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St. Thomas Arrests Include Shooting Announced By VIPD

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Tuesday March 1, 2016 at 10:48pm, Steven Hillebrand, 44 of an unknown address was arrested and charged with Disobeying a Lawful Order and Resisting an Arrest after he was identified as the individual causing a hazard to citizens in Emancipation Garden occupying the sidewalk. Hillebrand also resisted arrest by pulling away from officers after he was placed under arrest. Bail for Steven Hillebrand was set at $500.00, unable to post bail he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending his Advise of Rights Hearing.

Thursday March 3, 2016 at 10:00pm, officers traveled to the Roy Lester Schneider Medical Center in response to a shooting victim. According to the victim, he had just left a party at roughly 9:00pm in the Paul M. Pearson Garden Housing Community, when he heard the sound of a single gunshot. Shortly after, he realized that his right calf felt numb and that he’d sustained a single gunshot wound to his right calf. This incident is still under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau.

Thursday March 3, 2016, 2016 at 1:45pm, Brett Kimelman, 44 of El Tuque, Puerto Rico was arrested and charged with Possession of Stolen Property pursuant of an arrest warrant issued by the magistrate of the Superior Court for a burglary that took place at Saga Haven Marina in March, 2013. Bail for Brett Kimelman was set at $1,000.00, unable to post bail he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending his Advise of Rights Hearing.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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

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