Homeless Man Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Tools From Parked Vehicle: VIPD
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A homeless man was arrested by police detectives on St. Thomas after he allegedly stole tools out of a parked vehicle in Subbase this weekend — the crime was captured on surveillance video, authorities said.
Jon Strain, 53, of no fixed address was arrested about 2 p.m. on Friday and charged with grand larceny, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
“Strain was caught on surveillance video removing several tools from a vehicle parked in Subbase,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.
Bail for Strain was set at $20,000. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the custody of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections (BOC) pending an advice-of-rights hearing.
This case is currently under active investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB).
Anyone with any information regarding this crime is urged to contact 911, Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 ext. 5579 or Crime Stoppers USVI at 1 (800) 222-8477.