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VIPD patrol car. (Linda Morland photo)

Purse Snatcher Assaults Couple Waiting for Red Hook Ferry

Two men assaulted a couple in Cruz Bay Sunday night and sent the male victim to the Myrah Keating-Smith Clinic for treatment of an injury, the V.I. Police Department reported.

*Update* Missing St. John Man Found, Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges

The Virgin Islands Police Department has asked for the community’s help in locating 33-year-old Lubens Besse, who was reported missing since Oct. 11 by his girlfriend.

Crime of the Week: Crime Stoppers Focuses on Kidnapping, Theft, Homicides

Crime Stoppers USVI has focused on a kidnapping and attempted bank robbery, a pair of homicides and theft of $100,000 worth of video equipment as the Crimes of the Week.
A Virgin Islands Police Department vehicle sits parked in front of the V.I.P.D. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Police Chase, Arrest Viya Employee Accused in Gunplay

Police are trying to piece together the circumstances that led to the arrest of a phone company worker, accused of firing a handgun at another individual while on the job. The suspect was arrested Friday on St. John at the end of an islandwide car chase.
The Ron deLLugo Federal Courthouse. (File photo)

STT Man Sentenced for Transporting Undocumented Passenger

Ahmaud Rodriguez, 25, was sentenced Thursday on his conviction of transporting a woman with no documentation for entering the United States from the British Virgin Islands into the waters of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

St. John Man Wanted for July Assault

The Virgin Islands Police Department is asking the community’s help in locating 43-year-old Ashley Lord, who is wanted in connection with a third-degree assault that occurred July 24 in Estate Rendezvous.

Police Recover Stolen Stolen Health Department Vehicles, Arrest Suspect

The V.I. Police Department on Friday arrested one suspect in the theft of two vehicles taken from the Department of Health, and recovered both vehicles.

Tim Duncan Donates Over 10,000 Masks to V.I. Prison System

After hearing of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Virgin Islands prison system, Tim Duncan sent 10,800 masks to the territory for distribution.
The Ron deLLugo Federal Courthouse. (File photo)

Contempt of Court Added to Charges Facing Yamini Potter

A federal complaint has been filed charging Yamini Potter with one count of contempt of court/witness tampering and obstruction of justice, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced Tuesday.

Bank Officer Kidnapped in Attempted Robbery

Friday morning a masked gunman abducted an officer of the Oriental Bank in Estate Diamond on St. Croix in an attempt to gain entrance to the bank and rob it, the V.I. Police Department reported.