Category: St. Croix News

St. Croix Man Shot Dead At Harvey Project Today: VIPD

KINGSHILL — A St. Croix man was shot and killed today in a shootout at Bethlehem Village-Harvey Project. Jorge Luis Saldana, 24, of Aureo Diaz Heights was positively identified by next of kin as the deceased, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to Bethlehem Village at 9:40 a.m. […]

Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting 12-Year-Old Girl In His Household

FREDERIKSTED  —  A family member walked into police headquarters this weekend and told police that a St. Croix man sexually assaulted a pre-teenage girl in their household. Isaac Belardo, 20, was arrested Saturday and charged first-degree aggravated rape-domestic violence and first-degree unlawful sexual contact, the Virgin Islands Police Department. A citizen walked into the Wilbur […]

Man Tagged For DUI Works As A ‘Health Coordinator’ For FEMA

FREDERIKSTED — The man arrested in connection to a DUI incident this weekend works as a “health coordinator” for FEMA, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Andre Gregory Ettienne, 49, of Hannah’s Rest told police that he is employed for the Federal Emergency Management Agency in that capacity. Etienne explained to arresting officers who […]

FEMA ‘Health Coordinator’ Who Passed Out At The Wheel of His SUV Charged With DUI

FREDERIKSTED — A FEMA “health coordinator” on St. Croix faces a DUI charge after allegedly passing out behind the wheel early Friday on Grove Place Road near The Market in Estate Plessen, authorities said. Andre G. Ettienne, 49, of Hannah’s Rest, was arrested at 12:34 a.m. Friday and charged with driving under the influence of […]

Social Security Serves People Like You: Veterans, Women, LBGTQ+ And More

Social Security has provided vital benefits and services to hard working Americans for nearly 90 years. America has an increasingly diverse population with a variety of needs. To meet those diverse needs, we’ve created webpages that speak directly to groups of people who may need information about our programs and services. · Veterans ( – […]

DHS Says P-EBT Benefits Are Available For Children Enrolled In School Years 2021-2022

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) has approved the Virgin Islands School Year 2021-2022 Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Territorial Plan for School Children. As a result of the FNS approval, DHS will begin issuing P-EBT benefits to eligibleschool […]

St. Croix Woman Arrested In Florida On Elderly Abuse Charges

KINGSHILL —  A woman in Florida was arrested based on a Virgin Islands Superior Court warrant accusing her and a co-defendant of financial fraud and exploitation of an elderly man on St. Croix between 2018 & 2019, Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George said.Lissette Algarin-Felix, 52, waived an extradition hearing held in Florida and will […]

Man Who Strangled His Girlfriend 2 Weeks Ago Arrested Today

FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man who allegedly strangled his girlfriend at Lorraine Village two weeks ago was arrested by police late this morning, authorities said. Eliezer Martinez, 26, of Grove Place, was arrested at 11:55 a.m. and charged with second-degree assault, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “Mr. Martinez was arrested for strangling and […]

Help Police Find Mwanga Audain Wanted For Reckless Endangerment

FREDERIKSTED — Police need your help to find a St. Croix man wanted for reckless endangerment. Mwanga “Wanga” Audain, 40, is wanted for questioning by the VIPD’s Criminal Investigation Bureau. Audain is a black male with hazel eyes, black hair, a brown complexion and a medium build. He stands 6-feet, 2-inches tall and weighs about […]

Help Police Find 2 Missing Twin Brothers Last Seen In Princesse

CHRISTIANSTED — Police need your help to find two St. Croix twin minors who have been missing since early this morning. William and Joseph Justin, each 13, were last seen today at 2:30 a.m. at their home at #102 A La Grande Princesse, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. The Justin Brothers are black males […]