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.

The adults arrested and the crimes they are suspected in are:

– Elroy Tonge, 20, on a charge of unauthorized possession of a firearm. His bail was set at $25,000 by a Superior Court magistrate. Unable to post bail, Tonge was remanded back to Golden Grove Detention Center.

– Kareem D. Ambrose, 38, of Frederiksted was charged with third-degree assault related to an incident that occurred June 6 at the Croixville housing community Parking lot. Bail was set at $75,000 by a Superior Court magistrate. He was remanded to the Golden Grove Detention Center.

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– Rashede Emanuel, 35, of Mid-Island was charged with first-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, third-degree assault, unauthorized possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of ammunition, failure to report firearms obtained outside of or brought into the U.S. Virgin Islands, and discharging or aiming a firearm. The charges stem from an incident that took place July 6 in Estate Glynn. His bail was set at $125,000 and he was remanded to the Golden Grove Detention Center pending advice of rights hearing.

Following Operation Clean Sweep, the police reported they now are looking for the following individuals:

– Dasha Graham, 21, wanted for third-degree burglary. He is 6’, 1”, 160 pounds, with brown eyes and short black hair. Graham is known to frequent the Candido Guadeloupe housing community in Mid-Island.

– Ahmed Francis, 30, wanted for unauthorized possession of a firearm. Francis is 5’, 9” about 140 pounds. He has long, black hair, facial hair and brown eyes. He frequents Estate Diamond and Williams Delight in Frederiksted.

– David George, 38, wanted for unauthorized possession of a firearm. George is 5’, 10” and 160 pounds. He has short black hair and brown eyes. He frequents the Mon Bijou area.

The VIPD urged anyone with information about these or other incidents to call the Criminal Investigation Bureau on St. Thomas at 340-774-2211, on St. Croix 340-778-2211, the 911 emergency call center, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.

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