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Search Warrant of SUV Nets Omari Poree for Illegal Gun Possession Charge on St. Croix

KINGSHILL -— A St. Croix man who is accused of a reckless endangerment incident that occurred five months ago has been arrested by police.

Omari S. Poree, 24 of Mon Bijou, was served with a search warrant by detectives from the Criminal Investigation Bureau at about 6:27 a.m. on Wednesday.

The warrant allowed police to search Poree’s grey SUV and when they did, they found an unlicensed firearm in the vehicle, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

At that point, Poree was arrested and charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm, according to the VIPD.

Unable to post bail of $25,000, Poree was brought to the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility where he was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections (BOC).

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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