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Saturday, July 4, 2020

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VIPD Says Deadly Shootout Was Retaliation for Earlier Shooting

Virgin Islands Police Commissioner Delroy Richards said Friday that a bloody Thursday night shootout in the area of Lagoon Housing Complex in Frederiksted that left two people dead and seven injured was a retaliation for another shooting death that occurred earlier that day.

Body Found in Roadway Had Been Shot

The body of a 24-year-old St. Croix man was found shot to death in the roadway early Thursday in Frederiksted, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victim was identified by by next of kin as Roland Bogan.

Female Security Guard Killed

Kaiamesha Thomas, a 27-year-old working for R&T Unlimited Security Company, died late Saturday in a shooting in the Richmond area by the Charles Harwood Medical Complex, Christiansted where the modular hospital is being built.

Man Killed in Polyberg Shooting

A young black male was killed early Sunday when he was shot in the Polyberg area on St. Thomas, according to the V.I. Police Department.

DOJ Grant of $300,000 Goes to VIPD for Body-Worn Cameras

This funding will enable law enforcement agencies to improve their capacity to collect evidence and protect the safety of law enforcement officers and citizens.

29-Year-Old Shot to Death At Bovoni Housing Community

Early morning gunfire in the Bovoni Housing Community on Tuesday killed 29-year-old Harim Prince, according to the V.I. Police Department. Prince was identified by next...

V.I. Participates in Federal Law Enforcement Training on Prescription Drugs, Fentanyl

Over 40 law enforcement officers from 12 different local and federal law enforcement agencies participated in the training. Instructors from the Caribbean Region DEA Tactical Diversion Squad highlighted the problems with diversion of prescription drugs and the hazards of Fentanyl abuse.

Lewis Sentences Cocaine Defendant to 10 Years

District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis on Friday sentenced Jean Carlos Vega-Arizmendi, age 27, of Puerto Rico, to 120 months in prison for conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute and attempted possession of cocaine with intent to distribute

Alien Smuggler and His Customer Plead Guilty in District Court

An accused human trafficker and the Haitian immigrant he attempted to bring to the shores of St. John both admitted to breaking the law Monday in District Court.

Ham Pleads Guilty to Illegal Sexual Activity Charges

Carlyle Ham, 63, of St. Croix, pleaded guilty Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon, Jr. to attempted coercion and enticement for illegal sexual activity involving a minor.

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