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71-Year-Old Drug Dealer Arrested In Traffic Stop At Miss Bea Road On East End: VIPD

CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands (Anti)-Crime Initiative (VICI), originally employed by Commissioner Trevor A. Velinor during the last quarter of 2019, has yielded positive results in the most recent implementation of Phase Two, Part Two.

During the first few weeks of VICI Part Two, three firearms were confiscated from the streets.  As of this week, the following arrests were recorded as part of the VICI Phase Two, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

CHARGED: Jalon Joseph, 21, of Estate All For The Better, St. Croix.

On August 19 about 5:34 p.m., Jalon Joseph,21, of All For The Better was arrested and charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm, after a firearm was found during a traffic stop on the East End Road, in Estate Shoys.

CHARGED: Bomani Hanley, 29, of Estate Rattan, St. Croix

Shortly after Joseph’s arrest, Bomani Hanley, 29, of Estate Rattan, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute during a traffic stop on the East End Road in Estate Shoys. Hanley was found with narcotics in his possession.

Miss Bea Road in Estate Green Cay, St. Croix

On August 20, about 4:40 p.m., Barry Bradford, 71, of Green Cay, was placed under arrest and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, after narcotics were found in his vehicle and on his person during a traffic stop on the East End Road, in the vicinity of Miss Bea Road.

VIPD mugshot of Barry Bradford, 71, of Estate Green Cay

Chief Sidney Elskoe applauds the efforts of the men and women of the Virgin Islands Police Department for their dedication to duty as they work diligently to reduce violent crime in the territory.

The Chief also thanks the general public as there has been an increase in Crime Stoppers tips to the 1-800-222-TIPS number. Citizens can be confident that when they call 1-800-222-TIPS, the phone is answered outside the territory, and no one can tell who is calling.

“Remember, if you see something, say something,” Chief Elskoe said.

Miss Bea Road is the entrance to Estate Green Cay where Candle Reef Condominiums are located.
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