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UPDATE: 3 arrested; 2 firearms seized during search for ‘Snoopy’

Police say they have arrested three persons and recovered two firearms as part of investigations into the disappearance of Devern Stanley aka Snoopy. Photo: VINO/File
Devern Stanley, 28, missing by family members on June 7, 2016 who stated that he was last seen Saturday, June 4, 2016 at his home in Free Bottom. Photo: Provided
Devern Stanley, 28, missing by family members on June 7, 2016 who stated that he was last seen Saturday, June 4, 2016 at his home in Free Bottom. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Police say they have arrested three persons and recovered two firearms as part of investigations into the disappearance of Devern Stanley aka Snoopy.

Stanley, 28, of Free Bottom on Tortola was reported missing on June 7, 2016.

And according to police, no one has been charged as yet in relation to the firearms find.

Meanwhile, members of Stanley’s family stated that he was last seen Saturday, June 4 at his home in Free Bottom.

Others reported seeing him at the Crystal Nightclub after midnight the same evening. Searches carried out by family members have proved futile.

See previous article published June 8, 2016

Devern Stanley aka 'Snoopy' reported missing

Information reaching Virgin Islands News Online from our Team of Reporters around the Virgin Islands is that a man from Free Bottom has been reported missing since Saturday June 4, 2016.

The man is reportedly Devern Stanley, aged 28.

Following this information from our Team of Reporters, Virgin Islands News Online sought to confirm this information with Police Information Officer Diane Drayton, who responded with a press release confirming the missing person’s report.

According to the press release received moments ago, June 8, 2016, Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a male reported missing yesterday evening (June 7).

It further said Stanley was reported missing by family members who stated that he was last seen Saturday, June 4, 2016 at his home in Free Bottom.

“Others reported seeing him at the Edge Nightclub after midnight the same evening. Searches carried out by family members have proved futile. Details of the clothing he was wearing or his dimensions are not available at this time,” the press release stated.

Persons who know the whereabouts or information about the disappearance of Devern Stanley are asked to contact the RVIPF Intelligence Unit at 368-9339 immediately or the RVIPF at 311.

It was last month that a teenager who was reported missing since May 14, 2016 was found on May 20, 2016. It was not clear the condition of the child when she was located.

Meanwhile, on March 30, 2016 police recovered the decomposing body of 22 year old Nickera Smith at Hawk’s Nest on the eastern end of Tortola. Smith had been missing since January 27, 2016.

64 Responses to “UPDATE: 3 arrested; 2 firearms seized during search for ‘Snoopy’ ”

  • Fam (08/06/2016, 11:25) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    oh no I hope he is ok
  • Just saying (08/06/2016, 11:27) Like (51) Dislike (6) Reply
    it's time for government to get the federal agents on some of these cases, too much unsolved cases. tortola is too small and nobody knows anything.
    • wize up (08/06/2016, 12:10) Like (21) Dislike (5) Reply
      @just saying: and we have big police experts from Great Britain here...these issues are what maduro and wheatley should have the governor of the territory investigate because the governor of the territory is directly responsible for the security of these virgin islands.. drag the governor up as to the status of the unsolved crimes in this place...ask the governor as to why we don't have more police patrols in this place; let the government house understand the territory needs more police boats and police cars so the BVI Police can do a more effective job and let the UK pay for them(because dem want to be in ting)....make the governor and the UK commissioner of Police do what is required of them to maintain the peace and tranquality of this place
    • Umm (09/06/2016, 23:23) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      AMEENNNNN!
  • Really Gone (08/06/2016, 11:39) Like (44) Dislike (6) Reply
    This BVI really gone!!! Sad to say but the people in this place aint together at all...them fighting down each other while we suppose to be supporting each other. And the government aint even doing nothing to try to bring back UNITY IN THIS BEAUTIFUL VIRGIN ISLANDS!!! Really sad to see what my kids have to grow up amongst!
  • :( (08/06/2016, 12:01) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    I Hope my dawg safe
  • Ti!!! FAM (08/06/2016, 12:39) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    I just hope snoopy safe mehnnn n he going return soon way ever he is somebody must no something ..tola to small for all this shit goin on
  • Show Off Boys (08/06/2016, 12:56) Like (31) Dislike (21) Reply
    Waiting for the rest of this clique to show up missing
  • Just saying.... (08/06/2016, 13:19) Like (28) Dislike (14) Reply
    I wish some of thoes politians could go missing
  • Darn SOB (08/06/2016, 13:21) Like (60) Dislike (1) Reply
    The CURSE of SOB....Jail or Death seems to be the trend
  • Huh ?! (08/06/2016, 13:29) Like (25) Dislike (3) Reply
    I swearrr on everything I see this man MONDAY (June 6th) on a scooter riding through Town!
    • IDParade (09/06/2016, 06:11) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
      Nah. You more than likely mistaken. He missing from Saturday, ain't check in with his family all Monday (same day you saw him?) Still ain't check in till now? Honestly, lots of those riders look the same to me, plus they riding so fast that you just get a brief look before they zooming through again.
    • T (09/06/2016, 20:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yes I saw him with someone on a scooter too.
  • Wake Up Young People (08/06/2016, 13:52) Like (63) Dislike (1) Reply
    The sad reality is Snoop and many other have been planting the wrong seeds. I would pray to God he is ok. I would also like to pray that him and those like him look for a better way and seek the help they need. I would also pray that we in the BVI intervene in these young people lives. It is never too late, they need help and direction. They don't need to be spoken down to but lifted up. For those who would like to judge what is the true difference between stealing on the streets and Stealing a million dollars worth of Tax payers money on a contract. Both are gangsters one has his pants hanging down and goes to jail the other walks around in a suit and goes to become a politician. God will judge the hearts of men not me. How many of the young men who hang out at a certain business have to die, get shot or go missing before anyone does something about it. If you call yourself a friend, then go get your friend and teach him a better way. I only pray he is not harmed and that he realizes in time we all get from life that what we give to life.
  • TELLIN YA (08/06/2016, 13:56) Like (10) Dislike (22) Reply
    NDP to blame
  • WaGoinOn SOB (08/06/2016, 14:19) Like (4) Dislike (15) Reply
    I aino SOB soldier but I know a good much of ayo man going thru school, Scoutts and from the streets. Keep ayo head up Fam.
    • sea breeze (08/06/2016, 14:46) Like (23) Dislike (2) Reply
      Boss you sound like one idiot .
    • chad (08/06/2016, 15:38) Like (51) Dislike (3) Reply
      SOB soldier? You all disrespect the word soldier. The one who had all the heart and guts dead already the only thing keep some alive is their parents money. But a fool and their money and their retarded children will soon be departed.
  • qc (08/06/2016, 15:06) Like (6) Dislike (9) Reply
    the man just on the block kooling out yall
    • Hmm (08/06/2016, 16:18) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      well he need to go turn in himself from having his family worried
    • And??? (08/06/2016, 16:53) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      So if he is chillin on whatever block it is, let you family know that. Or better yet, you go and inform his family what block he is chillin on dude.
  • Just Hope (08/06/2016, 16:40) Like (63) Dislike (2) Reply
    Hope he shows up. These days if you go out you should let someone know where you are going just in case. I am 35 and when i go anywhere, I always tell my sister just in case. Also, when I go out on a date, I always take a picture of my date license plate and the car on the down low and text it to my sister and my mother. If something happen, or I turn up missing, they can take this info to the police. These days you have to protect yourself at all cause.


