St. Croix Woman Who Beat ‘Friend,’ Stole Her Car And Crashed It, Arrested: VIPD
FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix woman who allegedly beat another woman, stole her car — and then crashed it last month — was arrested on Thursday afternoon, authorities said.
Milagros Peguero, 39, of Queen Street, Frederiksted, was arrested at 2:46 p.m. Thursday and charged with 1st Degree Assault, Aggravated Assault & Battery, 2nd Degree Robbery, Unauthorized Use of the Vehicle, and Destruction of Property, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
“On July 18, Peguero allegedly physically assaulted a female victim near the corner of King Street and Market Street, Frederiksted,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “Following the assault, she left the area in the victim’s vehicle, and was involved in a collision, causing damages.”
Bail for Peguero was set at $75,000. Unable to post bail, she was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending an advice-of-rights hearing.
Some of the comments on social media today took issue with the use of the word “friend” in the headline.
“You must treat all people as you wish to be treated, Jehovah God’s 2nd Commandment orders us to love our neighbors as ourself,” Joanne Saunders said in the “St. Croix Sync Tank” on Facebook. “What happened?” (aghast and angry emojis).
“Friend?” Linda Halleman Hollingsworth asked.
“That’s not her friend,” Nena Peguero replied to Linda Halleman Hollingsworth.
All individuals listed as arrested or charged with a crime in this report are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.