Minor Charged as an Adult with Armed Carjacking, Robbery-Theft


The 17-year-old arrested and initially remanded to the Youth Rehabilitation Center in connection with a gunpoint robbery in April near Angel’s Bar in Frederiksted is now charged as an adult and is being held at the Golden Grove Correctional Facility on St. Croix.

Nyssiah C. Calderon was arrested in May for the incident. At the time, the victim told police that Calderon was one of two males that approached his vehicle while he was sitting in it, pointed a gun at his head, and demanded the keys. Calderon and his partner eventually fled in the car, which was repainted and eventually found in Estate Carlton, according to police reports.

Calderon was later identified by the victim through a photo lineup, police said.

Because he was 17 at the time of his arrest, Calderon was remanded to the Youth Rehabilitation Center. However, a motion for a mandatory transfer filed by the Attorney General’s Office was granted by Magistrate Judge Jessica Gallivan, who transferred Calderon from the Family Division to the Supreme Court Criminal Division on June 15 to be treated as an adult.

Calderon was advised of his rights on June 27 by Magistrate Judge Ernest Morris, who also signed Calderon’s arrest warrant. Calderon was arrested again as an adult on Tuesday, processed, and returned to the Golden Grove Correctional Facility.