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Monday, March 1, 2021

Police & Courts

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.
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Police Respond to Brookman Road Shooting

Police officers responded to gunshots in the Brookman Road area on Wednesday after the 911 emergency call center was alerted at 11:06 a.m.
V.I. Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor testifies about the department's proposed budget at a hearing Thursday. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, USVI Legislature)

VIPD Conducting Essential Community Engagement Survey

Input from the community to develop goals and initiatives inclusive of everyone is essential in effective policing.
Pedestrian-driver accidents across the Virgin Islands prompts action. (Shutterstock Image)

Man Charged in August Shooting in Oswald Harris Court

The V.I. Police Department on Monday arrested 46-year-old Dekumar Rogers, of Oswald Harris Court, charging him in a shooting that took place on Aug. 27 and left one man injured.

V.I. Health Care Fraud Task Force Launched

Federal and territorial officials and law enforcement officers convened virtually this month to take the fight against health care fraud to the next level, U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced.

Judicial Branch’s Administrative Order Resumes Certain Operations

The order, which goes into effect immediately, provides for a gradual resumption of court proceedings. Beginning Monday, Sept. 14, all proceedings other than jury trials, bench trials and certain substantive hearings will be heard remotely

VIPD Records Bureau Offices to Resume Service on Sept. 14

The Records Bureau offices will continue limited days and will be open only from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Judicial Branch Extends Modified Operations Consistent With Governor’s New Stay at Home Order

Administrator of Courts Regina Petersen advises the public that effective Tuesday, Sept. 1, and consistent with the Governor’s ‘Extended Stay Safe at Home Order,’ the judicial branch has extended its modified operations in response to the surge of COVID-19 cases.