The V.I. Police Department is investigating to unrelated reports of a burglary and an assault that took place on NewYear’s Day on St. Croix.
At 5 p.m. Friday, 46-year-old resident of Estate Richmond went to the Ancilmo Marshall Command located in Bassin Triangle to report an incident that had occurred at his home.
According to the victim, he’d been at his residence, entertaining two female acquaintances, when a man suddenly broke into the home, wielding a hammer. The man accused the victim of cheating with his girlfriend, one of the two female acquaintances, and attacked the victim with the hammer.
The victim sustained a contusion and minor bruises, but declined medical attention.
At roughly 6:05 a.m. Friday, officers responded to the call of a break-in that occurred at the Louis E. Brown Villas.
Responding officers met with the complainant, who stated that the family had secured their home at 11:00 p.m. the night prior and retired for the evening. She said she was awoken by her alarm at 5:30 a.m. and heard her teenaged daughter scream.
According to the complainant, she proceeded to the teenager’s room, when she saw an unknown man exited the apartment’s front door. The teenaged daughter said she’d felt someone touching her hand and pulling the sheet that was draped over her body, but was otherwise unharmed by the intruder.
An inspection of the premises revealed that the intruder apparently had entered the second floor dwelling by climbing up a PVC pipe, removing the window screen and climbing in. No items had been removed from the dwelling and no one was hurt during the incident.
Police urged anyone with information concerning either incident to contact the 911 emergency call center or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.