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VIPD Initiative Near Night Club Nabs 29-Year-Old With Gun Stolen From Police In 2009

Kareem Huggins

             ARRESTED: Kareem Huggins

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 29-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested on illegal gun charges near Barbel Plaza on Sunday police said today.

Kareem Huggins of Estate Contant was arrested at 3:32 a.m. after being stopped during a police initiative on Alton Adams Drive near the Illusions Night Club, according to authorities.

Police said that the firearm found in Huggins’ possession was taken from a police officer during an armed robbery in 2009.

Huggins was then additionally charged with robbery and possession of stolen property, police said.

His bail was set at $120,000.00. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice of Rights hearing.

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John McCarthy

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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