CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas woman told police she had to rabbit punch her man to get him to stop strangling her on Sunday morning. The Domestic Violence Unit of the Virgin Islands Police Department was advised that an alleged assault was in progress at an address in Estate
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas woman who once threatened his mother with a wine bottle allegedly kidnapped her and took her to a local bank to try to force her to withdraw money for him. Patrick Webster, 31, of Charlotte Amalie, was arrested and charged with kidnapping for extortion-domestic
SANTO DOMINGO — The U.S. Coast Guard says it seized nearly 2,000 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of at least $3.5 million, during an exercise near the Dominican Republic. It said six smugglers had been detained in Puerto Rico pending further court action. “I couldn’t be more proud
FREDERIKSTED — Police are asking the public to watch out for a “phone cloning” scam currently being used to dupe people in the territory. Criminals make victims believe they are receiving a text message from a loved one in distress who needs an electronic cash transfer. The Virgin Islands Police
CHRISTIANSTED — Police said an unnamed man was walking in Watergut area near the shanty early this morning when a fusillade of about 70 rounds were unloaded on him — but he somehow lived! Amazingly, the shooting victim escaped with a mere shot to the ankle, despite the fact that
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — After back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes blew through the U.S. Virgin Islands in fall 2017, Russell Bryan joined thousands of Americans who rushed to “chase dreams and promises” of big paychecks from the federal reconstruction effort. A contracting firm said his crew would split about $50,000 for their
CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man is accused by federal authorities of trying to deal 11 pounds of cocaine on the Big Island. Jakwan Sweeney, 21, of St. Croix arrested Wednesday on an indictment charging him with conspiracy and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at approximately 10:28 p.m., 911 Central Dispatch received a call about shots being fired in the area of Goat Street (Prindsens Gade) and that a male in a vehicle was the victim. When police arrived on the scene, they found a man
CHRISTIANSTED — A Florida man lost his life when he drove straight into a utility pole on the East End of St. Croix. William Littell, 49, of Ocala, Florida, was heading westbound in a black Jeep Sahara four-door (with the doors removed) when he hit the pole, the Virgin Islands
CRUZ BAY — A 19-year-old St. John man has been arrested as the gun-toting, gun-butting “Good Samaritan” attacker of a hitchhiker from earlier this month. Ezius Ashly, 19, of Cruz Bay, was arrested at 1:52 p.m on Sunday and charged with first-degree robbery, the Virgin Islands Police Department said today.