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Boy Arrested After Repeatedly Pulling Mom Off Bed For Denying Him Internet Access

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 20-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested for the second time in eight months on Monday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.

Police said that Leonaldo Greene of Vester Gade was arrested for violating a restraining order enforced against him by his sister,

Police said that Greene was arrested about 12:25 p.m. on Monday and charged with Violation of a Restraining Order—Domestic Violence.

Green is accused of going into his sister’s room and and violating a restraining order that prohibits him from making contact with his sister.

He was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice of Rights hearing.

According to police records, Greene was also arrested for disturbance of the peace in July of 2015.

In other crime news on St. Thomas, police said that a male minor was arrested at 10:47 a.m. and charged with simple assault—domestic violence.

The boy, who lives at Princesse Gade, is accused of repeatedly pulling his mother off of her bed after to she refused to grant him access to the Internet.

After being charged by police, the minor was later released to the custody of his parents.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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