Category: Police News

Man Caught At JFK Project With Loaded 9mm Handgun Was On Probation For Illegal Gun Possession

CHRISTIANSTED — A Frederiksted man on probation for illegal gun possession was caught walking around the JFK project in Richmond with a loaded 9 mm handgun in his waistband, authorities said. Steadroy James, 32, of Estate Grove Place, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with carrying of a firearm openly or concealed and possession or […]

Police Investigate Shooting In Barren Spot On Friday Night

KINGSHILL — Virgin Islands Police are investigating after two men were shot while driving home in Estate Barren Spot on Friday night. The 911 Emergency Call Center got several reports of multiple shots fired in Clifton Hill on route 66 at 10:25 p.m. Friday, according to the VIPD. The Juan F. Luis Hospital reported to […]

Man Who Hit ‘Male’ In Head With Sledgehammer Arrested For Assault

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who hit a “male” in the head with a sledgehammer near Annas Retreat last month faces multiple charges related to that attack. Kenneth C. Wigfall Jr., 38, of Charlotte Amalie, was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree assault, third-degree assault, mayhem, second-degree reckless endangerment, simple assault, and disturbance […]

ALL IN THE FAMILY: Barnes Wants Judge To Recuse Himself Over Connections

GOLDEN ROCK — Stephanie Barnes, who was found guilty of stealing money for lavish spending sprees and vacations alongside former Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission Chairwoman Violet Anne Golden, has filed a lengthy affidavit arguing that the judge overseeing her case should recuse himself before sentencing. Her attorney, Martial Webster, filed a three-page motion for […]

Cleaning Woman Sliced With Box Cutter By Auntie

SUNNY ISLE — A woman cleaning the floor at her grandmother’s house in Queen’s Quarter was cut with a box cutter during a domestic dispute this week, authorities said. Valencia M. Hazelwood, 55, of Mary’s Fancy, was arrested at 10 p.m. Tuesday and charged with first-degree assault-domestic violence, third-degree assault-domestic violence, simple assault-domestic violence, carrying […]

Venezuelan Fishing Boat Crew Member Pleads Guilty To Drug Smuggling

CHRISTIANSTED — Another crew member of a Venezuelan-flagged fishing vessel has pleaded guilty to drug smuggling charges in federal court, authorities said. Carlos Rodriguez Garcia, 26, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Emile A. Henderson, III to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine while on board a vessel subject to the jurisdiction of […]

Coast Guard Enforces Safety Zone After Vessel Runs Aground In Savannah River

SAVANNAH — The Coast Guard established a safety zone around the motor vessel Maersk Surabaya after the vessel ran aground in the Savannah River near Fort Jackson, Tuesday. A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island 45-foot Response Boat—Medium (RBM) crew enforced a 509-foot safety zone while seven tugs repositioned the 1091-foot motor vessel to the center […]

Postal Worker Charged With Homicide in Traffic Death

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A U.S. Postal worker was arrested Wednesday for allegedly backing over a woman in St. Thomas and then driving over the fallen senior citizen again. Abagail Henry, 50, was charged with negligent homicide and negligent driving, the Virgin Islands Police Department said After an investigation by the Traffic Investigation Bureau, it was revealed […]

Florida Woman Admits To Bringing 24 Pounds Of Marijuana To STX

CHRISTIANSTED — A Florida woman admitted to bringing 24 pounds of marijuana in her checked luggage to St. Croix. Cynthia Ines Fernandes, 33, of St. Augustine, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Emile A. Henderson III to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Delia L. Smith said. Fernandes faces a maximum sentence […]

Police Investigate Drive-by Shooting at Profit Ballpark: VIPD

KINGSHILL — Police are investigating after a drive-by shooting near a baseball field at mid-island left one St. Croix man injured. The 911 Emergency Call Center received a ShotSpotter notification of eleven shots fired in the vicinity of the Estate Profit Ballpark at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Shortly after, the 911 ECC […]