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Police say three arrests on St. Thomas last week

Mug Shot - Irving Jones

Mug Shot - Maccus O. Williams

Mug Shot - Benito Dawson Jr.

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Police Department announced the arrests of three people on St. Thomas last week in a prepared statement released late Monday afternoon.

Here are the incidents that were reported, according to the VIPD:

On Thursday, July 16 at 1 p.m., units with the Criminal Investigation Bureau responded to the call of a burglary in Lindbergh Bay. The victim stated that at 12 p.m. that afternoon, two armed and masked men came into her residence, struck her in the head with the butt of a gun, and ransacked the bedroom before removing cash and jewelry from the residence.

On Friday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m., Irving Jones, 54, of Estate Smith Bay was arrested and charged with third-degree assault; after he was positively identified by a complainant as the person who attempted to cut them with a knife. Bail for Jones was set at $25,000 and unable to post bail, he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending his advice of rights hearing.

Friday, July 17, 2015 – Maccus O. Williams, 43, of Gamble Gade Street in Charlotte Amalie was arrested and charged with third-degree assault-domestic violence at 12:45 p.m., in connection with an incident that occurred on Friday, July 3. According to the police report, Williams struck a woman with a metal pipe several times, breaking her forearm and requiring emergency surgery. Williams was placed under arrest and remanded to the Bureau of Corrections.

Saturday, July 18, 2015 – Benito Dawson Jr., 31, of Estate Anna’s Retreat was arrested and charged with grand larceny and unauthorized use of a vehicle, after he’d been involved in an auto collision. Bail for Dawson was set at $45,000.000 and unable to post bail, Dawson was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending his advice of rights hearing.

On Sunday, July 19 at approximately 11:14 p.m., detectives from the Criminal Investigation Bureau visited the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital after receiving a report of a stabbing victim. Officers met with the victim, an Hispanic male, who refused to provide any information as to an incident that had occurred in Estate Smith Bay.

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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