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VIPD: Serial Offender Malik Cheatham Arrested For Allegedly Burglarizing Waterfront Bistro and Others in St. John

      ARRESTED: Malik Cheatham

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CRUZ BAY — A St. Thomas man who was charged with four incidents of burglary in a three-month period in 2015 has been arrested on St. John for allegedly breaking in and stealing at least $1,000 worth of alcohol from a St. John restaurant that had closed for the evening.

On April 4, 2017 at approximately 9:30 a.m., central dispatch transmitted that a burglary had occurred at Waterfront Bistro Restaurant in Wharfside Village in Cruz Bay, St. John, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.

The suspect entered the restaurant after it was closed and broke into the refrigerator stealing over one thousand dollars ($1000) worth of alcohol.

 A police investigation revealed that Malik Cheatham of Estate Solberg, St. Thomas was the chief suspect.

On April 11, 2017 at approximately 8:08 a.m., central dispatch transmitted that a burglary had occurred at Hightide Restaurant in Cruz Bay, St. John.

A police investigation revealed that the suspect was  66-year-old  Mr. Malik Cheatham of Solberg.  Removed from the kitchen was: food, liquor, sodas and an iPod.

Cheatham was located on April 13, 2017, at approximately 4:40p.m., on St. John where he was placed under arrest and charged with Burglary Third and Trespassing.

In 2015, Cheatham was charged with four incidents of burglary in three months on St. Thomas, according to VIPD records (see story below).

He was unable to post bail and was turned over to the Bureau of Corrections (BOC) pending an advice of rights hearing.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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