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Crime

April 17th, 2015
Car wash owner on $45,000 bail for alleged assault

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Jerome Hopkins today April 17, 2015 appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards on a charge of assault causing actual bodily harm to which he pleaded not guilty and was put on $45,000 signed bail.

April 17th, 2015
Magistrate DaBreo to render ‘Letty’ decision on May 27

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Even as Lucien Smith has been freed following a successful no case submission on his behalf, the other party who was on trial for conspiracy to allegedly import cocaine, Violet ‘Letty' Hodge, will have to wait until May 27, 2015 to know her fate.

April 16th, 2015
UPDATE : Lucien Smith walks free!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Lucien Smith, who was jointly charged with Violet 'Letty' Hodge for allegedly conspiring to import drugs into the territory, walked away from the Magistrate's Court a free man today, April 16, 2015 after Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo upheld a no-case submission on the part of Smith.

April 16th, 2015
Pi-Yo-Yo manslaughter trial to commence June 29, 2015

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The manslaughter trial of Alberto Rosa De La Rosa called Pi-Yo-Yo is to commence on June 29, 2015 following an agreement reached at the High Court yesterday April 15, 2015.

April 14th, 2015
UPDATE: Crown’s key drug witness gives ‘shaky’ testimony

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Defence attorney for Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge, Julian Knowles QC today April 14, 2015 destroyed one of the Crown's key witnesses in the case, Roberto Mendez Hurtado, telling him that his client never met him after the witness got key information about his client wrong.

April 8th, 2015
2 youths arrested for attempted robbery

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Intelligence and diligent work by Virgin Gorda Police officers resulted in the apprehension of two suspects in an attempted robbery.

April 8th, 2015
Radio caller blames district rep for closure of WE Police Station

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller has dismissed the concerns of Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) regarding the need for the Government to address the West End Police Station, which has been closed for some months now pending repairs to the building.

April 2nd, 2015
Police charged man with incest

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A man is scheduled to appear in court today after being charged by Police with the offence of incest.

April 1st, 2015
Arrest Blotter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Below is the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Arrest Blotter for the period March 22 to March 28, 2015.

March 28th, 2015
Man allegedly shipped drugs to VI in ‘dummy’ Stereo set

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Le'Shaughn Smith, 23, a resident of the East End Community, was placed on $80k bail with signed surety after being held by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) on a charge of importation of a controlled drug.

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