Category: Police News

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 […]

Man Tagged For DUI Works As A ‘Health Coordinator’ For FEMA

FREDERIKSTED — The man arrested in connection to a DUI incident this weekend works as a “health coordinator” for FEMA, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Andre Gregory Ettienne, 49, of Hannah’s Rest told police that he is employed for the Federal Emergency Management Agency in that capacity. Etienne explained to arresting officers who […]

FEMA ‘Health Coordinator’ Who Passed Out At The Wheel of His SUV Charged With DUI

FREDERIKSTED — A FEMA “health coordinator” on St. Croix faces a DUI charge after allegedly passing out behind the wheel early Friday on Grove Place Road near The Market in Estate Plessen, authorities said. Andre G. Ettienne, 49, of Hannah’s Rest, was arrested at 12:34 a.m. Friday and charged with driving under the influence of […]

St. Croix Woman Arrested In Florida On Elderly Abuse Charges

KINGSHILL —  A woman in Florida was arrested based on a Virgin Islands Superior Court warrant accusing her and a co-defendant of financial fraud and exploitation of an elderly man on St. Croix between 2018 & 2019, Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George said.Lissette Algarin-Felix, 52, waived an extradition hearing held in Florida and will […]

Man Who Strangled His Girlfriend 2 Weeks Ago Arrested Today

FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man who allegedly strangled his girlfriend at Lorraine Village two weeks ago was arrested by police late this morning, authorities said. Eliezer Martinez, 26, of Grove Place, was arrested at 11:55 a.m. and charged with second-degree assault, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “Mr. Martinez was arrested for strangling and […]

Repeat Offender Wanted By VIPD For Burglary In St. John

CRUZ BAY —  Police need your help to find a man wanted for a burglary in St. John. Jamari Gumbs, 18, is wanted for questioning by the VIPD’s Criminal Investigation Bureau. Gumbs is a black male with brown eyes, black hair and a dark complexion. He stands 5-feet, 8-inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds. […]

Help Police Find Mwanga Audain Wanted For Reckless Endangerment

FREDERIKSTED — Police need your help to find a St. Croix man wanted for reckless endangerment. Mwanga “Wanga” Audain, 40, is wanted for questioning by the VIPD’s Criminal Investigation Bureau. Audain is a black male with hazel eyes, black hair, a brown complexion and a medium build. He stands 6-feet, 2-inches tall and weighs about […]

Help Police Find 2 Missing Twin Brothers Last Seen In Princesse

CHRISTIANSTED — Police need your help to find two St. Croix twin minors who have been missing since early this morning. William and Joseph Justin, each 13, were last seen today at 2:30 a.m. at their home at #102 A La Grande Princesse, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. The Justin Brothers are black males […]

Help Police Find Merika Scafe Missing For 7 Days On St. Croix

FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department needs the help of the community to locate a missing minor who has been missing on St. Croix for seven days. Merika Scafe, 17, was last seen on August 8, 2022, at around 9:00 p.m., at her home at #1082 Williams Delight, Frederiksted, according to the VIPD. Scafe […]