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VIPD: St. Croix Man Romeo Beazer Jr Arrested For Illegal Gun Possession After Running A Red Light

    ARRESTED: Romeo Beazer Jr.

FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man who ran a red light and was interviewed by police was found to have an illegal firearm in his SUV.

Police from the Special Operations Bureau on patrol observed a vehicle travelling from west to east on the Melvin Evans Highway in the vicinity of the St. Croix Alumina Plant, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).

The driver of a Red Mitsubishi SUV ran the red light at the Clifton Hill Intersection; the Officers then conducted a traffic stop and recovered a 9mm firearm in the vehicle. Romeo A. Beazer Jr., 23, was arrested and charged for Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, unable to post bail Beazer was remanded to Golden Grove Detention Facility pending his advice of rights hearing, the VIPD said.

The arrest is part of Joint Operation of Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s Executive Order placing Peace Officers on Active Duty with the VIPD.

The VIPD said that it cannot make arrests without your information coming forward. Please call VIPD in St Thomas at (340) 774 2211, on St Croix (340) 778 2211 Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or 911.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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