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Florida Man With Long Criminal History Confesses To String Of Burglaries In Charlotte Amalie Town: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A report of a person burglarizing a sports bar on Main Street St. Thomas last Friday morning led police to a man who confessed to “several crimes all involving burglaries.”

Vaughn Lee Mchargue, 51, of Port St. Lucie, Florida was arrested Wednesday and charged with third-degree burglary, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

Florida mugshot of Vaughn Lee Mchargue.

The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to Sharky’s Sports Bar on Dronnigens Gade at 6 a.m. Wednesday, according to the VIPD.

“VIPD officers contacted the Criminal Investigation Bureau because they recognized the Caucasian male known as Vaughn who is known for burglaries in the town area,” police said. “The male who is known as Mr. Vaughn Lee Mchargue gave a confession to several crimes all involving burglaries.”

Acting on a tip, police caught up with Mchargue at the Tipsy Turtle located at the Veterans Drive Annex, where he was arrested.

In his arrest report, Mchargue is listed as “homeless.” The date of offense is listed as November 27.

According to Florida prison records, Mchargue was born on December 26, 1968. He was released from prison in 2018.

This case is currently under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 715-5551, the St. Thomas police chief’s office, or you can contact Detective Brian Bedminster (340) 774-2211 extension 5608 or the paying anonymous tip line Crimestoppers USVI at (800) 222-8477.

Mchargue has a long criminal history in St. Lucie and Indian River, Florida involving fraudulent check writing, burglaries, trafficking in stolen property, felony DUI and grand theft auto, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.

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