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VIPD: St. Croix’s Misaela Melendez Arrested For Allegedly Slashing The Face Of Another Woman In A Local Nightclub

ARRESTED: Miseala Melendez of F’sted

FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix woman was arrested over the weekend on charges that she “slashed” the face of another woman in a local nightclub.

Misaela Melendez,22, of Frederiksted was arrested by member of the Criminal Investigation Bureau on Saturday based on a bench warrant issued by a Superior court Magistrate charging her with third-degree assault, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.

On May 13, 2017, Melendez allegedly slashed the face of a female in a local nightclub, the VIPD said.

Her bail was set at $40,000.00 as per chart. Unable to post bail, she was remanded to the Golden Grove Corrections Detention Center pending an advice of rights hearing.

On social media, Melendez says that she is from Frederiksted, St. Croix.

To hear how police characterized the arrest of Melendez in an official press release read by VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte press play below:

Anyone with any information about these crimes is asked to please contact the VIPD at (340) 778-2211 or Criminal Investigation Bureau you can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1 (800)222-8477 or 911.

PARTY TIME: Misaela Melendez and friends on St. Croix via Facebook.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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