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Feds: Venezuelans Nabbed With Nearly Three Tons of Cocaine

Authorities charged four Venezuelan men with attempting to land nearly three tons of cocaine on St. Croix, United States Attorney Delia L. Smith said Monday. 

Dominican Republic Men Sentenced in 619 Kilograms of Cocaine Case

Fernandito Michel-Gomez, 56, and Dennito Montero-Felix, 48, both from the Dominican Republic, were sentenced by District Judge Wilma A. Lewis to 57 months incarceration, two years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment on drug conspiracy charges.

Dominican Republic Man Sentenced to One Year for Illegal Reentry Conviction

Cristian Lopez-Moncion, 42, of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced by Chief District Judge Robert A. Molloy to one year of incarceration on his conviction of Illegal Reentry into the United States of a Removed Alien after pleading guilty on Oct. 6, 2023, United States Attorney Delia L. Smith announced.

California Man Charged With Threats to Kill Postal Workers

Simon Peters, 41, of Valley Center, CA, was charged after repeatedly making threats to kill postal workers in St. Thomas. Peters is expected to appear before a federal magistrate judge in California on Feb. 15, after which he will appear in St. Thomas for prosecution, United States Attorney Delia L. Smith announced.

VIPD Announces Traffic Advisory and Police Assistance for AgriFest 2024

The Virgin Islands Police Department is ready to keep everyone safe at the 2024 Agriculture Food Fair. Here is some information for individuals who will visit AgriFest 2024.

Corrupt Airport Officer Sentenced to 64 Months

A former St. Croix Port Authority officer was sentenced to 64 months in federal prison — more than five years — for attempting to smuggle 12 bricks of cocaine through the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, United States Attorney Delia L. Smith announced Thursday.

District Court of the Virgin Islands Advises Public of Upcoming Holiday Schedule for 2024

The District Court of the Virgin Islands informs the public it will observe the following holiday schedule and will be closed on the following dates as specified.

Man Succumbs to Gunshot Wounds on St. Croix

A man was found unresponsive on St. Croix Wednesday, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Woman Arrested on St. Thomas for Assault

A woman was arrested on a set of steps in the area of Jala Jala on St. Thomas Friday for being a possible suspect in an assault that occurred in January, the V.I. Police Department reported. 

Once Celebrated Crucian Arrested As Bobo Killer

Police formally arrested Ryan Branch on first degree murder charges Saturday for the April 2023 unprovoked killing of Milton “Bobo” Gordon

Police Say Duo Bilked Half-Million Dollars From COVID Cash

The Virgin Islands Police Force tagged fraud charges on a St. Croix duo Thursday who allegedly swiped a half million dollars in COVID-19 relief funds.

Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk

As Super Bowl LVIII approaches, hundreds of fans in the territory are gearing up for the big game. Whether you're hosting a watch party or heading out to join the excitement at a sports bar, it's essential to prioritize safety on the roads, the V.I. Office of Highway Safety announced. 

Stabbing Victim Becomes First Homicide of 2024 for St. Croix

A St. Croix man stabbed in the early morning hours of Thursday later succumbed to his injuries, the V.I. Police Department reported. 

Update: Woman Wanted for Shooting Incident on St. Croix in Custody

A woman is wanted on St. Croix for a shooting incident that occurred near Queste Verde Wednesday, the V.I. Police Department reported.

VIDOJ Agents Arrest Sex Offender, AG Smith Announces

Ivan J. Chinnery, 63, a registered sex offender, was arrested by the V.I. Justice Department Special Agents and the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act unit on St. Thomas. Chinnery was arrested for failure to comply with registration requirements for sex offenders in the Virgin Islands, V.I. Attorney General Ariel Smith has announced.

Fugitive Caught, VIPD Investigating Three Other Shootings

With four vehicles damaged and shots fired, St. Thomians were granted a little peace of mind Monday when police reported they had apprehended a violent felon on the lam this weekend. Meanwhile, police were investigating three seemingly unrelated shootings that occurred early Saturday and Sunday.

Docket Watch: Three Suspects, Three Weapons Off the Streets by Police

Hot emotion and firearms apparently led two motorists on St. Thomas to appear before a magistrate judge in Superior Court. Court records suggest one incident may have been sparked by road rage.

Fugitive Sought By VIPD Has Violent Past

Anyone who sees Arnold Malone should call 911 immediately, police said Saturday, warning that the St. Thomas man who shot at police during a routine traffic stop in Altona Friday is considered armed and dangerous.

Defendants on Trial in Drug Conspiracy Case Found Guilty

Jurors hearing a federal drug conspiracy case took their time in delivering a verdict against two defendants on trial in St. Thomas District Court. When they were done, defendants Ivan James and Joh Williams were convicted on the conspiracy charge.

Crime Stoppers: Family Seeks Closure for $100,000 Cash Reward

The family of Archie Perry Jr. is offering a cash reward of $100,000 in exchange for tips that lead to the arrest of his killer. 


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