Category: Police News

2 Males Wearing Wendy’s Uniforms Hold Up Man At Gunpoint, Beat Him and Then Steal His Car: VIPD

CHRISTIANSTED — Two males wearing fast food worker uniforms — and no masks — held up a man as he was eating in his car, beat him and then stole his vehicle at gunpoint, authorities said. The 911 Call Center dispatched officers to a robbery that occurred in the vicinity of Kiki’s Automotive, Estate Diamond Ruby […]

Woman Upset Her Father Was Arrested Is Charged With Aggravated Assault For Spitting On Officer

FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix woman upset with police because her father was arrested — spit on an officer in front of police headquarters — and was arrested herself, according to Superior Court documents. Luisa Navarro, of St. Croix, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and battery and disturbance of the peace, the Virgin […]

ONE TOKE OVER THE LINE: Man Blazing Marijuana While Speeding Gives Cops Probable Cause To Search His Vehicle

CHRISTIANSTED— A St. Croix man smoking marijuana and driving at a high rate of speed in Christiansted town quickly got the attention of police on Thursday night. Officers with the Special Operations Bureau (SOB) conducted a traffic stop on a 2015 Black Toyota Corolla at 10:45 p.m. Thursday on King Street in Christiansted, the Virgin Islands […]

Suspect Wanted For The Murder Of His 70-Year-Old Uncle In Constitution Hill Extradited From Boston

CHRISTIANSTED — A man wanted in connection to a murder of his septuagenarian uncle near Sunny Isle that took place 21 months ago has been extradited back to St. Croix to face charges. Nesto Monell, 42, is charged with first-degree murder, third-degree assault and carrying or using a dangerous weapon during the commission of a crime […]

IN POT WE TRUST: Queens Man Gets Zero Jail Time For Bringing Gobs of Ganja In His Luggage To The USVI

U.S. District Court Judges In The U.S. Virgin Islands Are Greenlighting Marijuana Smugglers CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Federal judges in the U.S. Virgin Islands are making it crystal clear to defendants — whether you bring three pounds or 40 pounds of marijuana in your checked luggage — you will get no prison time for smuggling the […]

Bank Teller Who Issued Phantom ATM Cards Gets One Year In Prison For Stealing $43,418

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A teller who used her knowledge of bank operations to issue credit cards in other’s names for her own personal use in order to defraud customers out of $43,418 got one year in prison from a federal judge. Natasha Seetaram, 39, of St. Thomas, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge […]

Woman Who Used Photo of Credit Card To Go On $8,370 Spending Spree Arrested

CHRISTIANSTED — Detectives with the VIPD’s Economic Crime Unit arrested 29-year-old Nandei McIntosh at 6:19 p.m. Wednesday and charged her with fraudulent use of credit card access to computer for fraudulent purposes and grand larceny. McIntosh was served with an arrest warrant at The Fred Hotel and taken into official custody without incident, the Virgin Islands […]

HOLY HOUDINI! Double-Jointed Destruction Of Property Suspect Shows Cops How He Slipped Off Handcuffs When Recaptured By Police

KINGSHILL — A St. Croix man wanted on a domestic violence charge might have missed his calling as an escape artist because he easily shed his handcuffs when first detained, authorities said. Akil Simmonds, 31, was re-arrested at 7:18 p.m. Wednesday in Estate Glynn and charged with destructions of property-domestic violence, disturbance by threats and escape from […]

Cane Carlton Man Accused Of Taking $500 From Bank With Friend’s ATM Card

KINGSHILL — Detectives of the VIPD’s Economic Crime Unit arrested 40-year-old Kareem Edwards of Estate Cane Carlton on Wednesday morning, charging him with obtaining money by false pretense, grand larceny and other related charges. The ECU investigation revealed that on January 16, 2021, Edwards took his former acquaintance’s Banco Popular card and withdrew $500.00 dollars from […]

Crew Member of La Gran Tormenta Faces 10 Years In Prison For Cocaine Smuggling

CHRISTIANSTED — A sixth member of the 11-member La Gran Tormenta Venezuelan fishing boat has pleaded guilty to his role in smuggling 124 pounds of cocaine to St. Croix. Alexis Fuentes, 33, who was apprehended at sea off the coast of St. Croix, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Emile A. Henderson, III to conspiracy […]