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St. Thomas Native Violet Babrow Home For Carnival Busted By VIPD For Pot Possession

ARRESTED: Violet Yvonne Babrow

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas native visiting Hospital Ground in time for Carnival was arrested after police said that she had “an unusual amount of marijuana on her person.”

Violet Yvonne Babrow, 56, currently of the Bronx, New York was arrested by police about 3 p.m. on Wednesday and charged with drug-possession related charges, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.

A police investigator in the case said that they were in the Hospital Ground area to serve a search warrant on the family’s residence there when they “made contact with Babrow,” according to the VIPD.

Babrow was then taken into custody at about 6:00 p.m., placed under arrest and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, police said.

On social media, Babrow said that she is a graduate of Charlotte Amalie High School (CAHS) who now lives in the New York city borough of The Bronx.

Violet Babrow was booked, processed and turned over to the Bureau of Corrections pending an advice of rights hearing.

Bail was set at $10,000.00 by order of the Magistrate of the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands.

In a related matter, Tara Babrow, 39, was accused by police of striking her sister in the face at the Criminal Investigation Bureau at the Callwood Command Zone A on Wednesday, police said.

The injured woman said that she and her sister traveled back to their family residence in Hospital Ground when Babrow fired shots at them, according to police.

Tara Babrow was placed under arrest and charged with reckless endangerment, unauthorized possession of a firearm, unauthorized possession of ammunition, third-degree assault, discharging or aiming a firearm, failing to report firearm, simple assault, and disturbing the peace.

FACEBOOK PROFILE PICTURE: Violet Babrow at home in the Bronx, New York City.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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


  1. Karma
    April 28, 2017 at 6:47 PM — Reply

    Most likely covering for her son. Good too know they have BIG drug money! I was here and I see

  2. Mzsuperwoman
    May 3, 2017 at 11:52 PM — Reply

    Seems like somebody grudge no worries V jah would guide n protect you Prayers going up

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