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Animal Abuse Is A Crime On Every Island In The USVI, VIPD Says 
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FREDERISTED — The VIPD takes animal neglect and abuse very seriously. Animal Cruelty and abuse is a criminal offense and is treated with utmost importance by the VI Police Department.  This applies to all animals, not only dogs and cats, but includes birds, chickens, horses and farm animals.  Any person who

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St. Croix Woman Arrested For Fleeing Territory 2 Years Ago For Simple Assault 
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CHRISTIANSTED — Nishma Lee Matta Lopez turned herself into police Tuesday regarding a 2020 arrest warrant that was issued by Superior Court Magistrate Miguel Camacho, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Nishman Lee Matta Lopez was charged with simple assault & battery, according to the VIPD. On July 15, 2020, Ms. Lopez 29-years-old, and her

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Help Police Find Erron Wallace Wanted For Burglary, Assault On St. Croix: VIPD
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FREDERIKSTED — Police need your help to find a St. Croix man wanted for questioning on a series of charges, authorities said. Erron R. Wallace, 28, of Concordia West, is wanted for first-degree burglary, third-degree assault, simple assault & battery and possession of a dangerous weapon, the Virgin Islands Police

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Coast Guard Seizes $11.7 Million In Cocaine, Transfers 6 Suspected Smugglers To San Juan
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SAN JUAN — Coast Guard Cutter’s Joseph Tezanos and Heriberto Hernandez crews offloaded approximately 1,289 pounds of cocaine and transferred custody of six suspected smugglers at Coast Guard Base San Juan Monday, following two separate vessel interdictions near Puerto Rico. These interdictions are the result of multi-agency efforts involving the

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Previously Removed Dominican Republic Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Re-Entering The USA
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CHRISTIANSTED — A previously-deported Dominican Republic national who used a fake ID to try to board a flight from St. Croix to Florida has admitted to his guilt in federal court, authorities said. Reynaldo Mejia-Mejia, of Santo Domingo, pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court before Magistrate Judge George Cannon,

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Virgin Islands Assistant U.S. Attorney Receives Prestigious Justice Department Award
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Assistant United States Attorney Adam F. Sleeper has been awarded an Attorney General’s Award by the United States Department of Justice for Outstanding Contributions by a New Employee. “The Annual Attorney General’s Awards recognize Department of Justice employees for theirextraordinary contributions to the rule of law and

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Help Police Find Missing Minor Samijah Leerdam of Mariendahl on St. Thomas
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The VIPD is actively searching for 12-year-old Samijah Leerdam of Estate  Mariendahl. She attends the Bertha C. Boshulte middle school.  Her father reported his daughter Samijah Leerdam was last seen at her home at around 1:00 a.m., on Monday, April 18, 2022, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. 

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Help Police Find Eduviges Mercedes Amparo Missing On St. Thomas Since Good Friday
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police need your help to find a woman who has been missing on St. Thomas since Friday evening. Eduviges Mercedes Amparo, was last seen at her residence, located in the Market Square area of St. Thomas at about 5:30 p.m. Friday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

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FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix woman told police her ex-boyfriend used a knife to hold her prisoner in his apartment — despite desperate pleas to him over the course of “several hours” to let her go. Kareem Edwards, 39, of Cane Carlton, was arrested Saturday and charged with false imprisonment

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Man Who Stole Child From Mother Wanted For Burglary; Considered Armed, Dangerous
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FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man who allegedly took possession of his child without the court’s permission is wanted by police. The Criminal Investigations Bureau, Domestic Violence Unit is looking for Malik Rohlsen. Rohlsen, 23, is wanted for first-degree burglary-domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. On Saturday April

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