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Woman arrested for smuggling contraband into HMP

According to the Police Blotter for May 26-June 1, 2019, ranks of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) made arrests for the crimes of murder, drunk driving and smuggling of contraband into Her Majesty’s Prison. Photo: Phoenix FM
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A woman was arrested and charged by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) for allegedly smuggling prohibited items into Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut, Tortola.

According to the Police Blotter for May 26-June 1, 2019, on May 31, 2019 at 21:54pm, Police arrested and charged Tonia Mella, of Cane Garden Bay for Smuggling contraband into Her Majesty’s Prison.

Mella was granted bail in the sum of $10,000 with one signed surety and is to appear before the Magistrate’s Court in John’s Hole on July 15, 2019 at 9:00am. 


On May 26, 2019 at 11:00pm, Police arrested and charged Rohan Williams, 37, a Vincentian National residing at Great Mountain, Tortola for Murder. He appeared before the Magistrate’s Court, John’s Hole and was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison to reappear before the Magistrate’s Court on July 24, 2019.

Driving Drunk While In Charge Of A Motor Vehicle

On May 30, 2019 at 22:00pm, Police arrested and charged Rudolph Victor, 61, A Guyanese National residing at Long Trench, Tortola for Driving Drunk While in Charge of a Motor Vehicle.

Victor was granted bail in the sum of $5000 with one signed surety; to appear before the Magistrate’s Court, John’s Hole,  on July 10, 2019 at 0900am.

26 Responses to “Woman arrested for smuggling contraband into HMP”

  • Wow (04/06/2019, 20:37) Like (41) Dislike (3) Reply
    $10,000 bail for smuggling a knife and gramoxone into the prison? This is a serious crime. Can you imagine if she had gotten those items into the prison? Hmmmm Tola system buddy. Da best
    • rose (05/06/2019, 05:56) Like (4) Dislike (31) Reply

      Tania Mella CALLWOOD is a BVInational residing at CGB. Where in the article gramazone was mentioned????? you all people really sick.

      • @ rose (05/06/2019, 06:46) Like (43) Dislike (1) Reply
        you talking about sick where is the article mentioned anything about Callwood are you forgetting that our territory is small before this article was published the whole universe knew why she was arrested.....
      • where (05/06/2019, 07:16) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
        Where you see callwood and bvi national. You can’t read
  • Luvz (04/06/2019, 23:46) Like (23) Dislike (4) Reply
    The things some women do all in the name of LOVE. Is love blind? Hmmmm.

    I can’t say what frame of mind the lady was in but surely her actions were foolish and now has found herself on the wrong side of the law. Women no matter how much we love a man at the same time we ought be smart and law abiding citizens. Smuggling contraband into the prison is a serious offense. I do hope she has learned her lesson and the Magistrate exercise mercy when handing down her sentence.
  • The Reaper (05/06/2019, 02:00) Like (39) Dislike (1) Reply
    She know what she was doing. No mercy For Her.
  • Hit home (05/06/2019, 05:59) Like (19) Dislike (13) Reply
    When it hit close to home we not hearing you. This girl is a Callwood from Cane Garden Bay and born here. Where are the commenst only expat commits crime and drinks gramaxone. Don't let the last name MELLA throw we off. We know her well. Tania Callwood
    • @Hit home (05/06/2019, 06:49) Like (30) Dislike (5) Reply
      It’s these divisive comments that plant the seeds/fan the flames of expat vs BVIslanders and vice versa. So please stop with the foolishness. If you want to share your opinion on the story, it’s merit, etc, please do so, but just quit with the foolishness. It’s sickening right about now and it serves no positive purpose. Ok, she’s from Cane Garden Bay or wherever she’s from, if the story is true, does it make her actions correct because she’s from the BVI or elsewhere? No, so stop with the negativity and uplift each other so that we can all live in harmony in these beautiful islands we all call home.
    • Lastname (05/06/2019, 07:14) Like (18) Dislike (5) Reply
      Why didn't they state her Last name, and why did they leave out the part where the vicentian and the muder victim were in a relationship before her death.. It's funny how they leave out the major details.
      • Quit (05/06/2019, 11:22) Like (5) Dislike (15) Reply
        You non-belonger so are so anxious to get dirt on BELONGERS but at night you all cannot wait for the BELONGER men to sneak around with. Do disk of you all low life.
        • BS (05/06/2019, 12:30) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
          Hmmm It’s the other way around , a$$Ho
        • @hhhhaaaa (05/06/2019, 16:21) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
          you talking like you do it ,and is you all does come looking for we expats at night,lol just saying
    • Flash (05/06/2019, 10:45) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
      Do you address situations in other people’s backyards? Come out. Deal with your own
    • HaHa! (05/06/2019, 12:26) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply

      It grind your gears that she's from BVI nah? If a BVIslander is to commit a crime aint Tola the place to do it where we from? Would you rather we commit it wey you from?

      It's not that BVI people don't commit crimes. Its that its rare we do in other countries when you compare other nationals from other countries committing crime here. Stop being an @$#. If she's guilty, she's guilty in her country, and not a burden on the social services of another country. Don't let that pill choke you when you read this. Sick of ayo piss now.

    • Hit home (05/06/2019, 21:46) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply

      Wtf you know about her u just as bad her last name is Tonia mella she is not a Callwood so u better scat ur @$% from on here talking p*ss .

  • No picture. (05/06/2019, 07:13) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    No Pics , let us see her face. Grammazone is for killing and knife can do the same. Wow. 3 drops of that in your food and you dead. Wicked set of people, Born here BS.
  • Parrot (05/06/2019, 08:29) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    so so true two wrong cant make a right we are humans if we keep at other throat we will surely strangle each other
    100%sure she regret her actions give her good advice do not belittle her
  • facts (05/06/2019, 08:44) Like (1) Dislike (22) Reply
    She is a good lady leave her alone
  • I remember (05/06/2019, 09:12) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    I remember when Mrs. Penn O’neal Daughter did the same thing. She had her own headline in the news articles. Her name was big and bold in every new article . This young lady’s mishap is hidden within the arrest blotter. Hahaha . Sneaky sneaky. This matter in my opinion is far worst for this young lady was taking poison into the prison. Just shows how bias the justice system of the BVI really is. Terrible!
  • TOWN (05/06/2019, 09:36) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    what ever happen to the lady the choke the kid in Seventh day school and made bomb threat
  • Real real (05/06/2019, 11:02) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let’s see, A man just got locked up for a murder and he is from a place where it is highly anticipated that they drink gramaxone after committing such acts. Is he in the same cell with the young lady bf? Either way he needs to be watched. The young lady needs a stiff penalty as the court see fit whether jail time or fines.
  • Hmm (05/06/2019, 21:36) Like (1) Dislike (11) Reply
    Ayo is haters leave the damn girl alone cause she look better than you all some of ayo acting like ayo won’t do the same for a man.
    • Hmph (06/06/2019, 15:12) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Here is the IDIOT of the day! Just STFU
    • @hmm (09/06/2019, 08:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I still trying on different specs to try find her looks ...all I seeing is an attention seeker who hang with a group of females who making arses of themselves on social media. Others hype up this stupid behaviour and they don't even know men and others are laughing at them

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