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Russell Moolenar (VIPD photo)

STT Man Killed at Workplace; Fellow Employee Arrested

An employee of the Viking Corporation, located in Estate Thomas on St. Thomas, was killed when he was shot multiple times at work Wednesday morning, allegedly by a fellow employee, according to the V.I. Police Department.

St. Thomas Man Gets 15 Years for Attempted Murder

V.I. Superior Court Judge Michael Dunston on Monday sentenced Jahani Joseph to 15 years behind bars after the defendant pleaded guilty to shooting a man seven times while robbing him in the area of Hospital Ground almost three years ago.

St. Croix Man Pleads Guilty to Escape

Nathaniel Thomas Jr., 29, of St. Croix, pleaded guilty Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon, Jr., to a charge that he escaped from custody, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced. Sentencing is scheduled for July 18.

Person of Interest in Cockpit Homicides Arrested at JFL After Being Stabbed in Face

Detectives from the V.I. Police Department's Criminal Investigations Bureau on Saturday arrested a man who was being treated for injuries. Police said the man, identified as 24-year-old Malachi Benjamin, was wanted on a warrant on charges unrelated to his injuries.

Two Killed, Two Injured in Sunday Night Shooting at STT Disco

Two men were killed and two people injured Sunday night in a shooting at a St. Thomas dance club, the V.I. Police Department reported.

STT: Police Arrest Stevens on Firearms, Threat Charges

The V.I. Police Department on Sunday arrested Allan E. Stevens and charged him with possession of an unlicensed firearms, threatening, and other charges.

Police Investigate Armed Robbery at Tutu Park McDonald’s

Police are seeking two men who stole more than $2,000 during an armed robbery Thursday at the McDonald's in Tutu Park, the V.I. Police Department reported.
U.S. Coast Guard cutter Confidence, home-ported in Port Canaveral, Florida, was part of the search. (Coast Guard photo)

Two Dominicans Plead Guilty to Cocaine Trafficking

Edwin Vargas, 31, and Lennin Cornelio-Perez, 32, both of the Dominican Republic, pled guilty in District Court on St. Thomas to conspiracy to possess a controlled substance on board a vessel subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced in a news release issued Thursday.

St. Croix Man Charged with Burglary and Domestic Violence

The V.I. Police Department on Monday arrested 29-year-old Akeem A. James and charged him in the break-in and theft from the home of an acquaintance.
Marijuana leaves (Yahoo photo)

St. Croix Man Pleads Guilty to Marijuana Charge

Jaheem Benjamin, 31 of St. Croix, pleaded guilty Tuesday in District Court to one federal count of manufacture of marijuana and one local count of illegal use of utility equipment, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.





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