Category: Police News

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 […]

Routine Traffic Stop Nets 2 Suspects On Illegal Gun Charges

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Police have arrested a motorist and their passenger on gun charges after conducting a traffic stop in St. Thomas while looking for a stolen vehicle. Kiante Christopher, 23, and Shyrah Isaac, 24, were each arrested and charged with constructive possession of an unlicensed firearm, possession of a firearm with an […]

Man Charged With Stealing Cell Phone, Violating Restraining Order At Agrifest

KINGSHILL — A St. Croix man was arrested after police said he stole a woman’s cell phone and violated a restraining order, according to documents filed in the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands. Jovon Joseph was arrested and charged with contempt of court-domestic violence, the VIPD’s probable cause fact sheet states. He was held […]

Students of Color Push Back On Calls For Police In Schools

RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — After the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school, schools around the country pledged to boost security measures and increased the presence of law enforcement on campus — partly to reassure parents and students. But police inside schools can make some students more uneasy, not less. Especially for Black students […]

Man Wanted In 2×4 Assault Arrested By CIB: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man wanted for hitting another man with a two-by-four has been in official custody since last night, authorities said. Pedro Zapata, 59, was arrested at 10:06p.m. Friday and charged with third-degree assault, simple assault & battery, and disturbance of the peace, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. The charges stem from […]

Help Police Find Pedro Zapata Wanted For 2×4 Assault

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police need your help to find a man on St. Thomas wanted for a vicious 2×4 assault on another man, authorities said. Pedro Zapata, 59, of Charlotte Amalie is wanted in connection with an assault which occurred on May 9th, 2022 in the Fort Christian parking lot, the Virgin Islands Police Department […]

Suspect Arrested In Fatal Shooting Seen On Video Firing Gun

CHRISTIANSTED — One of the two suspects in a fatal shooting in Golden Rock last month was captured on surveillance video firing a gun at the victim, authorities said. Timothy Perez, 42, of St. Croix, was arrested today and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Sean Joseph at Harborview Apartments on May 7, the Virgin […]

Woman Arrested Who Stole $15K From Alzheimer’s Victim To Buy Car

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix woman who stole $15,000 from an Alzheimer’s patient to buy a new car was arrested, authorities said. Frances McIntosh, 59, of Catherine’s Rest, was arrested and charged with obtaining money by false pretense, grand larceny, and financial exploitation of an elderly person or dependent adult, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.   […]

Woman Arrested For Forging Brother’s Signature To Sell Property: VIPD

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix woman who owned an industrial-zoned property jointly with her sibling was arrested for selling it without his permission, authorities said. Marjorie Harry, 49, was arrested and charged with forgery, obtaining money by false pretense, grand larceny and filing or recording forged instruments, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.    Detectives from […]

Police Arrest Man For Shooting Outside Altona Nightclub Monday

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police have arrested a suspect after a non-fatal shooting occurred during a fight outside a nightclub in Altona, St. Thomas on Memorial Day, authorities said. Roy Meade, 56, of Tamarind Gade, was arrested and charged with first-degree assault, third-degree assault, brandishing, exhibiting or using deadly weapons, illegal discharge of a firearm, unauthorized possession […]