Crime Stoppers USVI is asking the community to help the Virgin Islands Police Department solve the following crimes:
Police on St. John are still looking for a suspect in a first-degree robbery which occurred on January 13 in Estate Bethany. The robbery occurred at 10:30 p.m. when an unknown male wearing all black clothing and a black mask and hat, entered the residence brandishing a gun and demanding money. He was given $170 by the occupants and left without injuring anyone. There were four individuals in the home at the time.
Police on St. Thomas are asking anyone who knows the whereabouts, has any information about, or has been in contact with a missing female, Karin Wetzl. Wetzl was reported missing by her father who lives in Texas. He said Karin has been living on St. Thomas for about one year, and they have not heard from her since November 2008.
Karin is 36 years old, 5’5” and weighs 120 pounds She has brown eyes and blonde hair. She has a tattoo of the sun on her right shoulder. Karin was previously employed at the Cafe Calypso in Charlotte Amalie.
Police on St. Croix are looking for additional suspects involved in the January 10 shooting at the Frontline Night Club on St. Croix. Police say there were at least three suspects hiding in nearby bushes who fired weapons at vehicles and the club.
Anyone with information on these or any other crimes should immediately call Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit www.crimestoppersusvi.org and submit an anonymous tip online. No one has to give their name or testify in court. If the information provided leads to the recovery of stolen property or an arrest of the person involved in this crime, the tipster will earn a cash reward of up to $2,500.
Crime Stoppers Update on Tips Received To Date
This past week, Crime Stoppers received seven new tips, which brings the total tips received up to 16. Officials are pleased to announce that one of the tips has resulted in the recovery of $2,500 worth of stolen property.
One of the other tips received involves a woman who is wanted by police in Florida, police have now issued an arrest warrant for her. Due to the quality of the tips received to date, Law Enforcement Coordinator VIPD Lt. Thomas Hannah said he expects to have additional arrests to report in the near future.