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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Police & Courts

V.I. Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor testifies about the department's proposed budget at a hearing Thursday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, USVI Legislature)

VIPD Launches Annual Impaired-Driving Crackdown

The U.S. Virgin Islands' annual crackdown on impaired and drunken driving kicked off this week and will run through Sept. 30, Police Commissioner Trevor A. Velinor announced.

Woman Injured in STX Shootout; One Man Arrested

A woman underwent surgery Wednesday morning at the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital after being injured by gunfire during a shootout at the Walter I.M. Hodge Pavilion housing community. One man was arrested.

VIPD Seeking to Hire Police Auxiliary Officers

The Virgin Islands Police Department is hiring Police Auxiliary Officers. Auxiliary officers work a 30-hour week and the starting salary is $30,715.
Manuel Davis Melendez, also known as "Matatan”(VIPD photo) (VIPD photo)

Man Suffers Gunshot Wound in Watergut; Police Name Suspect

The V.I. Police Department is seeking Manuel Davis Melendez, who they consider a suspect in a shooting that led one man to be treated for a gunshot wound Monday night.
The R.H. Amphlett Leader Justice Complex, home of the Superior Court on St. Croix. (File photo)

Two Charged with Assaulting Health Inspector While He Enforced Mask Rule

A visit by a health inspector to a St. Croix bar over the weekend turned into a violent confrontation fueled by alcohol and racial epithets. Two people were arrested and charged with assaulting the Health Department’s director for environmental health.

Second-Degree Burglary Reported in Estate Pearl

A resident of Estate Pearl on St. Croix reported Monday that her home had been burglarized while family members were there, the V.I Police Department reported.
Edeikah Jacobs (VIPD photo)

STX Woman Charged with Assaulting Couple

A St Croix woman under a court order charging her with stalking and harassment was arrested Saturday and charged with domestic violence and contempt of court, domestic violence after a couple which included her former partner was assaulted.
Hasani J. Hippolyte (VIPD photo)

STX Man Charged with Violating Restraining Order

Hasani J. Hippolyte, a 25-year-old resident of New Works on St. Croix, was arrested Saturday by the V.I. Police Department on a charge of contempt of court/domestic violence.

Man Injured in Christiansted Robbery Attempt

A man was treated for cuts he received to his face Sunday afternoon in an attempted robbery in a parking lot in Chrisitansted, the V.I. Police Department reported.
VIPD patrol car. (Linda Morland photo)

VIPD Conducting Live-Fire Tests of ShotSpotter System on STX

Resident of St. Croix may be surprised by the sound of gunfire Monday, but the sound is coming from the V.I. Police, as the department conducts live-fire testing for the ShotSpotter gunshot detection service.





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