Category: Police News

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 […]

Bodies Of 2 Boys Believed To Be From The Serieux Family Discovered By Landscaper Near Halfpenny Bay Beach

HAPPY FAMILY: Jordan Serieux, 10, (left back) Jeremiah Serieux, 5, (middle) and Lyana Serieux, 24, pose during happier times on St. Croix. The two boys were found partially decomposed near the entrance to a South Shore beach late this morning — between Catherine’s Rest and Halfpenny Bay. CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix landscaper discovered the […]

Gov. Mapp Chooses AT&T To Interface With Public Safety, Fire Services In USVI

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The territory is leading the way to modernize communications for its public safety community, according to a statement from Government House. Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced his decision today to accept the FirstNet and AT&T plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the territory’s public safety community, helping first responders save lives and protect communities. “The United States Virgin […]

Grenadan Murderer Rapist Kathron ‘Cuchi’ Fortune To Face Justice For Brutal Killing Of French Woman in French St. Martin

MARIGOT, St. Martin — An immigrant from Grenada will be accused in court of the brutal rape and murder of a woman who moved from the mainland of France to this tiny twin island in the Caribbean. Kathron “Cuchi” Fortune, 39, convicted of another murder and detained in Pointe Blanche prison on the Dutch side […]

Police Say 24-Year-Old Lyana Serieux Has Been Missing Along With Her Two Children On St. Croix Since Friday

MISSING: Lyana Serieux, 24, and her two male children Jordan, 10, and Jeremiah, 5. FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) is asking for the public’s help to find a missing young St. Croix woman and her two male children. Lyana Serieux, 24, who weighs about 140 to 160 pounds, has black hair, brown […]