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Second VITEMA Employee Arrested For Official Corruption in the Mapp Administration


         ARRESTED: Elca Anthony

FREDERIKSTED — A 35-year-old St. Croix woman was arrested on official corruption charges by the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) today.

Elca Anthony, who is employed by V.I.T.E.M.A. as a 911 dispatcher was arrested pursuant to an arrest warrant without incident at 5:06 a.m. today.

Anthony was arrested for accessory after the fact and interfering with officer discharging their duty. 

According to documentation provided by the investigating detective, Ms. Anthony text information regarding an attempted murder first degree incident  as it was unfolding allowing the suspect an opportunity to change his vehicle and elude police. 

The charging document indicates that Anthony assisted a known criminal felon (Daniel Carino), in order to prevent his apprehension by having knowledge of the type of clothing worn and vehicle operated by the suspect involved in the shooting incident that occurred December 15, 2015.  

Daniel Carino was later arrested for the attempted murder in the first degree incident and is presently detained.

Anthony’s bail was set at $50,000.00, unable to post bail she was remanded to the Golden Grove Detention Facility.  

Acting St. Croix Chief Winsbut McFarlande (Police Operations)  said that he “thank(s) the community members that have assisted with this process and ask that they continue to provide information that would improve their ability to better serve the community.”

Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Government House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

If you know of any criminal activity in the territory call the VIPD at (340) 778-2211 on St. Croix, (340) 774-2211 on St. Thomas , Crimesstoppers VI at 1-800-222-TIPS or 911.


ARRESTED FOR DUMPSITE SHOOTING IN DECEMBER 2015: Daniel Carino was allegedly aided by corrupt 911 Emergency Call Center worker Alca Anthony.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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