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POLICE: Nine People Arrested In St. Thomas-St. John Since Thursday

Mario Emanuel

              ARRESTED: Mario Emanuel

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Police Department has reported that at least nine arrests have taken place in the St. Thomas-St. John district between Thursday and Monday.

  • On Thursday at 12:30 p.m., Maulique Juttori Caines, 19, of Anna’s Retreat was arrested and charged with Grand Larceny after he was positively identified as the individual that stole the complainant’s mobile device from his pocket. The complainant purchased a new mobile device and the suspect’s picture showed up. Bail for Juttori was set at $35,000.00 and she was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending her Advise of Rights hearing.
  • On Thursday, January 21, 2016 – about 12:25pm, James Edwards Nibbs, 40, of Fortuna was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Arson. According to the report, Nibbs walked into the police station and admitted to burning a vehicle in the Frydenhoj area. A vehicle was later discovered burnt in that area and Nibbs also left a voicemail message stating that he’d burn the complainant’s vehicle. Bail for Nibbs was set at $50,000.00 and unable to pay bail, he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending his Advise of Rights Hearing.
  • On Saturday, January 23, 2016 – Valencia Osborne, 40, of Anna’s Retreat was arrested and charged with Simple Assault (DV). Osborne was placed under arrest after she was positively identified as the person who struck her daughter about the body, causing physical injury.
  • OnSaturday, January 23, 2016 – George Sampson, 50, of Anna’s Retreat was arrested and charged with Simple Assault. Sampson was placed under Citizen’s Arrest after he assaulted a woman and threatened to strike her with a bottle to the head. Bail for Sampson was set at $500.00 and unable to post bail, was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending his Advise of Rights Hearing.
  • On Saturday, January 23, 2016 – at 12:15 a.m., Hakim Brooks, 35, of Contant was arrested and charged with and Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm. Bail for Hakim Brooks was set at $25,000.00 and unable to post bail, Brooks was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending his Advise of Rights Hearing.
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  • On Saturday, January 23, 2016 – Mario Emanuel, 38, of Contant was arrested and charged with and Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm. Bail for Hakim Brooks was set at $25,000.00 and unable to post bail, Emanuel was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending his Advise of Rights Hearing.

Phillip Krane Bernier

        ARRESTED:Phillip Krane Bernier

  • Saturday, January 23, 2016 – Phillip Bernier (age and residence unknown) was arrested and charged with Disturbance of the Peace. Bernier was involved in a disturbance at the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Hospital and disobeyed a Lawful Order rendered by a Police Officer. Bail for Bernier was set at $500.00 and unable to post bail, was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending his Advise of Rights Hearing.
  • Sunday, January 24, 2016 – at 6:45pm, officers responded to the report of a 3rd Degree Burglary that occurred on the outskirts of Yacht Haven Grande. According to the report, the female victim had been walking in an easterly direction outside of YHG when a Black male approached her from behind and grabbed her backpack. As the man attempted to steal the backpack, he dragged her across the street and struck her once in the stomach. The unknown male then took the backpack and ran into Paul M. Pearson Gardens.
  • On Sunday, January 24, 2016 – Eric Duran, 52, of Cruz Bay, St. John, was arrested and charged Destruction of Property (DV) at 9:30pm, after having been identified by his Mother, as the person who damaged her window with a machete. Eric Duran was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections, pending his Advise of Rights Hearing.
  • On Monday, January 25, 2016 – at roughly 11:29 a.m., Mohammad Bazar, 37, of Upper Contant was arrested and charged with 3rd Degree Assault Domestic Violence after he was identified by the victim as the individual who fired a single gunshot after a verbal altercation in the vicinity of the Green House on Veteran’s Drive on January.

Mohammad Bazar

   Mohammad Bazar

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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 50 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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