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WANTED BY VIPD: ‘Armed And Dangerous’ Raydin Ortiz For Simple Assault On St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 25-year-old Dominican native who is described by police as being “armed and dangerous” is wanted in connection with a domestic violence incident near Altona last month.

Raydin Ortiz of the Dominican Republic is wanted for questioning in a simple assault case that occurred at the Starz Hotel in Charlotte Amalie West on June 15, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

VIPD photo of Raydin Ortiz

“Ortiz is known to be armed, dangerous and frequents the area of Contant.and Scott Free areas,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.

Ortiz is an Hispanic male with a brown complexion, brown eyes and a slim build. He stands 5-feet, 8-inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds, Dratte said.

Because Ortiz is known to be armed and dangerous the general public is urged not to approach him if seen.

But if you see him please notify 911,  the Domestic Violence Unit at (340) 774-2211 Ext 5536 or (340) 715-5536 or the anonymous tip line Crimestoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). 

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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

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