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Reward for Info on Ashby Double Homicide Up to $60K

The appointment of two local prosecutors to the V.I. Superior Court bench is the latest in a series of moves to stamp out gun violence in the territory, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. announced during a news conference Monday.

Police Commissioner Names New Police Chief and Deputy Chief

Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor announced on Tuesday that he has appointed Steven Phillip as the chief of police in the St. Thomas-St. John District and Richard Velazquez as deputy chief of police for St. Thomas.

Central Records Bureau to Change Days of Operation Beginning July 20

VIPD notifies the residents of St. John of the change in days of operation of the Central Records Bureau Office at the Leander Jurgen Command in Cruz Bay, effective July 20.

Judicial Branch Suspends In-Person Proceedings and Services

This temporary suspension and the postponement of the planned resumption of jury trials are necessary precautionary measures to ensure the continued health and safety of judicial officers, court staff and the public.

VIPD Appeals to Community for Information on Ashby Double Homicide

There are no suspects yet, or persons of interest, but V.I. Police officials said Friday that they do have small pieces of information on St. Thomas’ most recent double homicide. They need the community to provide bigger pieces in order for them to pull together the final puzzle.

ATF Offering $10K Reward in Ashby Murders

The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is offering a $10,000 reward for information on Thursday's murders of 14-year-old Aaron Ashby and his cousin, 29-year-old Rique Ashby.

Gun Smuggles Busted at St. Croix and St. Thomas Airports

On July 6, Customs and Border Patrol officers reportedly inspected a passenger and his luggage arriving from Charlotte, North Carolina, finding a Glock 22 - .40 caliber, a Glock 27 .40 caliber, a Z-15 Multi Caliber Rifle, a Mossberg 12 GA Shotgun. Officers also found multiple rounds of ammunition for the weapons. The passenger also reportedly had two bulletproof vests, one of which was armor plated.
The Ron deLLugo Federal Courthouse. (File photo)

Man Arrested at STT Airport, Charged with Illegal Re-Entry

Gilberto Arana Wence was arrested Friday at Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas and charged with illegal re-entry by a removed alien, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced Monday.

Police on STJ Arrest One of Two Suspects Following Car Break-In

A 28-year old St. Thomas man was arrested Friday on St. John following a rigorous foot chase by law enforcement officers through a wooded...

Police Arrest Two on St. John

The V.I. Police on St. John arrested two men Friday on charges including gun violations. Khalid Smith of St. John and an unnamed individual remain...