Category: Police News

St. Thomas’ Caheem Johnson Held By Feds For Allegedly Planning To Sell Marijuana

ARRESTED: Caheem Johnson, 22, on St. Thomas. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Caheem Johnson, 22, of St. Thomas, was detained today pending further proceedings after his arrest Saturday for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, Acting U.S. Attorney, Joycelyn Hewlett said. Johnson made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller on Sunday after […]

St. Croix Native Celeste Bermudez, Former VI CARE Director, Gets 2.5 Years In Jail And Must Pay Back $458K For Theft Of Federal Funds

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez sentenced Celeste P. Bermudez, 42, of Methuen, Massachusetts, today to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release for theft of federal program funds, Acting United States Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett said. Gomez also ordered St. Croix native Bermudez to serve a concurrent sentence of […]

St. Thomas Native Jashawn Bailey Gets One Year In Prison For Having Gun With Obliterated Serial Number

SENTENCED TO ONE YEAR AND ONE DAY IN PRISON: Jashawn Bailey CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Jashawn Bailey, 30, of St. Thomas, was sentenced today to 12 months and a day in prison for possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, Acting U.S. Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett said. U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez also sentenced […]

Claude Walker Suspends Charges Against U.S. Customs Agent Who Ambushed Her Boyfriend

Vanessa Jackson is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent with friends in high places. FREDERIKSTED — Local Attorney General Claude Walker is showing his true intestinal fortitude — once again. First Walker dropped out of a national global warming lawsuit against Exxon because he said that the local government is broke. And now bowing […]

BREAKING NEWS: Puerto Rico Makes It Illegal To Smoke In Cars With Minors Present

SAN JUAN –  The U.S. commonwealth of Puerto Rico has made it a crime to smoke inside a vehicle if one of the passengers is younger than 18. The island’s Health Department said Sunday that violators will face a $250 penalty for violating the law. Officials said 10 percent of money collected from those fines […]

BREAKING BAD: When Police Cadet Went From Drug Mule To Drug Cowboy She Died

Lyana Serieux led more than a double life — times three. She was a successful: Working mother. Kmart employee. University student. Cop candidate. Drug mule. But when she morphed from drug mule to drug cowboy, her children would be grievously threatened within hours — and she herself would also be in mortal danger. Because drug […]

Body Of Lyana Serieux Found Floating In Cistern In Grove Place on Thursday After ‘Foul Odor’ Reported

REMAINS RECOVERY: St. Croix rescue workers prepare for their descent into the cistern to recover the body of Lyana Serieux, 24, on Thursday afternoon in Estate Grove Place. FREDERIKSTED — Police on St. Croix have three bodies, three crime scenes and no official suspects now that the fully-clothed body of Lyana Serieux was found floating […]

2 More St. Thomas Men Plead Guilty in McDonald’s Restaurant Shotgun Robbery

CHARLOTTE AMALIE  — A native of the Dominican Republic who claimed credit for masterminding the shotgun robbery at the Lockhart Gardens McDonald’s that left another teen dead has changed his plea to guilty. Betel Augusto Rosario Paulino, 18, of Santo Domingo, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of conspiracy to commit Hobbs […]

Amijah Charles Arrested In Connection With Contant Shooting That Went Viral

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was arrested on Tuesday and charged in two separate incidents, including a shooting last week that injured two men and went viral as a video on social media. Amijah Charles, 34, of Mariendahl, was arrested at 3:30 p.m. and charged with two counts of attempted second-degree murder, first-degree […]

Police Say That Walter Richardson Shot Himself To Death In His Home Near Altona and Welgunst On Tuesday Afternoon

DIED OF A SELF-INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND: Walter Richardson CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police said that a senior citizen killed himself near the Western Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon. Walter Richardson, 71, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his home near Altona and Welgunst, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). On Tuesday, August 2, 2017 […]