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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Police & Courts

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.

Crime of the Week: Crime Stoppers Offers Rewards for Solving Homicide, Kidnapping

The anonymous tip service Crime Stoppers USVI is offering a $10,000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest of the suspects responsible for the Crimes of the Week.
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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.
The side of a U.S.V.I. EMS ambulance. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Florida Man Drowns at Trunk Bay Beach

A Florida man vacationing on St. John drowned Monday afternoon at Trunk Bay Beach, the V.I. Police Department reported.
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19-Year-Old Dies in STX Shooting

A 19-year-old Crucian was shot and killed Saturday, the second homicide in the territory in the first two days of the year, the V.I. Police Department reported.

St. John Has Territory’s First Homicide of 2021

A man was shot and killed late on New Year's Day in Cruz Bay, marking the first homicide in the territory on the first day of the new year. Police said the victim was identified as 28-year-old Lessroy Gumbs.

Crime of the Week: Reward Offered in Homicide, Drug Manufacturing

Crime Stoppers USVI is offering a $10,000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest of the individual responsible for the shooting death of a St. Thomas firefighter in 2016 or individuals responsible for manufacturing and/or distributing drugs: cocaine, fentanyl, marijuana.

FEMA Gives VIPD $17.4M for Overtime and Emergency Work

Over $6 million was obligated to St. Thomas, almost $10 million to St. Croix and over $1 million to St. John to cover the cost of staffing, equipment and materials.
A Virgin Islands Police Department vehicle sits parked in front of the V.I.P.D. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

V.I. Police Will Train All Officers in the Use of Tasers

In an attempt to salvage its court-declared compliance status, the Virgin Islands Police Department says it will train all uniformed officers in the use of stun guns.