Category: At VIFreep

St. Croix Man Shot Dead At Harvey Project Today: VIPD

KINGSHILL — A St. Croix man was shot and killed today in a shootout at Bethlehem Village-Harvey Project. Jorge Luis Saldana, 24, of Aureo Diaz Heights was positively identified by next of kin as the deceased, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to Bethlehem Village at 9:40 a.m. […]

NHC Monitoring 2 Waves, 1 In Caribbean 1 Coming Off Africa

MIAMI — A disturbance nearing the Caribbean Sea today could see some more development in the next few days. Forecasters are also eyeing a tropical wave expected to move off the coast of Africa soon. The National Hurricane Center said both systems have a zero percent chance of formation in the next 48 hours and […]

Brave Employees Unmask 1 Armed Robber At Wharfside Village St. John

CRUZ BAY — Brave employees fought back against two armed robbers in St. John early Monday and were able to unmask and positively identify one of the suspects, authorities said. Lee Christian, 21, of St. John, was arrested at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday and charged with first-degree robbery, possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, first-degree assault and third-degree assault, the Virgin Islands Police […]

Coast Guard Rescues 6 Fishermen From Boat Near Cabo Rojo

SAN JUAN — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez rescued six men from a fishing vessel that was taking on water Sunday, about 18 nautical miles west of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. The men, who were all wearing lifejackets, had gone out on a recreational fishing voyage when the 27-foot fishing vessel […]

Second Man Arrested For Aiding In Theft of Items From Self-Storage In St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who helped another suspect in removing property from self-storage and then re-selling it has been re-arrested on related charged, authorities said. Bradley Maxwell, 44, of St. Thomas, was arrested Monday and charged with conspiracy to commit larceny, compounding crime and aiding and abetting, the Virgin Islands Police Department […]

Donoe Truck Driver Who Stole Items From Self-Storage For Re-sale Re-Arrested

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Donoe truck driver who was arrested last year after allegedly stealing items from a self-storage business and re-selling them has been re-arrested on related charges, authorities said. Chandler “Frenchy” Heath, 31, of Grandview Apartments was arrested Tuesday on conspiracy to commit grand larceny, grand larceny, obtaining money by false pretense and […]

Help Police Find Balding Suspect Wanted For Assault On St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE —  Police need your help today to find a St. Thomas man wanted for assault. Louie P. Vaccaro, 51, of New York is wanted for questioning about a third-degree assault incident, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.  Vaccaro is a white male who is partially bald with an extremely low haircut. He stands […]

Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting 12-Year-Old Girl In His Household

FREDERIKSTED  —  A family member walked into police headquarters this weekend and told police that a St. Croix man sexually assaulted a pre-teenage girl in their household. Isaac Belardo, 20, was arrested Saturday and charged first-degree aggravated rape-domestic violence and first-degree unlawful sexual contact, the Virgin Islands Police Department. A citizen walked into the Wilbur […]

2 Dead, 16 Rescued After Human Trafficking Event Goes Awry at Haulover Bay

CRUZ BAY —  Two immigrants drowned after a vessel dropped off eighteen nationals of multiple countries at Haulover Bay in St. John during the early hours Sunday morning, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. A female adult originally listed as missing was confirmed dead after her body was found on Sunday afternoon.  Police Commissioner Ray Martinez […]

Woman Who Stole 3 Checks And Cashed 2 of Them Arrested

CRUZ BAY —  A St. John woman who allegedly stole three checks and cashed two of them for $2,000 was charged with multiple crimes, authorities said. Daliqua Moses, 24, was arrested and charged with grand larceny, obtaining money by false pretenses and forgery, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. On Wednesday, August 15, 2022, the […]