Routine Traffic Stop Leads To Illegal Gun Possession Charges For Rajiah Royer In Frydenhoj
ARRESTED: Rajiah Raheem Royer
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A routine traffic stop led to a 22-year-old St. Thomas man being arrested on illegal gun possession charges, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).
On Monday about 9:32 p.m. police arrested Rajiah Raheem Royer for possession of an unlicensed firearm, VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.
Royer was placed under arrest after he was observed throwing an object from the roadway into the bushes in Estate Frydenhoj which was later discovered to be a firearm, according to police.
Royer was held on $10,000.00 bail pending an advice of rights hearing, police said.
The VIPD said that it can always use the community’s assistance.
Anyone with information about any crime in the territory is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Bureau on St. Croix at (340) 778-2211, St. Thomas (340) 774-2211, Crimestoppers VI 1-800-222-TIPS or 911.
“We can make the Virgin Islands safer for all of us, the Information you provide may make that difference,” Dratte said.