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Police & Courts

Two Guilty to Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute

Tommy Ramirez, 29, of the Dominican Republic, and Ramon Clavel, 55, of Haiti, pleaded guilty Wednesday in District Court to possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

Gun Plea Nets One-Year Sentence for St. Thomas Man

A Hidden Valley man was sentenced Tuesday to a year behind bars for having pleaded guilty to a gun crime that occurred last August, according to the V.I. Department of Justice.

VIPD Announces Temporary Closure of Firearms Bureau

The Firearms Bureau will resume operations at 8:30 a.m., Monday, May 14.
Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix (V.I. Port Authority photo)

St. Croix Man Sentenced for Involvement in Airport Cocaine Conspiracy

Dimitrous Jefferson, 29, of St. Croix, was sentenced Monday for conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced Wednesday.
Stephanie Ziegler

St. Croix Woman Killed in Traffic Accident

A woman died as the result of injuries suffered during an automobile accident Thursday, according to the V.I. Police Department. Police said 25-year-old Fatima Brown...

VIPD to Host Community Forums on U.S. Department of Justice Consent Decree

The forums will give community members an opportunity to hear from local and federal law enforcement officials on the status of the reform efforts and the next steps.

Man Pleads Guilty to Reentry by an Alien

James Charlery, 53, was sentenced Wednesday on charges of reentry by an alien after removal and being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced in a news release issued Friday.
Osvaldo M. Tavarez (VIPD photo)

Tavarez Charged with Aggravated Rape of 14-Year-Old

Officers from the Criminal Investigation Bureau on St. Thomas arrested 47-year-old Osvaldo M. Tavarez Saturday after he admitted to having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl a month ago, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Ritter Pleads Guilty to Firearm Charge

Dale Ritter, 53, of St. Croix, entered a guilty plea Friday in District Count to one federal count of possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, and one local count of illegal use of utility equipment, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced Monday.

Man Pleads Guilty to Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Cocaine

Winston DeCastro, 46, of St. Croix, pleaded guilty in District Court on Tuesday to one count of aiding and abetting the distribution of cocaine, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

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