At VIFreepBreaking NewsSt. Thomas News

DUI Arrests For St. Thomas Announced By Virgin Islands Police Department

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Police Department released information about arrests that took place on St. Thomas this week:

  • On Wednesday February 10 about 7 p.m., a woman reported to police at the Mariel Newton Command that she had been robbed. According to the woman, she offered a man she didn’t know a ride home and made a quick stop on the way leaving her purse in the car. After dropping the man at his residence, she then realized that her money was stolen from her purse. The robbery is currently under active investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau.
  • On Thursday February 11 Doug Forbes, 52, of Estate Tutu was arrested in the vicinity of Veterans Drive and charged with Driving Under the Influence, after he was involved in an auto incident and refused to perform the Standardized Field Sobriety Test. Forbes then attempted to flee the scene of the incident and was subsequently arrested. Bail for Forbes was set at $500.00 by Order of the Court and no one was reported injured in this incident.
  • On Thursday, February 11 Leslie Charles Smith, 49, of Estate Contant, was arrested and charged with Attempted Burglary, after he trespassed on the property of #31 Kronprindsens Gade where he attempted to commit a burglary and admitted to stealing multiple items from the property on February 10. Bail for Smith was set at $35,000.00 by Order of the Court and unable to post bail, Smith was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections, pending his Advise of Rights Hearing.
Previous post

CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden Tweets Damning Indictment Of Zika Virus Research

Next post

EXCLUSIVE: Reports From Cuba By Soraya Diase Coffelt: Today A Visit To A 103-Square-Mile Biosphere

The Author

John McCarthy

John McCarthy

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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

No Comment

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *