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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents arrested one Puerto Rican boat captain for attempting to smuggle more than $100,000 in cash by sea to St. Thomas. Blas Sebastian Panzardi Davila of San Juan, appeared Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller for an initial appearance after his

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FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix senator made a site visit to the Police Athletic League’s headquarters in Estate Whim to do an assessment of the condition of the property on Friday. Senator Javan James met with VIPD officer Roland Richardson and Renholdt “Rookie” Jackson at PAL’s headquarters to discuss pending

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FREDERIKSTED — A former Medicaid eligibility supervisor for the Virgin Islands Human Services Department was charged Friday with lying on government forms to obtain Medicaid benefits that she was not eligible to receive, according to a warrant for her arrest. Kathleen M. Gussie was charged with embezzlement by a public

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Scammers are always finding new ways to steal your money and personal information by exploiting your fears. The most effective way to defeat scammers is to know how to identify the fraud attempts, and to ignore suspicious calls and emails. One common tactic scammers use is posing as federal agents

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CHRISTIANSTED — Police announced that a suspect was arrested today in the brutal slaying of a Sion Farm man in a bank parking lot on Tuesday morning. Rajah Caul, 23, of Company Street, Christiansted was arrested at 7:05 a.m. today on a warrant issued by the Superior Court of the

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CHRISTIANSTED — Police are investigating the discovery of a body found floating in the waters near the Christiansted Wharf last night. The 911 Emergency Call Center got a call at 9:09 p.m. from a concerned citizen that a body was floating in the water along the Christiansted Wharf, the Virgin

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man admitted in federal court to smuggling 11 pounds of marijuana into the territory last year, authorities said. Trevon Richards, 31, of Charlotte Amalie, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller and pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute less

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SAN JUAN — The man being sought in the killing of three police officers is the person recently found shot to death with a cardboard sign on his chest declaring him guilty, Puerto Rican authorities announced Wednesday. Officials said they did not yet know who fatally shot the suspect, identified

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MIAMI — V.I. Police Department officer and V.I. National Guardsman Shakim Mike was aboard a chartered jet laden with at least 724 pounds of cocaine when it touched down in Opa-Locka, Florida on Tuesday night. Florida federal prosecutors have charged two Virgin Islands police officers and four others with drug

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SAN JUAN — Three police officers were killed and a fourth was injured Monday near Puerto Rico’s capital following a carjacking, authorities said. Two of the dead officers were shot dead point blank range and the third was run over, Agent José Catalano told The Associated Press. The incident occurred

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