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Homeless Who Man Stole Items From Vessel On U.S. Coast Guard Dock Arrested

CHARGED: Desmond E. Walwyn, 63, of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A homeless man who allegedly took items off a boat docked at the U.S. Coast Guard dock near Frenchtown in mid-June was arrested on Tuesday evening, authorities said.

Desmond E. Walwyn, 63, of Charlotte Amalie, was arrested at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday and charged with third degree burglary, grand larceny, unlawful entry, and destruction of property, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“Walwyn was identified as one of the individuals who removed items from a vessel docked near the U.S. Coast Guard dock on Veteran’s Drive on June 12,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

US Coast Guard Ship docked in Charlotte Amalie Harbor on St. Thomas.

Bail for Walwyn was set at $20,000. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the custody of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections pending an advice- of-rights hearing.

This case is currently under active investigation.

Anyone having any information about this crime please contact police by calling 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) at (340) 714-9801, or the paying anonymous tip line Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-8477.

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