V.I. Police Department officers on St. John arrested Charisma Turnbull, 21, after she stole a police officer’s private vehicle in Cruz Bay.
While at the police station, Turnbull was also identified as the suspect who stole a firearm which was later recovered from the stolen vehicle. Turnbull was arrested at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, April 24, and charged with Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm, Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle and other charges.
According to the police reports, the officer stopped his private vehicle, leaving the key inside and leaving the immediate area. When he returned he saw the suspect, later identified as Turnbull, driving his vehicle towards him and ordered the suspect to stop. The vehicle stopped, the suspect was searched, and taken to Leander Jurgen Command.
When the officer and Turnbull arrived at the station another person who was reporting that his firearm was stolen saw Turnbull and identified her as the suspect.
Officers searched the vehicle and found the victim’s firearm inside in the center console along with ammunition, keys belonging to a car rental agency and other stolen items.
Turnbull was also charged with Grand Larceny, Possession of Stolen Property, Constructive Possession of a Firearm and Possession of Ammunition. Her bail was set at $75,000 and she was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas pending further court action.