Category: Crime News

Coast Guard Takes 68 Haitian Survivors To Mayaguez After Deadly Illegal Voyage

SAN JUAN — Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier completed the transport of 68 Haitian survivors to Mayaguez, Puerto Rico Friday, who were abandoned offshore of Mona Island by smugglers Thursday morning. Among the survivors, there are two minors.  Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action marine units also transported five deceased persons to the […]

Coast Guard Hands Off 36 Dominicans To A D.R. Navy Vessel

SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos repatriated 36 Dominicans to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Friday, following the interdiction of two separate illegal voyages in Mona Passage waters near Puerto Rico. The interdictions are the result of ongoing local and federal multi-agency efforts in support of the Caribbean Border Interagency Group CBIG. The […]

V.I. Office of Highway Safety Gives Intoximeter Training, Certification For VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Office of Highway Safety’s (VIOHS) Police Traffic Services Program provided Intoximeter Training and Certification for 14 members of the VIPD Traffic Investigative Bureau. The EC/IR II Intoximeter instrument that the VIPD Traffic Investigative Bureau uses during field sobriety testing measures the alcohol content of a person’s breath, especially in cases […]

5 Dead, 68 Haitians Rescued From Waters Near Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN — At least five Haitian migrants drowned and 68 others were rescued Thursday after a suspected human smuggling boat dropped the group off in waters near an uninhabited island west of Puerto Rico, officials said. The incident is the latest in a string of deadly voyages across the northern Caribbean carrying mostly Haitian […]

VIPD Begins First Phase of Body-Worn Camera Program 

FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department announced today it is launching the first phase of its Body-Worn Camera Program. VIPD Patrol Officers will now be equipped with body-worn cameras (BWCs) for law enforcement operations.   This program will allow officers to record enforcement and investigative encounters between the police and the public. These cameras will provide an objective record of encounters, simplify review of events […]

Jury Finds Malik Iles Guilty of Murder

KINGSHILL — A Superior Court judge found 22-year-old Malik Iles guilty of murder for a shooting on January 11, 2020, that left 34-year-old Ray Thomas dead.The trial before Judge Douglas Brady began on Monday in Superior Court on St,Croix. On Wednesday, the Defendant was found guilty on five counts of a seven-countInformation: Murder in Second […]

Photo of Liquor Store Shooting Victim Angel Diaz

CHRISTIANSTED — Police held a press conference and named the three St. Croix men who were shot and killed near a liquor store-vape shop near a La Grande Princesse gas station on Tuesday night. The victims were positively identified by next of kin as 41-year-old Muhammad Asad, 28-year-old Adil Idheileh, and 60-year-old Angel Diaz, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Members […]

Police Identify Triple Homicide Victims

CHRISTIANSTED — Police held a press conference and named the three St. Croix men who were shot and killed near a liquor-smoke shop across the street from a gas station on Tuesday night. The victims were positively identified by next of kin as 41-year-old Muhammad Asad, 28-year-old Adil Idheileh, and 60-year-old Angel Diaz, the Virgin Islands Police […]

Coast Guard Ends Search For Teen Off ‘La Poza del Obispo’ Beach

SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard suspended the search for a 19-year-old male in the waters just off ‘La Poza del Obispo’ in Arecibo, Puerto Rico Tuesday night. Still missing is Brian Cortéz Torres, from Barceloneta, who reportedly was on the rocks with his friend, Kadier Rivera Maldonado, when a heavy swell swept them both into […]

Titan Gas Station Shooting Claims 3 Male Victims: VIPD

CHRISTIANSTED — Virgin Islands Police continue to investigate after three males were shot dead at a gas station in La Grande Princesse last night. Police investigators have scheduled a press conference for today at 11:00 a.m. in Castle Coakley to discuss the triple homicide. The 911 Emergency Call Center received calls of discharging of shots at […]