Police & Courts
Venezuelan national Johan Garcia Suarez, 33, one of 11 Venezuelan nationals apprehended at sea off of St. Croix, pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute over 5 kilograms of cocaine while on board a vessel subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.
According to court documents, on December 8, 2021, Andres Bejarano, 33, presented himself to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers for inspection to board a flight from St. Croix to Florida with a Florida driver’s license. It was later determined that the license belonged to his brother, Daniel Bejarano,...
Crime Stoppers Crimes of the Week: Contant Shootout and Homicide, Bordeaux Shooting and Peters Rest Murder
Up to $10,000 reward offered for information leading to apprehension of at-large suspect.
A suspect in the deadly officer-involved Manuel Bar shooting remains at large, police said Wednesday. Police released video of the crime that shows patrons running and hiding behind vehicles.
On Jan. 22, at 11:34 p.m., personnel from the Juan Francisco Luis Hospital & Medical Center alerted the 911 Emergency Call Center of a gunshot victim.
According to the Virgin Islands Police Department, on Jan. 23, two fugitives from justice were arrested at the Cyril E. King Airport. At 3:30 p.m., police arrested 24-year-old Michael I. Montanez, Jr. of Deltona, Florida at 4 p.m., and Tony C. Kimble, Jr., age 25 of Meridian, Mississippi. Both men have been charged with being fugitives from justice in separate, unrelated matters.
A vehicle pulled up outside Manuel Bar in Contant late Thursday night. Someone got out with a handgun and started shooting into the building, striking four people inside. An off-duty police officer at the bar drew his service weapon and returned fire. When the chaos ended, a man outside lay dead, police said.
A man was under home arrest in the Virgin Islands Friday after federal prosecutors charged him with being in the U.S. illegally — the fifth time he's been apprehended in the United States and potentially his third deportation, officials said.
A federal judge has sentenced a St. Croix man to more than 13-and-a-half years in prison for his role in a home-invasion robbery in which he terrorized a couple for $200 and some electronics, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced Friday.
The victims were transported to the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center via ambulance for medical attention. Another gunshot victim was discovered unresponsive in Upper Contant.
On Jan. 14, at 5:02 p.m., Shamall Fleming, age 30, of Estate Nazareth, was arrested by the Virgin Islands Police and charged with 1st-degree rape, domestic violence.
On Jan. 13, at 7:38 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched Virgin Islands Police Department officers to the Christiansted Boardwalk after receiving a report of a stabbing.
On January 14, at 1:30 a.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center was notified of an attempted robbery at the Granada Del Mar Condominiums. The victims reported being in the parking lot of the condominiums in their vehicle when they were approached by three armed males wearing black masks.
On July 12, 2021, at approximately 1:53 a.m. VIPD Police Officers on patrol discovered a lifeless body alongside the road leading into Estate Campo Rico, St. Croix. ... 31-year-old Lionel Hendricks of Estate Adventure Hill.