Category: Police News

3 More Crew Members of La Gran Tormenta Plead Guilty To Cocaine Smuggling

CHRISTIANSTED — Three more members of a Venezuelan fishing boat — including the vessel’s captain — have pleaded guilty to their roles in smuggling 124 pounds of cocaine to St. Croix. Vincent Mata Anyelo, 23, Alfer Rodriguez Boadas, 24, and Jhonny Rodriguez Rodriguez, 29, three of eleven Venezuelan nationals apprehended at sea off the coast […]

Coast Guard Searches For Missing Man Just Off ‘La Poza del Obispo’ Beach in Arecibo

SAN JUAN — Coast Guard air and surface units continue search efforts Wednesday for a 23-year-old man in the waters just off “La Poza del Obispo” in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Missing is Harold Carrion Butter, from Arecibo, who was last seen at approximately 9 p.m. Tuesday standing on the rocks just off the water. He was […]

‘King Craig’ Ignores Judge’s Order, Smoking Pot As He Paraded Around St. Thomas Gallivanting With His Girlfriend And A Gun

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man wearing a GPS bracelet was caught by police gallivanting around St. Thomas, smoking pot as he drove with his girlfriend and a gun, defying a judge’s order forbidding his movement, authorities said. Members of the Virgin Islands Police Department Operation Gridlock Task Force were conducting Traffic Enforcement on the Rhymer […]

Felon Tells Feds AR-15 Under His Bed Was From Lady Who Told Him He Was ‘Good With His Hands’

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A convicted felon with the building blocks of an AR-15 under his bed told the feds that an “unknown woman” gave him the gun as a present because he is “good with his hands.” Desi Henry, Jr., 29, of St. Thomas, was detained by U.S. Magistrate Ruth Miller following his arrest on […]

Glass Installer From Puerto Rico Accused of Breaking Glass Items In Fiancé ‘s Apartment

CHRISTIANSTED — A Puerto Rico native is behind bars after he threw his fiancé’s cell phone, smashing it and cracking her TV set, authorities said. Hector M. Nieves, 32, of Golden Rock, was arrested at 9:12 p.m. Monday and charged with destruction of other property—domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. The 911 Emergency […]

17-Year-Old Charged As An Adult With Armed Carjacking, Robbery-Theft 

FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix minor will be tried as an adult for his involvement in an armed carjacking in Two Williams two months ago, authorities said. Nyssiah Charllie Calderon, 17, was arrested at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and charged with first-degree robbery, unauthorized use of vehicle, grand Larceny, first-degree assault, and third-degree assault, the Virgin Islands […]

Suspect Arrested For String of Robberies, Carjacking, After CIB Investigation: VIPD

KINGSHILL — A task force comprised of officers with the Criminal Investigation Bureau and Special Operation Bureau executed a search and arrest warrant on Isaac Frontal at his residence in Barren Spot at 5:00 a.m. today.  A police investigation revealed that Frontal was involved in a series of robberies that occurred on July 31, 2021, including of […]

Man Wanted For Attempted Murder In Barren Spot Drive-By Shooting Surrenders

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man wanted for attempted murder in drive-by shooting of two men in Barren Spot late last year has turned himself in. Tyrique Parris, 18, was arrested today and charged with first-degree attempted murder, possession of a dangerous weapon during a crime of violence and aiming & discharging a firearm, the Virgin […]

Coast Guard Takes 11 Dominicans Back To Hispaniola After Illegal Voyage To PR

SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Doyle repatriated 11 male nationals to the Dominican Republic Sunday, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage in Mona Passage waters near Puerto Rico.  One other Dominican man interdicted in the group remains in Puerto Rico to face federal prosecution on charges of attempted illegal re-entry into […]

VIPD Releases Official Mugshot of Spitting Suspect Luisa Navarro

FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department has released an official mugshot of Luisa Navarro, who was accused of spitting on a police officer to protest the arrest of her father. VIPD Communications Director Glen Dratte forwarded a picture of Luisa Navarro at 4:11 p.m. Monday. The Virgin Islands Free Press requested a photo on Thursday June […]