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Crime

January 15th, 2017
‘Supa Cop’ rescues woman from mentally ill attacker

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police Officer Glenn ‘Supa Cop’ Callwood was in the right place at the right time over the weekend, possibly saving a woman from severe injury or death at the hands of a man believed to be of unsound mind.

January 14th, 2017
USVI Police hunting man that kidnapped & assaulted girlfriend

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officers are on the hunt for a man police say kidnapped his girlfriend, carried her to three different locations and assaulted her with a tan tan tree stick, according VIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte, who revealed the incident via press release on Friday, January 13, 2017.

January 13th, 2017
‘You can’t come into community with heavy hand’- Cromwell Smith to Police

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A talk show host has suggested that in order for the police to regain the trust and assistance of the community in fighting crime, they should take a “social worker” approach and not go into communities with “a heavy hand.”

January 13th, 2017
VI not as ‘safe anymore’- Shaina M. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A case for a comprehensive and enhanced strategy for policing has been made.

January 12th, 2017
USVI police seeking public's assistance in finding man accused of kidnapping

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department is seeking the community’s assistance in locating a man accused of kidnapping someone. Though police did not clarify who the suspect had kidnapped, the case has been categorised as a domestic violence situation.

January 12th, 2017
Fmr USVI Senate candidate imprisoned for embezzlement

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas USVI — US Virgin Islands (USVI) Superior Court Judge Denise Francois has sentenced 2012 Senate candidate Riise Richards to a one-year prison term for embezzling public funds when she worked as the director of the Planning and Research Division in the Virgin Islands Police Department, the VI Department of Justice announced this morning, January 12, 2017.

January 10th, 2017
Police will continue to suffer under Governor - Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With gun crime seemingly on the rise in the Virgin Islands, Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) does not believe the police would be able to adequately deal with the scourge once the police remains the responsibility of the Governor.

January 10th, 2017
CoP to hold EE/LL Police/Community Impact Meeting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force will host a meeting at the Stickett in Long Look on Monday, January 16, 2017 to discuss the recent incidents of violent crime in the territory.

January 10th, 2017
One killing is too much - Sharie B. Y. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the shooting death of local businessman Frankie J. Fahie marking the territory's first homicide for 2017, political candidate in the 2015 general elections and businesswoman Sharie B. Y. de Castro has seized the initiative to speak out against crime in the Virgin Islands.

January 7th, 2017
UPDATE: Frankie J. Fahie identified as shooting victim

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- After our newsroom has been satisfied that the ‘next of kin’ were advised, we can confirm that the businessman and bar owner shot last night January 6, 2017 in Long Look is indigenous Virgin Islander Mr Frankie J. Fahie.

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