Category: Superior Court News

St. Thomas Man Kareem Harrigan Gets One Year From Superior Court Judge For Gun Crime

REPEAT OFFENDER? Kareem Harrigan (far right, mouth open) was sentenced to one year today. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Hidden Valley man was sentenced today to a year behind bars because he pleaded guilty to a gun crime that occurred in August, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Kareem Harrigan, […]

MISTRIAL! Superior Court Judge Rules Hung Jury In Murder Trial of Retired Police Sergeant

FREDERIKSTED — A Superior Court jury took two days to deliberate but ultimately could not reach a unanimous decision in the second-degree murder trial of former Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Sgt. Ronald Hatcher. After a more than week-long trial, and nearly five years in the waiting, a seven-woman, five-man jury said that Hatcher was […]

Ear-Biting St. John Man Emanuel Greer Gets 10 Years In Prison For Mayhem Against Ferry Rider

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CRUZ BAY — A St. John man has been ordered to serve 10 years in prison for biting off part of another man’s ear while riding a ferry. A Superior Court jury convicted Emanuel Greer, 47. of Calabash Boom, of one count of mayhem 10 months ago. Virgin Islands Superior […]

St. Thomas Woman Who Was Called ‘Menace To Society’ By Judge in 2017 Was Victim of Hit-and-Run Driver

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 54-year-old St. Thomas woman who admitted to slashing a tire on a neighbor’s car in 2016 was identified by police as the victim of the hit-and-run driver on Tuesday. Mary Rivera of Estate Wintberg was sentenced to one year in prison in February 2017 after she admitted to damaging a vehicle in […]

New Year 2018 Doesn’t Begin With A Birth or A Death … But An Alleged Rape In Front of Minor Children on Scenic Drive

FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man was arrested Thursday for allegedly raping a woman on New Year’s Day. Stedroy Blake Jr., 37, of Upper Love, was arrested February 2 and charged with harassment by written communication, disturbance of the peace, and contempt of court. Blake was charged pursuant to the territory’s domestic violence statute and […]

Caribbean Unity Center Shooting Death of St. Croix’s Juan Carlos Ilarraza Remains Unsolved In Orlando

SHOT TO DEATH: Juan Carlos Ilarraza, 26, of St. Croix ORLANDO — Police are still looking for answers as to why a former St. Croix resident who was wanted for murder here was shot to death earlier this year in Orange County, Fla. About 3:20 a.m. on April 8, deputies responded to a shooting outside […]

Judge Puts Bail At $1 Million For St. Croix Men Accused In Watergut Shanty Murder From June

ARRESTED ON ST. CROIX: Andre Auguste of Frederiksted. Auguste is 27 years old. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — Two men have been arrested in the murder of Dean Schneider in the kitchen of a Ruby M. Rouss Housing Complex unit downtown this summer. According to police, detectives have arrested K’Shawn Hughes, 20, of Estate Peter’s Rest […]

DINGBAT COPS! Police On St. Croix Want You To Capture Two Dangerous Wanted Men Who Police Say They Can’t Find

[ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED — The bumbling, stumbling lazy Keystone Kops who make up the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) admit that they can’t find two men on this 84-square-mile island. The first person wanted on criminal charges is Malachai Francis, who is wanted in a domestic violence case for second-degree assault, unofficial police sources said. […]

Former RE/MAX Broker Rosemary Sauter-Frett Is Being Kept On Ice Over Concerns That Her Electronic Monitoring Bracelet Is Not Working … Accused Of Stealing Millions

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Former RE/MAX broker Rosemary Sauter-Frett, accused of embezzling millions of dollars from real estate clients in the early 2000’s, has been taken into local custody over security concerns, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Sauter-Frett has been incarcerated since late September and is one of two people in the […]

DON’T DO ME LIKE THAT! St. Croix Sex Therapist Charged With Attempted Murder

FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix woman who works as a “night nurse” was arrested Friday on attempted murder charges after a severe stabbing incident in May, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Tasha Matthews, 33, of Estate Coble was arrested by police and charged with second-degree murder after an arrest warrant was issued by […]