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STJ Motorcyclist Dies in Collision

A 36-year-old St. John man was killed Tuesday in a collision between a vehicle and a motorcycle, the V.I. Police Department reported.

IRS, U.S. Attorney Warn of New Wave of COVID-19 Scams

Residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands should be on the alert for a wave of scams related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the release of Economic Impact Payments, law enforcement officials announced Tuesday.

Plaskett Asking Biden to Replace U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert

V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett has asked President Joe Biden to replace U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert, saying Shappert refuses to meet her, obstructs meetings with other officials for partisan motivations and has replaced V.I. attorneys with stateside people in a discriminatory manner.
The Alexander Farrelly Criminal Justice Complex on St. Thomas.

Judge Upholds Murder Charges in 2005 STT Homicide

Fifteen years after a St. Thomas businessman was found dead in his home with a knife in his neck and four years since police dug into a cold case murder investigation, a Superior Court judge upheld the leading charges in the death of Egbert Stuart.

V.I. Judicial Branch Extends Modified Court Operations

The Office of the Clerk of the Supreme Court and the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court shall remain open for the acceptance of pro se or other emergency filings.
A Virgin Islands Police Department vehicle sits parked in front of the V.I.P.D. (Source file photo by Bethaney Lee)

STJ Woman Charged with Domestic False Imprisonment

Police on Monday arrested 63-year-old Carmen H. Martie of Estate Pastory and charged her with false imprisonment/domestic violence.

V.I. Medicaid Supervisor Charged With Embezzling Medicaid Funds

V.I. Department of Justice special agents arrested Kathleen Gussie, on Jan. 15, charging her with several counts of Medicaid Program fraud.
A Virgin Islands Police Department vehicle sits parked in front of the V.I.P.D. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Homicides 2021

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2020 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases are broken down by island.

Glucksberg Burglary Suspect Arrested on Warrant

The V.I. Police Department arrested 20-year-old Khalid Smith of Estate Bellvue on a warrant charging him with the armed robbery of a home on Dec. 23 in Estate Glucksberg on St. John.
The Ron deLLugo Federal Courthouse. (File photo)

Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Transporting Illegal Alien

Courtney Matthias was sentenced to prison Thursday for his conviction on a charge of transporting an illegal alien, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.