    • Yep (08/06/2016, 19:21) Like (29) Dislike (0) Reply
      I am 39 and I tell my sister the names of persons I'm going anywhere with. I totally agree with you.
    • please (08/06/2016, 19:47) Like (2) Dislike (15) Reply
      stay your lil arse home then
      • Help (08/06/2016, 22:28) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ please, is your comment towards yep or just hope. because a 35 and 39 year old is grown. At least they are smart at what they do when they go out.
  • The Reaper (08/06/2016, 20:50) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply
    He mess with Me..now there's no Return. I like Dislike
    • For Real? (09/06/2016, 12:16) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      @ The reaper, something is wrong with you or you are admitting to something. If you did something or know something, you better turn yourself in because it is going to catch up with you.
  • Really (09/06/2016, 09:29) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply

    @the reaper. I noticed for every comment you made on eac site you either saying you have him or he messed with you ect ect. I don't know if you being a jack @$$ or you're serious but I think I would report this to the police. Please note that they can track your IP address ect.

  • Seriously (09/06/2016, 12:21) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    Who is going to rule when there are considerable few who follow directives? I am appalled at some of these comments. Do not think we are a heartless people! I have observed as of recent that we see everything at face value. If we only scratch the surface, we see things deeper and clearer. Stop making every news item hilarious and show empathy!
  • y (09/06/2016, 15:51) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Let us pray for him and his family. While we cant judge anyone please know that the seed we sow is what we will reap if it grows. Hope all is ok with you.
  • Really (09/06/2016, 16:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why can't we just live in peace and harmony? Do we really have to live like this? Why can't we just let karma donors job if he did you wrong don't take matters into your own hand. Every dog has its day. People just don't learn if tourist see this they would be scared to come back and only then we going probably be living back in slavery as the bible said so it was in the beginning so it shall be in the end this is for every situation. Just food for thought. I hope he's alright tho sigh our poor people mehson.
  • Wrong (09/06/2016, 16:38) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Something is wrong. He has been missing for a few days and no sign of him. I truly hope wherever he is, he makes some kind of contact with his family and let them know he is ok. That is very stressful on a family.
  • right (09/06/2016, 17:27) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just hope your so right the other day I got a ride I take a pic of the car and the driver and he didn't teven know I TeX 5different person and tell them I just got a ride and going all the way east if you dont see me TeX you in a hr call police .they think it was so funny all started laughing at me
    • Pay no mind (09/06/2016, 19:43) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      Don't pay them no mind, you are protecting your self. And you have a right to do so. To much things is going on in this place. Like I said, do what you got to do to protect yourself. If I catch a ride or I take a taxi, I always text information to my family. Just to be on the safe side. I don't trust anyone.
    • ..... (09/06/2016, 20:20) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      Yeah, you paranoid...
    • SB (10/06/2016, 05:44) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
      All of my that? That's why I avoid all of that and just keep driving smh you begging ride then when you get one you turn into the CIA?
      • Pay no mind (10/06/2016, 13:53) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        @SB, yep, and if I get a ride, I always give the driver money to put gas in their car. Yeah, I am always going to be CIA. I'm covering my back bobo.
  • zeeir (09/06/2016, 18:17) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hope thats not the body in beef island
  • Welsa (09/06/2016, 19:12) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    What is he was mistaken for massa!!! They look alike
  • Real Tool (09/06/2016, 20:51) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Them SOB man always want war. All a dem going drop down like fly. Watch
  • 123 (09/06/2016, 20:52) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hummmm good work
  • huh (09/06/2016, 23:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    @wiseup: I agree with the comment you're replying to!! They need to bring in some over seas agents to solves some of these cases!!!
