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STT Man Arrested Driving Stolen Vehicle, Police Say

An 18-year-old St. Thomas resident was arrested Friday after police recognized him from a security video they said showed him driving a stolen vehicle used in an armed robbery.

According to the V.I. Police Department report, at 1 p.m., Friday, police arrested Ja’Haile A. A. Clendinen, 18, of Altona & Welgunst, charging him with unauthorized use of a vehicle.

Police said Clendinen was observed on surveillance video and recognized as the driver of a stolen vehicle from an armed robbery that took place on July 26. Clendinen admitted to operating the stolen vehicle, according to the police report, and was subsequently arrested.

Bail for Clendinen was set at $25,000. Unable to post bail, he was turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections, pending his advice of rights hearing.

St. Thomas/St. John District Chief of Police Steven Phillip commended his officers for this and other arrests.

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“A word of advice to our young people of this community – crime does not pay. If you engage in criminal activity, you will be caught,” Phillip said.

The chief encouraged the public to continue to submit tips to the VIPD by calling 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-774-2211, or anonymously to Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477 (1-800-222-TIPS).

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Shouldn’t the VI Government also publish a list of people whose tax refund checks are delinquent? People the government owes. Seems only fair.

It would be nice if this was an actual link and not a screenshot

Here's one that should work for you: ltg.gov.vi/departments/property-tax-delinquency-list/

This would be a good opportunity for current and returning Virgin Islanders to buy homes without a huge mortgage

Nice, let people get robbed by Wapa, high cost of food, but when they can’t pay taxes, sell their homes to some rich statesiders! 🤯🤬

The link may not work, but the Avis has published this three times in the last seven days. Ya know what? The animal shelter will be happy for all the extra this month cause that’s what this is worth. You own this property, pay your flipping taxes. Bitch about WAPA but at the same time remember you also have some of the cheapest property tax in the the US

Jane, we just recently received our refund … surprisingly, with interest!

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