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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A woman told police that she was raped at knifepoint in St. Thomas — and to add insult to injury — after being sexually assaulted the man stole a vehicle on the property as well. On December 27, 2016, at roughly 7:58 a.m., police traveled to the

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SAN JUAN – Authorities in Puerto Rico say a carnival worker from New Jersey has died after being hit by a ride at a temporary amusement park in the U.S. territory. Police said late Tuesday that 59-year-old Jerry Green was operating a pendulum ride called “Skyfall” when he was hit.

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 ARRESTED: Akil Smith of Estate Tutu CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three St. Thomas natives were arrested as part of a police initiative to get guns off the streets over the holidays. On Monday, December 26, 2016 about 3:45 a.m., Kisho Gumbs 24 of Paul M. Pearson Gardens, Akil Smith 24 of

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IN CUSTODY: MICHAEL ORTIZ FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man wanted for the rape of of his own 14-year-old daughter turned himself into police without incident early Christmas Eve morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). On December 24, 2016 about 2:30 a.m, Michael Ortiz, 30, turned himself

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WANTED: Michael Ortiz FREDERIKSTED — Police need your help tonight to find a St. Croix man who they say raped a 14-year-old girl. On December 23, 2016, at approximately 1:58 a. m. the 911 Emergency Call Center received a complaint in reference to a rape case. Police were dispatched to

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ARRESTED: Craig Francis of St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas native who police said was mentally ill attacked his mother at the apartment they shared and eventually beat her to death early today, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). Craig Francis, 40, of Amalie Terrace was

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FREDERIKSTED – Local police will be patrolling St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix roadways on Christmas weekend and cracking down on aggressive and drunken driving as part of a nation-wide initiative to reduce traffic injuries and deaths. Operation C.A.R.E. – or Combined Accident Reduction Effort – Lifesaver Weekend runs

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ARRESTED: Simon Hodge of St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On December 20, 2016, at about 9:07 p.m., police patrol units from Richard Callwood Command traveled to the Havensight area after a citizen reported a disturbance at Smoking Rooster Sports Bar, according to police. The Investigation Units traveled to the area

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Sen. Marvin Blyden (left) and Lt. Gov. Potter greet the new grads. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) graduated a new class of recruits on Monday. The commencement exercise was held at the SFC Leonard B. Francis Armory in Estate Nazareth St. Thomas where sixteen Peace Officers

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 52-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested after police said that he burglarized a home in Rock City, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). On December 18, 2016, Laxton Herbert was arrested and charged with Attempted Burglary and Destruction of Property after investigation revealed that

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