CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A North Carolina man drowned off the southeastern coast of St. Thomas on Wednesday morning, authorities said. Matthew Brown, 62, was identified as the man who drowned off of Buck Island, St. Thomas, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. About 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, the Major Crime
ORLANDO — Three U.S. Virgin Islands men are in custody for a fatal shooting of a man in the downtown area of the third largest city in Florida last month. Jahkeel Daiquon O’Neil, 21; Jahkiel Shaquille “Ayee Flea Dehdan” Gumbs of St. Croix, 24; and De’Ondre “Deo” Simmonds of St.
FREDERIKSTED — Police said a St. Croix man was shot to death in Estate Campo Rico on Saturday afternoon. Kaelan Finney, 24, was found dead after emergency 911 dispatchers received a call about 4:15 p.m. on Saturday from a concerned citizen about a “shots fired” and a “man down” in
SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico police have arrested the stepdaughter of a woman killed last month in a drive-by shooting while in her car with her two biological daughters, authorities said. Police said Wednesday that 29-year-old Keishla Pérez was charged with first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. William
CHRISTIANSTED — Three men were arrested after police attempted to make a routine traffic stop on the bypass but instead were led on a high-speed chase of a car that crashed into a truck. One woman in a luxury vehicle was seriously injured when her car could not stop after
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man living on the U.S. mainland was arrested with 4.8 ounces of cocaine in his luggage here, authorities said. Aubrey Meyers, of Charlotte Amalie, was charged with possession of cocaine, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. The court filings allege that Meyers purchased a
CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix parolee who beat and choked his girlfriend while on supervised release got an additional two years in prison from a federal judge, authorities said. Jimmy Davis, 41, of Frederiksted, had his supervised release revoked and was sentenced to 24 months incarceration, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two men, a Dominican and a Venezuelan, were charged in federal court with trying to bring 11 pounds of cocaine into the region, authorities said. Pedro Ramos-Guerra and Carlos Alberto Cuevas-Almonte were charged in a Bill of Indictment returned by a Grand Jury on November 21 with
CHRISTIANSTED — Alma Winkfield of St. Croix has been selected by AARP for its most prestigious award because she paved the way for the first bike path in the territory. The 2019 AARP Virgin Islands Andrus Award for Community Service will be given to Winkfield next week on St. Thomas,
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At least 250 residents of the Bovoni and Paul M. Pearson Garden Housing communities were presented with turkeys this week on St. Thomas. Alpine Securities USVI, one of the territory’s leading Economic Development Authority beneficiaries has been giving back to the community in various ways throughout the