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Man Who Broke Into Apartment Complex And Started Beating Occupants Is Arrested

CHARGED: Enrique Velasquez, 27, of Paradise Mills on St. Croix.

FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man who broke into a Grove Place apartment and started beating some of the people he found inside has been arrested on a warrant three months after the fact, authorities said.

Enrique Velasquez, 27, of Paradise Mills was arrested at 8:08 a.m. today and charged with first-degree burglary, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“Velasquez allegedly entered an apartment in St. Croix Mutual Homes without permission and assaulted the occupants on January 28,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

Bail for Velasquez was was set at $75,000 bail. Failing to post bail, he was remanded to the custody of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections pending an advice-of-rights hearing.

All individuals listed as arrested or charged with a crime in this report are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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