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WEEKEND ARRESTS: Uncle Punched In The Face; Purse Snatched From Hotel Room and Church Service Disrupted

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ARRESTED: Julio Ramos of Paul M. Pearson Gardens

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Police on St. Thomas are reporting three arrests took place over the weekend on charges ranging from domestic violence and a purse snatching to disturbing the peace.

*On Saturday about 1:04 p.m., Lorna George said she was attacked in front of the Mitchell Motel in Contant. Police internviewed George at the Schneider Regional Hospital and Medical Center where she said an unknown man broke into her room and stole her purse, which contained identification and cash. The attacker then fled the scene on foot. The matter is still under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau.

*On Sunday at 2:45 p.m., Julio Ramos, 27, of Paul M. Pearson Gardens, was arrested and charged with simple assault-domestic violence after he allegedly struck his uncle in the face causing cuts to his left eye. Ramos was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice of Rights hearing.

*On Sunday about 9:37 a.m., Isiah George, 31, of Bolongo was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace after he created a scene at the Christian Ministries Church. Police said George also disobeyed orders given by an officer. Bail for George was set at $2,000. He was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice of Rights hearing.

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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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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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