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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man was arrested for threatening to kill National Park Service rangers, trying to avoid capture by swimming to a sailboat, and clinging to its dinghy while the owner rowed to officers waiting on shore, according to an affidavit filed in federal court. Uriah Gaston, also

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REPLACES HEWLETT: Gretchen C.F. Shappert is the new acting U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Virgin Islands. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced the appointment of Gretchen C.F. Shappert as Interim United States Attorney pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 546, which provides that “the Attorney General may appoint a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A HIDTA initiative of the United States Attorney’s Office has been selected as the recipient of the Outstanding Investigative Effort Award by the National High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program. “Winning a National HIDTA Award is an impressive achievement,” Michael K. Gottlieb, the National HIDTA Director

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NEITHER LEAN NOR MEAN: Territorial Police Chief Winsbut McFarlande and Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man was arrested on Thursday and charged in connection with the East End carjacking rape that happened in May. Cristobal Perez Jr. was arrested on charges that he conspired with

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ARRESTED: Hansel Castillo on St. Croix FREDERIKSTED — Three men were arrested on Friday and being held in connection with the carjacking-robbery of an off-duty Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officer and his female companion. Hansel Castillo, 27,  and Luis Angel Fraticelli, were charged with first-degree robbery in a gunpoint

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LINCOLN — “This is what the National Guard is all about.” If there’s any one theme that I think encapsulates the work that thousands of Army and Air National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have accomplished and continue to do over the past couple months and three hurricanes, “This is what

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JEWELRY STORE ROBBER: Ron Delano Kuntz CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Devon Davis, 27, Keon Wilson, 22, and Shawn McIntosh, 24, have been arrested after being charged by a superseding indictment with Hobbs Act robbery, conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, and brandishing a firearm during a federal crime of violence, Acting

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Acting United States Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett is urging Virgin Islands’ residents to be aware of, and report suspected fraudulent activity related to hurricane relief operations and federal funding for hurricane victims. In the wake of the destruction wrought by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, millions of dollars in

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WASHINGTON — Del. Stacey Plaskett is not among the House members of Congress who sponsored legislation against “revenge porn” and “sextortion” last year — despite being one of the national poster children tied to the issue. Just days after a member of Congress had a explicit photo released on the

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FAT ‘N SHORT OR IT: The U.S. Virgin Islands also has the shortest and fattest cops per capita than any jurisdiction in the territory. Cops in the territory could not run down a heroin junkie on crack. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) will be able to

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