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SANTO DOMINGO — While in transit to conduct joint operations off the coast of Guyana as part of Operation Southern Cross, USCGC Stone (WMSL 758) encountered and interdicted a suspected narcotic trafficking vessel south of the Dominican Republic last week.   Having stopped the illicit activity, Stone handed off the case to

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says security personnel recovered at least 4,188 pounds of cocaine valued about $65 million in Caribbean waters last month.  CBP said on December 18, an Airborne Early Warning crew detected a  45-foot go fast vessel and coordinated with law

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas woman who allegedly struck her male significant other with a rock to the head was arrested by police on Friday, authorities said. Amose Saint Villien, 40, of Contant, was arrested at 3:53 p.m. Friday and charged with third-degree assault—domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police

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FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man who tried to run away from police on foot after his vehicle was pulled over for a routine traffic stop was arrested on drug charges Thursday, authorities said. Carl S. Cornelius, 22, of Estate Concordia West, was arrested at 6:28 p.m. Thursday and charged

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A driver who was trapped inside his burning vehicle after he lost control and crashed into a utility pole in St. Thomas has died from the injuries he sustained, authorities said. Joseph Santana, 19, of Sugar Estate, was identified by next of kin as the accident victim,

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man who told police that he had sexual intercourse with a woman he met at a party whom he knew to be inebriated has been arrested and charged with rape, authorities said. Rahmeek “OPM” Jackson, 22, of Candido Guadalupe Terrace, was arrested at 10 p.m.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works said today that Main Street will be closed between Hublot and the Grand Hotel tomorrow from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. The road closures will allow “the contractor to pressure wash and clean the newly installed Eurocobble pavers,” DPW spokeswoman Renee Exius

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CRUZ BAY — The St. John cat burglar who entered people’s homes in the wee hours of the night and stole valuables has been arrested, authorities said. Khalid Smith, 22, of Estate Bellvue, was arrested at 5:30 a.m. Thursday and charged with first-degree burglary, using a weapon during the commission of

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PHILADELPHIA — A federal appellate court has affirmed former Ranger American Guard Clement Bougouneau’s conviction, and said there is sufficient evidence to prove he stole $70,000 from an ATM on St. John two days before Hurricane Irma devastated the island. Bougouneau, 53, is currently incarcerated at the Residential Reentry Management field

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. John man was given two years in federal prison for transporting an illegal resident via ferry to St. Thomas, authorities said. Courtney Matthias was sentenced today on his conviction for transporting an illegal alien, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. U.S. District Court Judge Robert

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