U.S. Attorney Rosa E. Rodríguez-Vélez WASHINGTON — Two people pleaded guilty this week to one count of conspiracy to commit identity fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit human smuggling for financial gain for their respective roles in trafficking the identities of Puerto Rican U.S. citizens and corresponding identity
PITTSBURGH — Two accused Michigan suppliers for a heroin and cocaine ring bringing narcotics from the Virgin Islands to Pittsburgh through Detroit were advised of their rights Thursday at the Joseph F. Weis U.S. Courthouse and returned to jail without bond pending trial. Details of the case remain sparse, but
Puerto Rican With $45K In ‘Bulk Cash’ Going Through STX Airport Could Get Five Years For Guilty Plea
RAMON L. SANTIAGO CHRISTIANSTED – A native of Puerto Rico admitted in federal court on Wednesday to traveling with $45,249 in undeclared money through the St. Croix airport, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Ramon Lacen-Santiago, 41, of Puerto Rico, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Golden
HOT TEMPERED: Logan CoBell CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Virginia native admitted in federal court on Wednesday to whipping out an semi-automatic weapon in a dispute at a St. Thomas bar — that also just happens to be close to a local high school, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
UNDER SIEGE & SUPPRESSING INFORMATION: Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. CHRISTIANSTED — Neither the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Commissioner or St. Croix police chief have any comment on their officers coming under fire in the line of duty earlier this week. VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte informed the Virgin Islands
BOOK THROWN AT HIM: Kyle Woods CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The second man who admitted to breaking into “My Brother’s Workshop” and stealing a television monitor and other items has been sentenced for the crime. V.I. Superior Court Judge James Carroll III handed down a three-year prison sentence on Kyle Woods
WANTED: Todd Kenney in Pittsburgh CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A federal drug investigation that began last year in Pittsburgh has revealed a trafficking network shipping cocaine from the Virgin Islands to Detroit and a related heroin ring in Detroit distributing the narcotic in Pittsburgh, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two men survived an ambush at Paul M. Pearson Gardens on the waterfront in St. Thomas today, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). On Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at approximately 3:50 a.m., two male gunshot victims arrived at the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center
DLCA Commissioner Devin Carrington CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) and The Department of Licensing and consumer Affairs (DLCA) are alerting the Community about what they see as a”trend” of Western Union Scams. The VIPD Economic Crime Unit office said the scam is based on receiving a
FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) is reporting that a robbery took place in Mount Pleasant at 9:23 p.m. Police said that a man told them that he was talking near the roadway in front of his house with another person when an Hispanic man approached and pulled