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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 44-year-old native of the Dominican Republic was convicted in federal court of trying to smuggle 12.78 pounds of cocaine into St. Thomas After a one-day trial, on October 4, 2016, a federal jury on St. Thomas found Tomas Liriano Castillo guilty of Conspiracy to Possess a

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         INDICTED: Nisha Brathwaite CHRISTIANSTED – The last of 10 Virgin Islands women indicted by a federal grand jury on tax-related charges made her initial appearance on Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge George W. Cannon on St. Croix, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said. The remaining nine women

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SEX OFFENDER: Daniel Eric Cove CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking the public’s assistance in locating two men who are wanted in connection with failure to comply with the registration requirements for sex offenders. “The frequency of the registration is determined by the tier assigned to

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ARRESTED: Joshua “Mongo” Cepeda FREDERIKSTED — A routine traffic stop near Barren Spot led to four men being charged with weapons related offenses, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). On September 28 at 2:40 p.m., a patrol officer observed a Silver Sedan driving straight across the intersection at

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – V.I. Superior Court Judge Kathleen Mackay granted a motion from Attorney General Claude Earl Walker to increase the bail amount for K’Moi Corraspe. Corraspe, 22, is charged with one count each of first-degree murder, first-degree assault, third-degree assault, unauthorized use of a firearm during the commission of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An improvised explosive device (IED) was discovered outside a popular grocery store in Red Hook, St. Thomas early this morning, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Authorities removed the device — in the form of an ordinary pressure cooker — about 9:40 a.m. today in front

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 Angelo Reinoso CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police on St. Thomas are asking for your help to locate a missing 16-year-old native of the Dominican Republic. The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) says that Angelo Reinoso was last seen on Saturday September 24 near Altona on St. Thomas. Reinoso is an Hispanic

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  ARRESTED: Rajiah Raheem Royer CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A routine traffic stop led to a 22-year-old St. Thomas man being arrested on illegal gun possession charges, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). On Monday about 9:32 p.m. police arrested Rajiah Raheem Royer for possession of an unlicensed firearm,

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ROBBED AT THE BASKETBALL COURT FREDERIKSTED — A man on a basketball court was robbed at gunpoint of jewelry and shot at last night in Estate Glynn, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). On Monday, September 26, 2016, at approximately 8:25 p.m., police officers were dispatched by the

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ARRESTED: Atnelle Harris on St. Croix FREDERIKSTED — An Estate Paradise woman told police that when she told her boyfriend that he couldn’t use her car — he assaulted her, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). On Monday, September 26, 2016, at approximately 9:40 p.m., police were dispatched

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