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VIPD: St. Croix’s Karim Jordan Accused of Breaking Into Girlfriend’s Apartment While Her Children Were Home

ARRESTED: Karim Jordan on St. Croix accused of second-degree burglary.

FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man is accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment while her two minor children were present in the household.

On July 13, 2017, at approximately 6:50 a.m., an adult female reported that Karim Jordan, 37, broke into her apartment while she and her two minor children were home, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.

He gained entry to her apartment by damaging the louvers on one of her windows, inserting his hand through the damaged window and attempting to unlock the sliding glass door, according to the VIPD.

She also told police that he entered into her apartment on July 12, 2017 while she was out and when she returned to her residence on July 12, 2017, at approximately 8:09 p.m., she observed Jordan inside her residence. Jordan had no permission to enter her residence.

The victim has a permanent restraining order against Jordan.

37- year-old Karim Jordan was placed under arrest for second-degree burglary-domestic violence.

He was remanded to the Golden Grove Detention Center pending an advice of rights hearing.

On social media, Jordan says that he attended CornerStone Christian Academy in Post Falls, Idaho. He counts as one of his friends on Facebook prominent St. Croix Republican Herb Schoenbohm.

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

OLD PICTURE: Karim Jordan uses a picture that is at least 10 years old to represent what he looks like on Facebook. Jordan says that he is a devout Christian who attended CornerStone Christian Academy in Post Falls, Idaho.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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