Category: Police News

Man Wanted For OHC Attempted Murder Surrenders

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man wanted for attempted murder after a shooting at Oswald Harris Court six days ago is now in official custody. Donte C. Joseph, 25, formerly of Anna’s Retreat, was arrested today and charged with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, third-degree assault, possession of a firearm during […]

St. Thomas Vendor Killed When Postal Van Backs Over Her

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A U.S. Postal Service van accidentally backed over and killed a St. Thomas woman on Monday afternoon, authorities said. The EMT’s were providing medical attention to an elderly woman who had been struck by the postal van when police arrived on the accident scene, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. A preliminary […]

Man Who Raped Underage Girl Arrested As He Lands At Airport

FREDERIKSTED — A man who allegedly raped an underage girl in Carlton last month was arrested when he landed at the St. Croix airport, authorities said. Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Bureau arrested Benjamin Osorio-Torres upon returning to the territory at the Henry Rohlsen Airport at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. […]

Woman Stole Credit Card Info To Buy $2,337 In Gold Jewelry: VIPD

FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix woman is accused of stealing customer’s credit card information in order to place an order with Crucian Gold for $2,300 in jewelry, authorities said. On March 8, 2022, Detectives from the Economic Crimes Unit initiated an investigation into Ms. Leah Benjamin and fraudulent activities, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.  The […]

Man Stole Check From Cancer Charity To Pay For Print Job

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man who allegedly stole a check from a cancer charity to pay for his own personal printing job has been placed under arrest, authorities said. Noel Chaparro, 33, surrendered to detectives with the VIPD Economic Crimes Unit at 9:25 a.m. Thursday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Chaparro was served […]

Man Charged With Vehicular Homicide For Killing Pedestrian

FIVE CORNERS — A St. Croix man is facing an aggravated vehicular charge after the Jeep he was driving crashed into a pedestrian in La Grande Princesse as he was leaving 2+2 Nightclub, authorities said. The Traffic Investigation Bureau (TIB) officers were notified by the Emergency Call Center 911 to investigate a vehicle collision at […]

Woman Charged With Stealing $30K From Elderly Couple

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas woman was arrested in prison and charged with stealing at least $30,000 from an elderly couple, authorities said. K’zsa Hodge, 26, of Estate Altona, was arrested on elder financial abuse and exploitation charges including embezzlement, forgery, grand larceny, possession of forged instruments and obtaining money by false pretense, V.I. […]

CIB Investigating Woman Found Unresponsive in West Caret Bay 

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A male individual contacted 911 at 1:41 p.m. today and reported that he traveled to the residence of his female friend and discovered her unresponsive in her apartment in West Caret Bay, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Emergency Medical Technicians responded to the scene, checked the female, and discovered she had no vital […]

Oswald Harris Court Attempted Murder Suspect Surrenders

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The suspect in a Sunday night shooting at Oswald Harris Court surrendered to authorities about four hours after police issued a wanted poster for his arrest. Donte C. Joseph, 31, of Estate Tutu, was arrested at 5:50 p.m. today and charged with first-degree assault, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Officers from […]

Virgin Islands Parole Board Schedules Parole Hearings

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Parole Board advises the public that the Board will convene on  July 7, 2022 to hear testimony from victims, family members of victims, or other interested persons for and against the application for parole by inmates incarcerated at various penal institutions. Anyone who wishes to share testimony on behalf of or […]