St. Croix’s Akeem James Accused Of Stealing Friend’s Purse And Damaging Her Apartment Window
FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man visited his female friend’s apartment twice in one day — first allegedly breaking in and stealing her purse and then coming back to damage her window, authorities said.
Akeem A. James, 29, was arrested and charged with second-degree burglary-domestic violence and destruction of property-domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
The 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of a Domestic Disturbance in progress in the Mon Bijou area about 2:16 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the VIPD.
“Upon the officers arrival they made contact with a female who reported that a male acquaintance, Akeem A. James broke and entered into her apartment without permission while she was inside,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said. “He stole her purse and left.”
The woman whose identity is protected said that James “returned and damaged her apartment window,” according to Dratte.
“Contact was made with Akeem A. James 29-years-old and he admitted to entering into her apartment without permission and removing her purse,” he said.
No bail was set for James as per the domestic violence statute.
He was transported to the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility pending an advice-of-rights hearing.