Category: St. Croix News

17-Year-Old Charged As An Adult With Armed Carjacking, Robbery-Theft 

FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix minor will be tried as an adult for his involvement in an armed carjacking in Two Williams two months ago, authorities said. Nyssiah Charllie Calderon, 17, was arrested at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and charged with first-degree robbery, unauthorized use of vehicle, grand Larceny, first-degree assault, and third-degree assault, the Virgin Islands […]

Suspect Arrested For String of Robberies, Carjacking, After CIB Investigation: VIPD

KINGSHILL — A task force comprised of officers with the Criminal Investigation Bureau and Special Operation Bureau executed a search and arrest warrant on Isaac Frontal at his residence in Barren Spot at 5:00 a.m. today.  A police investigation revealed that Frontal was involved in a series of robberies that occurred on July 31, 2021, including of […]

Man Wanted For Attempted Murder In Barren Spot Drive-By Shooting Surrenders

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man wanted for attempted murder in drive-by shooting of two men in Barren Spot late last year has turned himself in. Tyrique Parris, 18, was arrested today and charged with first-degree attempted murder, possession of a dangerous weapon during a crime of violence and aiming & discharging a firearm, the Virgin […]

VIHA and MDG Design + Construction Close on $116.7M Restoration of Walter I.M. Hodge Pavilion

KINGSHILL — The Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA) and MDG Design+ Construction (MDG) celebrated the start of the $116.7 million rehabilitation of Walter I.M. Hodge Pavilion on Monday. The 248-unit affordable housing development was badly damaged by Hurricane Maria in 2017. The project will preserve affordability for residents, modernize the development, and strengthen the site’s resilience to natural […]

VIPD Releases Official Mugshot of Spitting Suspect Luisa Navarro

FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department has released an official mugshot of Luisa Navarro, who was accused of spitting on a police officer to protest the arrest of her father. VIPD Communications Director Glen Dratte forwarded a picture of Luisa Navarro at 4:11 p.m. Monday. The Virgin Islands Free Press requested a photo on Thursday June […]

VIPD Issues Official Mugshot of Irisha Cepeda, Accused of Destruction of Property

FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department has issued an official mugshot of Irisha Cepeda, who stands accused of destruction of property charges. VIPD Communications Director Glen Dratte forwarded a picture of Cepeda at 8:07 p.m. Monday. In the photograph, Cepeda’s left eye is still appears cut in two places and swollen from her encounter with […]

Marley Homes Woman Who Fought Back Against Boyfriend Also Charged In Domestic Dust-Up

FREDERIKSTED — In a rare move, the Virgin Islands Police Department has charged each combatant in a domestic violence dust-up that took place at Marley Homes and Additions in Estate Two Brothers late Saturday night. Irisha Cepeda of St. Croix was arrested this weekend and charged with disturbance of the peace by fighting and destruction to […]

Two Brothers Man Who Dragged Woman Downstairs By Her Foot, Punched Her, Regrets He Didn’t ‘Box Up Her Motherscunt More’

FREDERIKSTED –– A Two Brothers man was arrested Saturday after he admitted to dragging a woman by the foot down some stairs and punching her repeatedly in the back of the head and then expressing regret to police that he didn’t beat her more, according to documents filed in the Superior Court of the Virgin […]

AG Denise George Issues Statement on the Impact of the United States Supreme Court Decision on Local Abortion Law

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Attorney General’s Office said it has received numerous calls and inquiries after yesterday’s United States Supreme Court ruling in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This case overturned th e cases of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. These two cases determined that a women had […]

Police Investigating After 2 People Shot Driving On Melvin Evans Highway

FREDERIKSTED — Virgin Islands Police are investigating after a couple driving on the Melvin Evans Highway called 911 emergency dispatchers at 11:32 p.m. Saturday to report they had been shot and were driving themselves to the hospital.   The victims stated that they were traveling on Melvin H. Evans Highway near Paradise just before the laundromat in the […]