  • SMH (09/06/2016, 23:33) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why ppl on this news site her cussing each other mother? Ya'll have some respect!! That's why the BVi like this!! Cause of ppl like you!!! Ppl all over read vinonews!!! Ppl stop acting like low lives grow up make the BVI a better place!! If the Goverment ain't doing what they are supposed to be doing then here is where we step in!! But noooo we want to act like bush ppl
    With no common sense ! Come better than this!! The BVI is to small for all this mess!!!
  • Belonger With A Broader Perspective (10/06/2016, 03:55) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Its a shame how some of you read and see a recent increase of people reported missing and found dead or not found at all and still think you shouldn't take safety precautions. Some of you have never lived outside of the VI MUCH LESS THE CARIBBEAN. THE WORLD IS BIGGER THAN WHAT YOU KNOW! In other parts of the world, this is so common. With the influx of people all over, anything is possible. To those of you taking precautions, keep it up. To those of you who ridicule them, I hope we don't read about in the local paper because that's as far as your ass will get. You won't make it to the states on a milk carton or evening news report.
  • OG (10/06/2016, 06:53) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    @reaper, you are a failure at everything. You think that running your mouth off about he mess with you is going to up your street cred? You don't have street Cred. A true gangster will stand up and admit what he did. Not hide behind a blog and talk. You don't have any slang dude. You are not ready for the game.
    • Lol what ?! (10/06/2016, 09:39) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      A "true gangster" would never want to be viewed as a "gangster"... A "true gangster" isn't identifiable, the ones that are usually go to jail.
  • The Reaper (10/06/2016, 07:40) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    @Really..Try tracking Me..
    • ha (10/06/2016, 10:08) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      @reaper, it is only a matter of time. Trust me, you are not that smart. You
      Are being tracked and you don't even know it. Ha Ha Ha. Over and out bobo.
      • Oh Please (10/06/2016, 12:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Tracked how? Strups
        • Really (10/06/2016, 14:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          well lawd if you don't have book sense at least have some common nuh man.Guess you don't read much or watch forensic documentaries,researches, don't know much about technology but i bet you have an iphone...smh
      • Hmm (10/06/2016, 14:10) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        It's as simple as knowing how to use a VPN.
  • ha (10/06/2016, 14:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    @oh please, try and figure it out dummy. When you feel the scratching up your back that is when you will figure out you have been tracked.(STRUPS). Remember, everything takes time and, there is always a way to do things. Patience dude, patience.
  • Belonger With A Broader Perspective (10/06/2016, 16:28) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ Reaper You're a real winner. I'F THE RVIPF don't catch you I hope your smart @$$ catches a hot one. Anything online is traceable. Everybody's always like what's the code to the WIFI? Once you on an open network, it's simple like 123 to get caught. Even if you use someone else device, if you call/text them its a wrap. You're not a thug, shotta, Hitta, badman, gangsta...I can tell you're not about that life. HERE'S A TIP. REAL GANGSTERS MOVE IN SILENCE.#FACTS
  • Oh yeah (10/06/2016, 20:46) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    The reaper think he is slick but, he is going to outsmart himself. Keep on reaper, keep putting yourself out their. Trust me the streets is tracking you dude. You up here on line talking smack. I bet you running scared.dude, the streets knows who you are. Sometime it is best reaper to keep your mouth shut. But you start slanging at the mouth about the dude mess with you and their is no coming back. Man you are one stupid dude. Dude, loose lips will get you a buck fifty down your face.
  • Ha Ha (11/06/2016, 15:34) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    See how quiet the Reaper is now? He knows his A;; is in hot water. Ohhhh, reaper is running scared now. He put his own foot in his mouth thinking he was getting street cred. Reaper, if the police don't get you, Kramer will or the tracking device will lead the police right to you. Reaper, a tracking device can be as small as a pin head.Start looking reaper, it can be anywhere. Bet you can't find it. That is your homework for the weekend. Start looking. Clue? There is no audio, only video.


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