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March 26th, 2019
Police still hunting TIP suspect

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Force (RVIPF), says it is still searching for the captain of a small vessel who was able to evade the US Border Patrol and local police, after his vessel crash landed in the Sea Cow’s Bay area on Sunday March 24, 2019.

March 25th, 2019
RVIPF ranks to be outfitted with ‘body cameras’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Ranks of the Royal Virgin Islands Force (RVIPF), will soon be using body-worn closed circuit cameras for front-line officers.

March 24th, 2019
Boat crashes into VI reef; Human trafficking suspected

NANNY CAY, Tortola, VI – Sometime this afternoon Sunday, March 24, 2019, between 5:00pm and 6:00 pm, Border Police and Customs Officers from the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) chased a boat that ended up in the waters of the Virgin Islands (VI).

March 22nd, 2019
Body found floating in St. John USVI, Investigation launched

CRUZ BAY, St. John, USVI — The United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Police Department is investigating the cause of death of a man found floating in the ocean near the National Park Visitors Center in Cruz Bay on Thursday morning, March 23, 2019.

March 21st, 2019
Forged Documents lands duo in court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two men were recently charged by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in connection with the utterance and possession of forged documents.

March 19th, 2019
Teen charged with four counts of burglary

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Officers of the Criminal Investigations Department have charged Rockey Haripershad, 18, with burglarizing three businesses and attempted to burgle a fourth within close proximity to his place of residence in Purcell Estate.

March 18th, 2019
Two injured, two dead in USVI nightclub shooting

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI — Two people were injured and two died during a shooting incident late Sunday Night, March 17, 2019, in a St. Thomas nightclub, sources told The Consortium. The information was subsequently confirmed by USVIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte.

March 9th, 2019
Pedestrian killed after being struck by vehicle in St. Thomas

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI — A pedestrian has succumbed to injuries at the Schneider Regional Medical Center on Thursday night, March 7, 2019, after being struck by a vehicle earlier the same night, USVIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced today.

March 7th, 2019
Two charged in abduction/murder of Devern Stanley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Officers of the Major Crime Team at the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) today charged two men in the abduction and subsequent murder of Devern Stanley aka “Snoopy”.

March 6th, 2019
Guyanese men sentenced following $71M cocaine bust

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. CROIX, USVI — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today, March 6, 2019 that Neville Jeffrey, 70, Mohamed Hoseain, 66, Richard La Cruz, 51, and Mark Anthony Williams, 32, all of Guyana, were sentenced to 48 months, 36 months, 30 months and 27 months respectively for possession of cocaine on board a vessel, by District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis on March 5, 2019.

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