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Two Armed Men Seize Safe During Home Invasion In Estate Wintberg


CHARLOTTE AMALIE – One arrest for drunk driving and one home invasion were reported by police in St. Thomas on Monday.

* On Monday at 2:44 p.m., Dennis Warren Jr., 35, of Bonne Resolution was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence. Unable to perform the Standardized Field Sobriety Test, Warren was arrested after being involved in an auto collision that took place on Crown Mountain Road located in Solberg. No one was reported injured in the accident. Bail for Warren was set at $500.00 by Order of the Court. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice of Rights hearing.

* On Monday at 3:25 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center notified officers of a home invasion in Estate Wintberg. Police on the scene made contact with the victims who said that on January 11, 2016 about 3:15 p.m., two men armed with guns entered their residence and demanded their safe. The victims handed over the safe, which contained an undetermined amount of money to the two men who fled the scene immediately after. The incident is under investigation by detectives with the Criminal Investigation Bureau.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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