St. Croix Man Found in Possession of Illegal Firearm During Traffic Stop

During a routine traffic stop Thursday, a man was found with an illegal firearm, the V.I. Police Department reported.

While on patrol in the Sunny Isles area, police officers observed a black Acura TSX being operated without any visible license plates. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle near the old H&H Tire and Battery location. During the traffic stop, Clijon James Hamilton was found in possession of an unlicensed firearm, which was discovered under the driver’s seat of the vehicle. Hamilton was the operator and sole occupant of the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop, according to the police report.

Hamilton, age 27, was arrested for unauthorized possession of an unlicensed firearm, and bail was set at $50,000.