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Shooting on Brookman Road Under Investigation

ST. THOMAS, USVI – On December 5, at 11:43 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to Brookman Road to investigate an apparent...

St. Croix Man Who Denied Knowing the Whereabouts of a Fugitive and Providing False...

United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that Clintford Joseph, Jr. age 54, of St. Croix, was sentenced on December 3, 2021, by District Court Jude Wilma A. Lewis to three months imprisonment followed by supervised release of two years, with the first month to be served on electronic monitored house arrest. He was also ordered to pay a $1500 fine and a $100 special assessment fee. Joseph, Jr. had pled guilty on October 13, 2020, in federal court to Providing a False Statement to law enforcement investigators with respect to the whereabouts of Paul Girard, Jr. a/k/a “Bogus”.

Three Indian Nationals Detained at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport Following Their Attempted Illegal...

U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced that three Indian nationals appeared on December 2, 2021, before Magistrate Court Judge George W. Cannon, Jr. for a preliminary hearing on criminal charges related to their alleged attempted illegal entry into the United States. Probable cause was found and the defendants were bound over to the District Court for further proceedings.

Tortola Boat Captain Sentenced for Entering the U.S. Illegally

United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that Juwon Potter, 25, of Tortola, BVI was sentenced to one-year probation and ordered to pay $2,000 for illegally entering the United States. Potter was tried for destruction of evidence, illegally bringing in an undocumented noncitizen, and illegally entering the United States.


U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced that Russell Robinson and Trevor Stephen, both from St. Thomas, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller on a criminal complaint Tuesday, November 30, 2021, charging the men with conspiring to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine.

Dominican Republic National Pleads Guilty to Charges Stemming from Haulover Bay, St. John Shootout

United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that Rammer Guerrero Morales, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller in the District Court and entered a guilty plea to the charges of Possession and Discharge of Firearms During and In Relation to a Crime of Violence (18 U.S.C. § 924) and Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers or Employees (18 U.S.C. § 111).

St. Thomas Woman Gets Probation for Disorderly Conduct at Post Office

A St. Thomas woman pleaded guilty Thursday to engaging in disorderly conduct on U.S. Postal Service property and was sentenced to two years’ probation.

Criminal Investigation Bureau Investigating Assault on St. Thomas

Police are investigating an alleged assault at a Smith Bay bar on Saturday that left a woman with deep cuts to her face and arms.

Domestic Dispute Lands Two Men in Jail

On Thursday, Nov. 25 at approximately 12:48 p.m., officers from the Richard N. Callwood Command were dispatched to 3A-6 Bonne Esperance to a report of a domestic dispute, according to a news release from the V.I. Police Department.

Florida Woman Pleads Guilty to Marijuana Charge

United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced Friday that Yvette Simeina, 40, a resident of Orlando, Florida, pleaded guilty in federal court to possession with intent to distribute approximately 6 kilograms of marijuana.