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Man Arrested on Federal Sex Offender Charges

Roger Black, 48, of St. Croix, appeared before Magistrate Judge George W. Cannon on Friday for an initial appearance after his arrest by Homeland Security Investigations special agents on the charge of coercion and enticement.
VIPD patrol car. (Linda Morland photo)

Brothers Found Dead; No Foul Play Suspected

Two men, brothers in their 60s, were found dead Monday morning, but police said the preliminary investigation showed no sign of foul play. The two men were identified by next of kin as 69-year-old John Rapine, a FEMA employee, and his 61-year-old brother, Joseph Rapine.

U.S. Attorney’s Office, Project Safe Neighborhoods Sponsor Camp DEFY

Camp trainers and facilitators are provided by the Virgin Islands Police Department and the Virgin Islands National Guard.

Body of Woman Found at Hotel *Update* Woman Identified

The body of an unidentified woman was found Sunday evening in a hotel in downtown Charlotte Amalie, the V.I. Police Department said.
Rasheem Morton Jr. (VIPD photo)

Police Arrest 2 After Chase by Car and On Foot

Two men were arrested Wednesday afternoon after a report of shots fired in the Bovoni area led to detectives chasing two suspects by car and on foot until they apprehended them in Sugar Estate area.
VIPD patrol car. (Linda Morland photo)

Gunmen Hits Smith Bay Sports Bar

Five masked, armed men robbed a popular Smith Bay sports bar Tuesday night, the V.I. Police Department reported. According to police, at about 11:39 p.m. the VIPD patrol officers were dispatched to the Galaxy Sports Bar in Smith Bay.

Three Armed Men Rob STT Gas Station

Three armed men robbed a St. Thomas gas station early Wednesday, getting away with an undisclosed amount of money, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Three Arrested for Not Registering as Sex Offenders

Law enforcement personnel from local and federal agencies conducted an operation on Tuesday that resulted in the apprehension of three sex offenders who had not registered their status, V.I. Attorney General Denise George announced.

Crime of the Week: Crime Stoppers Seeks Hot Tips on Cold Cases

The anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, seeks the public’s help to resolve two homicide cold cases that took place in the territory, one in 2014 and one in 2017.

Homicides 2019

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2019 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases are broken down by island. The Source does not include suicides or vehicular homicides in its listing.

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