3:20 a.m., officers were dispatched to Racetrack Gas Station in Enighed where they met the store’s manager concerning a burglary. The manager stated that he received a call from the owner indicating that the business’ alarm was tripped prompting him to investigate. He found the side cashier’s window smashed in, although he left the store locked and secured at about 11 p.m. Upon initial investigation, the manager stated that he did not observe anything missing but would make a more thorough inspection.

Speak up. Be part of the solution. Tell us what you know about these, or any other crimes, at or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also text “USVI” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

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