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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Police & Courts

Two From V.I. Sentenced for Trying to Smuggle Marijuana Through Airport

Two U.S. Virgin Islands residents, one from St. Thomas and one from St. Croix, were sentenced in federal District Court for attempting to smuggle marijuana through the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas.

St. Thomas Man Convicted as Felon With Gun, Sentenced to 33 Months

Leroy Henry, Jr., 30, of St. Thomas, was sentenced in District Court on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm,...
The Ron deLLugo Federal Courthouse. (File photo)

Accused Racketeer Admits Guilt in Jewelry Heist Conspiracies

A man described by federal prosecutors as a middleman for stolen goods is waiting to hear if U.S. District Court will accept his guilty plea prior to the start of a major racketeering trial

PR Woman Sentenced for Attempted Marijuana Smuggling at STX Airport

Nathalie Lopez, a 32-year-old woman from Puerto Rico, was sentenced in District Count on one count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute onboard an aircraft, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced in a news release issued Tuesday.

Man Shot to Death While Cutting Grass

A man at work cutting grass was shot to death Friday afternoon in Estate LaGrange on St. Croix, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victim was identified by next of kin as 27-year-old Glenmore Southwell Jr.
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.

Jury Convicts STT Man of Grand Larceny in Phone Theft

In what was the territory’s first jury trial held in V.I. Superior court since the Covid-19 closure, a jury found Ala Zatar guilty of felony grand larceny and possession of stolen property, according to the Department of Justice. 
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Police Charge Man with Rape, Kidnapping

At 11:21 a.m. Monday the V.I. Police Department executed an arrest warrant on Roldeson Lazard, age 21 of Sion Farm, charging him with first-degree rape, kidnapping/false imprisonment, unlawful sexual contact, simple assault and battery, and disturbance of the peace.
A Virgin Islands Police Department vehicle sits parked in front of the V.I.P.D. (Source photo by Bethaney Lee)

Woman Reports Being Raped in Altona Area

A woman reported to police that she had been raped by a man who picked her up early Monday, according to the V.I. Police Department.

Shooting Victim Treated for Wounded Foot

A man was treated at the Schneider Regional Medical Center for a wound he received in a shooting Monday afternoon in the Savan area of St. Thomas, the V.I. Police Department reported.