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Crime

August 23rd, 2016
Residents ‘tipping off’ suspected violators on VI waters- HM Customs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While Her Majesty’s Customs and other border protection agencies in the Virgin Islands are upping their efforts to crack down on illegal activities here, a number of residents, including locals, are believed to be bent on encouraging the opposite.

August 23rd, 2016
UPDATE: Almestica tried to flee from police – Court heard

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Jose Almestica reportedly made a dash to escape being arrested by officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) on August 18, 2016 after he and two others were searched, the court heard yesterday afternoon August 22, 2016 when they appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards.

August 22nd, 2016
VIPD laments inability to track police vehicles following officers’ deaths

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Officer Lesha Lammy and Kai Javois were shot dead by someone two weeks ago at a beach in Hams Bluff, Frederiksted, US Virgin Islands (USVI).

August 20th, 2016
UPDATE: 3 charged with firearm/ammo possession

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Three of the four arrested in a Police operation in the Pasea Estate area on August 18, 2016 were charged yesterday afternoon, August 19, 2016, according to the Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

August 17th, 2016
Stalker’s proposal for marriage was turned down by now deceased officer

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Details presaging the homicide deaths of police officers Lesha Lammy and Kai Javoi, as made available in court documents in the [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (V.I.P.D.) probable cause case against police officer Francis Williams, sheds light on how the VIPD was able to secure a $50,000 bond and arraignment on a stalking charge against Mr Williams, who is now on leave.

August 16th, 2016
UPDATE: Skeletal remains found on Main Street likely of Clinton Hodge - RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The skeletal remains found behind an Upper Main Street store in February of this year are like that of Clinton Hodge, who went missing since 2011.

August 16th, 2016
Woman beaten with gun; raped in STT

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A woman was violently assaulted and raped in her own home on August 15, 2016 on St Thomas, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman made known via press release.

August 15th, 2016
Shooting in St Croix leaves two victims wounded

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Two individuals were shot during an incident that occurred at the ballpark in Estate Profit, St Croix, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD), Commissioner Delroy Richards confirmed to The Consortium today August 15, 2016.

August 14th, 2016
Men wanted for rape & robbery in USVI turn themselves in

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Two men wanted on separate charges — one for allegedly raping a minor and the other for robbing a tourist at Frederiksted Hotel — turned themselves in last week, according to Glen Dratte, the [US] Virgin Islands Police Department’s (VIPD) Public Information Officer.

August 13th, 2016
USVI murder accused Tahira Charles denied bail

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Tahira Charles, who was shot while on Tortola on July 31, 2016, will remain behind bars pending trial, US Virgin Islands (USVI) Superior Court Judge James Carroll III ruled Wednesday August 10, 2016, according to a press release the Superior Court issued Friday afternoon, August 12, 2016.

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