Minor Intoxicated, Two Adults Arrested for Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor

Chara Johanna Larsen and Leopold Chinnery Jr.

V.I. Police Department officers on St. John arrested Chara Johanna Larsen, 19, and Leopold Chinnery Jr. 30, and charged them with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.

Larsen was arrested at 6:45 p.m. and Chinnery was arrested at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 14. VIPD officials said Chinnery and Larsen are related to the victim.

According to the reports, police patrolling the Hawksnest Beach area were approached by a concerned citizen who observed an intoxicated 16-year-old male minor on the beach.

While being questioned, the minor told police he had been drinking alcohol. After further investigation, police discovered that Chinnery brought alcohol to a beach party and Larsen served it to the minor.


The minor was transported to the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center for treatment and later released.


Bail for Chinnery and Larsen was set at $500 each and they were released after posting bail.