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April 11th, 2018
USVI man charged for illegal possession of firearm

VI CONSORTIUM

LINDBERG BAY, St Thomas, USVI - An altercation between two men led to the discovery of an illegal firearm earlier this month, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer, Glen Dratte has announced.

March 7th, 2018
Selvin Chinnery sentenced to 8 years in prison

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards today, Wednesday, March 7, 2018 sentenced Selvin Chinnery, 47, to 5 years in relation to unlawful possession of firearm and possession of 3 rounds of ammunition.

January 8th, 2018
Gun & ammo recovered @ Ellis Thomas Downs following shooting

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is said to be intensely investigating the finding of a gun and several rounds of ammunition at Ellis Thomas Downs late last night January 7, 2018.

December 9th, 2017
UPDATE: Hernandez had no gun, but knife- Senior Police & NSC sources

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Our police sources have retracted the previous information given to our newsroom on the escaped prisoner, Santo Yamarco Hernandez, alleging that he had a gun after he was shot by police on December 6, 2017.

December 8th, 2017
‘Masa’ Pemberton sentenced to 2 years in jail; 3-year suspended sentence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI - Radio and social network personality Ramoamasagana ‘Masa’ Pemberton has been sentenced to two years behind bars for gun and ammunition charges, after he was found guilty earlier this year.

July 15th, 2017
‘I made a mistake...’ – Skipper who failed to declare firearm

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On Wednesday July 12, 2017, an officer from the US Virgin Islands Police Department, Derrick Callwood and Inter Island Boat Services Captain, Jarvis Hodge were brought before the Magistrate’s Court on charges of untrue declaration of a firearm.

July 11th, 2017
Businessmen held @ gunpoint on Tortola & VG- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews is making a special appeal to the public to provide names of persons seen with, suspected of having or importing illegal firearms into the Territory.

June 15th, 2017
DR man pleads guilty in USVI to possession of firearm by illegal alien

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Cristian Lopez-Moncion, 35, of the Dominican Republic, pleaded guilty today in federal court on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) to possession of a firearm by an illegal alien, Acting United States Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett announced.

May 1st, 2017
Woman in USVI facing charges for holding man hostage @ gunpoint

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Police on Thursday, April 27, 2017 arrested and charged a woman on multiple criminal counts for allegedly holding a man hostage on the porch of her home, [US} Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced on Friday April 28, 2017.

April 5th, 2017
Duo allegedly held with firearm & ammo on boat granted bail

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Lee Martin, 66, and Mitchell Warren, 43, were granted pre-trial liberty on April 4, 2017 when they appeared in the Magistrate’s Court on charges of possession of an assault rifle and ammunition.

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