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August 28th, 2017
Minor among 3 arrested in USVI for unauthorized gun possession

VI CONSORTIUM

ST THOMAS, USVI - Three male individuals, among them a minor, were arrested on Friday August 25, 2017 after being found to be in possession of an unlicensed firearm and accessories thereof, Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer, Glen Dratte announced Saturday.

August 27th, 2017
Police identify USVI men murdered in Friday shootings

VI CONSORTIUM

CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI - Police on Saturday August 26, 2017 revealed the identities of two men murdered in separate shooting incidents Friday August 25, 2017 on St Croix. The deceased victim of the first incident, which occurred in Old Fredensborg near the Kingshill Cemetery and adjacent to the Alfredo Andrews Elementary School, has been identified as 24-year-old Jensen Esptan.

August 26th, 2017
16-year-old girl allegedly raped by two USVI men

VI CONSORTIUM

CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI - Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officers on Thursday at about 5:01 A.M. arrested two young men who allegedly raped a 16-year-old girl at a party in the Frangipani neighborhood of Mon Bijou on August 4. The arrest warrant was issued by the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands.

August 24th, 2017
USVI man charged with assault and rape

VI CONSORTIUM

CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI - A man who police say assaulted his girlfriend on Monday was apprehended by officers on Tuesday, VIPD Pubic Information Officer, Glen Dratte announced this morning. The incident occurred around the 3:00 P.M. hour in Peter’s Rest.

August 14th, 2017
2 dead following shootings on St Croix

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— Two men were confirmed dead by the [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) on Sunday night, August 13, 2017 following two separate shooting incidents on St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI).

August 1st, 2017
USVI woman arrested & jailed on blackmail charge

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERICKSTED, St. Croix, USVI - A St. Croix woman was arrested on Saturday July 29, 2017 and charged with blackmail after threatening to accuse a man with whom she had consensual sex of rape, as well as threatening to tell the man’s wife of their sexual relationship if he failed to give her money, Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced late Sunday.

July 27th, 2017
Gun-related homicides jump to 28 in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - The United States Virgin Island's gun-related homicide count jumped to 28 on Wednesday following a deadly shooting in Sugar Estate.

July 21st, 2017
Two USVI men shot dead

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - Two men were shot dead in St. Thomas in the wee hours of Friday morning in Smith Bay, in the vicinity of Lake’s Chicken Fry, Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD), Public Information Officer Glen Dratte has announced.

July 19th, 2017
USVI woman killed in hit & run

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI - Police are in search of a black Toyota Corolla that struck and killed a 47-year-old woman on the Melvin Evans Highway in St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Tuesday night, July 18, 2017 according to Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer, Glen Dratte.

July 4th, 2017
USVI man suspected of killing 36-year-old arrested

VI CONSORTIUM

CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI — Police have arrested a 62-year-old man suspected to have shot to death, 36-year-old Gregory Barnes at around the seven o’clock hour near the Watergut shanty on Saturday night, July 1, 2017 [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD), Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced Sunday morning. The arrest came just over 8 hours following shooting.



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