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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.

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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.

1 Comment

  1. Patty Duval
    March 16, 2019 at 11:44 AM — Reply

    St Croix will never change. I pray it changes for the better. I miss home so much. Florida no good food here but St Croix has the Best Food.

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