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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Police & Courts

V.I. Judicial Branch to Resume In-Person Proceedings on July 1

All judicial branch facilities shall be open to judicial officers, court staff, attorneys, litigants and members of the public for the purpose of conducting official business, and all judicial branch services shall be made available to the public in-person.
Honeymoon and Hawksnest beaches at Virgin Islands National Park, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. (National Park Service photo)

Police Investigating Apparent Drowning at Hawksnest Beach

Police are investigating the apparent drowning of a 77-year-old Chicago man on Tuesday at Hawsknest Beach on St. John.
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Mon Bijou Man Arrested on Warrant Charging Illegal Gun Possession

Darius George Jr., a 23-year-old resident of Mon Bijou on St. Croix, was arrested at about 11:46 a.m. Friday. According to the V.I. Police Department, George was charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm.
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Two Crucians Arrested in December Marley Homes Shooting

At about 12:56 p.m. on June 25 officers of the VIPD Criminal Investigation and Special Operations Bureau arrested 26-year-old Charles Frazer Jr. of Campo Rico, and at approximately 4:51 p.m., arrested Ian Benjamin Jr., age 19 of Queen Street, Frederiksted.

Nevada Resident Pleads Guilty in Firearms Trafficking Case

Las Vegas, Nevada, resident Michael Kelly pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to trafficking firearms in interstate and foreign commerce, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced Tuesday.
A Virgin Islands Police Department vehicle sits parked in front of the V.I.P.D. (Source file photo by Bethaney Lee)

Missing Woman Found Safe, VIPD Says

Dionne Wrensford, a 37-year-old woman who had been reported missing on May 31, was spotted by members of the community, who contacted police, on June 18.

Three Killed, One Injured in Three Shootings Friday on STT

Three men were killed and a fourth seriously injured Friday in three separate shootings on St. Thomas, according to the V.I. Police Department.
VIPD patrol car. (Linda Morland photo)

Police to Address Friday Shootings in Press Briefing *Update*

Officials from the Virgin Islands Police Department will hold a press briefing at noon on Saturday to address gun violence incidents that occurred Friday on St. Thomas, including one fatal shooting and one that left a man in serious condition in the hospital.

Warner Pleads Guilty to Possessing Marijuana

Tashawn T.A. Warner, 24, resident of St. Thomas, pleaded guilty in federal court to possession of marijuana. U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced Thursday.

STT Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Part in Cocaine Conspiracy

King Bob Leonard, 28, of St. Thomas, was sentenced Thursday to 37 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert for the District of the Virgin Islands announced.