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CHRISTIANSTED — Alert police on patrol in the Gallows Bay area arrested a wanted 20-year-old St. Croix man who allegedly had two illegal guns in his possession — one of them the same type of semi-automatic weapon used by the U.S. Secret Service to protect President Trump. Jiovoni Smith of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Florida contractor has accepted a plea deal with the federal government after admitting to getting money back in connection with government subcontract work on the U.S. District Court buildings on St. Thomas. David Wikel, president of West Palm Beach-based Therma-Seal Roof Systems, LLC, pleaded guilty Tuesday

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man faces federal charges that he knowingly tried to hide one of the territory’s biggest alleged drug dealers in a garage apartment on the hillside facing historic Salt River. At the time Paul “Bogus” Girard, Jr. was being sought by local and federal authorities during

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A rogue U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer who allegedly duct taped about 2.2 pounds of cocaine to his underwear prior to boarding a flight to Puerto Rico had his day in court in St. Thomas yesterday. Former TSA officer Miguel Batista, Jr., 26, appeared before U.S.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man went from hero to goat in just two short months. Federal authorities said that Randolph Donovan, Jr., a man working as a stilt walker for the Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) at the Cyril

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A wanted Florida fugitive from justice was arrested when he tried unsuccessfully to clear airport screening at Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas yesterday, authorities said. Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Bureau traveled to Cyril E. King Airport to detain 33-year-old Randolph Donovan Jr., after they were notified

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Traffic in the downtown area of St. Thomas came to a virtual halt after a reported gas leak shut down the Farrelly Justice Center and surrounding area on Wednesday. The gas leak led to a mass evacuation on the St. Thomas jail with inmates being transported to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two men have been charged with attempting to smuggling about $287,000 into St. Thomas by boat, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today. Arioc Diaz Melendez and Juan Carlos Diaz Melendez were arrested at 2:00 a.m. Monday morning and made their initial appearances in federal court on

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FREDERIKSTED — During the month of September, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) once again began ramping up their enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on unrestrained drivers and impaired driving.  Seatbelts are the best defense against impaired, aggressive, and distracted drivers. Using your seatbelt during a crash helps keep you safe and secure inside your

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Federal money-laundering complaints have been filed against two men for attempting to smuggle approximately $800,000 into St. Thomas by boat, authorities said. Jose Ernesto Vazquez Colon and Abnel Belordo Colon were arrested Friday evening and made their initial appearances in federal court on Saturday in St. Thomas,

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