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St. Croix’s Joel Rivera Admits Role In Pistol Whipping And Home Invasion-Car Jacking of Former Catholic Priest
CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man admitted to his role in a pistol-whipping home invasion of a former priest and his wife that ended in a car jacking. Joel G. Rivera, 33, pled guilty in U.S. District Court today to one count of using a firearm during a violent crime
St. Croix’s Samuel Melendez Arrested On Charges Of Brandishing A Loaded Gun In A Crowded Supermarket
CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man was arrested on charges related to allegedly brandishing a loaded semi-automatic pistol in a crowded supermarket. Samuel “Sammy” Melendez, 43, of St. Croix made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon after his arrest by U.S. Homeland Security Investigations special agents on
CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man was arrested by U.S. Homeland Security Investigations special agents on charges related to allegedly having a loaded handgun in a school zone and over 2.2 pounds of marijuana. Rahem “Kimby” Hendrickson, of St. Croix made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon
FBI Arrests Relatives of Former VIPD ‘Crime Prevention’ Officer After Guns And Drug Offenses On St. Thomas
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two St. Thomas brothers appeared in federal court for a detention hearing today after they were arrested on illegal drug and guns charges. Thomas A. Olive, II, and his brother, Thorne A. Olive saw U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez for a preliminary detention hearing after their
POMPEO: U.S. Planning to Allow Lawsuits Over Properties Seized By Castro’s Cuba … EU Does Not Approve
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration today opened the door for lawsuits against foreign firms operating on properties Cuba seized from Americans after the 1959 revolution. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he won’t renew a bar on litigation that has been in place for two decades, meaning that lawsuits can
St. Croix’s Jimmy Davis Faces Just Two Years In Prison After Cocaine, Cop Assault Conviction in Federal Court
CHRISTIANSTED — After a five-day trial, a federal jury convicted a St. Croix man of simple possession of cocaine and assaulting a police officer. Jimmy Davis, 41, of Frederiksted was found guilty of one count of possession of cocaine and one count of aggravated assault and battery, U.S. Attorney Gretchen
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A convicted peeping Tom from Ohio admitted in federal court that he failed to register as a sex offender when he got here. Jeffrey Cole, 57, of St. Thomas, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court before Judge Curtis Gomez to failing to register as a sex offender.
SAMANA — Two Americans’ last scheduled night in the Dominican Republic, the couple shared a final drink in town with their new Canadian friends. Then Orlando Moore and Portia Ravenelle said goodbye, packed their bags and climbed into their rental car for the long, dark drive to the airport. Their
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas teenager admitted in federal court that he used an assault rifle to snatch a gold chain, authorities said today. Arthur Greaves, Jr., 19, of St. Thomas, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, U.S, Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said.
SANTO DOMINGO — As sunseekers flock to Dominican Republic to defrost from the winter freeze, an increased number of visitors are looking to add a little action into their vacation with fitness and sports being a primary driver for travel. According to a recent study by HostelWorld, three-quarters (74 percent) of