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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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Police & Courts

Crucian Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Charge

Daniel Santiago-Colon, 46, of St. Croix pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

Car Stolen in Mount Pleasant

An armed man stole a car at gunpoint in the Mount Pleasant area while the car’s owner was standing nearby, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Man Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Charge

Carmelo Cruz-Velez, 52, of Puerto Rico pleaded guilty Friday in federal court on St. Croix to conspiracy to possess a controlled substance with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

Man Sentenced for Wire Fraud

Miguel Esperanza-Vasquez, 60, was sentenced on Friday to 24 months imprisonment and three years of supervised release for wire fraud.

Man Gets Probation for Facilitating Drug Felony

District Court Chief Judge Wilma A. Lewis on Wednesday sentenced Carl Hansen, 56, of St., Croix to four years of probation for using a phone to facilitate a drug felony.

Police Arrest Man on Rape, Other Charges

The V.I. Police Department arrested Ephraim Rivera on a Superior Court warrant charging him with rape and a variety of other charges. The suspect was placed on house arrest.

Man Injured in Machete Attack

A man was injured by a machete in a physical disturbance Tuesday evening in Estate Mon Bijou, in the vicinity of the WIR variety store, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Man Killed in Auto Wreck on Melvin Evans Highway

A St. Croix man identified as 29-year-old Roberto Rivera of Estate Profit was killed Monday morning when his vehicle left the Melvin Evans Highway and crashed, the V.I. Police Department said.

Man Pleads Guilty to Being Unlawful Drug User in Possession of Firearm

Dwayne Wesselhoft, 29, pleaded guilty Thursday in federal District Court on St. Croix to possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of a controlled substance, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

Venner Pleads to Felon in Possession of Firearm

Winston Curtis Venner, 34, on Thursday pleaded guilty in federal District Court on St. Croix to felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

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