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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who unsuccessfully tried to smuggle five bags of cocaine in his luggage to Orlando was sentenced to time served by a federal magistrate on Thursday, authorities said. Aubrey Meyers, 64, was sentenced on his conviction for possession of cocaine, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two St. Thomas men wearing masks and disguised as construction workers robbed a jewelry store downtown late Saturday morning, authorities said. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to Namah Jewelry & Gifts located in the Drake’s Passage Shopping Mall in downtown Charlotte Amalie about an attempted
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Puerto Rico man with roots in the U.S. Virgin Islands allegedly had a loaded firearm magazine in his luggage when he tried to clear security at the St. Thomas airport on Saturday afternoon, authorities said. Khaliem Tang-Yuk, 20, of Puerto Rico was arrested about 2:47 p.m.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas motorist involved in an accident on Friday afternoon was observed with a firearm and was quickly detained by police, authorities said. Terrance A. Martin III, 24, was arrested at 2:03 p.m. Friday and charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm, delaying and obstructing an
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Federal and local law enforcement agencies are offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for three murders in Hospital Ground last month. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Virgin Islands Police Department are
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who fled the Customs inspection area in Red Hook and left a handgun in a backpack behind, pleaded guilty to illegal gun charges in federal court Tuesday, authorities said. Javier Enrique Lima pled guilty to possessing and transporting a firearm with an obliterated
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert of the District of the Virgin Islands today urged the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. If you think you are a victim of a scam or attempted fraud involving COVID-19, you can report it without
FREDERIKSTED — Police discovered an unlicensed firearm and ammunition in a St. Croix home while executing a search warrant early this morning, authorities said. D’Andre George, 20, of Sugar Mill Estates was arrested at 3:47 a.m. today and charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession or sale of
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who was observed on a home surveillance video putting a gun in a duffel bag near a public school has been charged with three counts of illegal gun possession, authorities said. Akeem Julien, 24, of Hospital Ground, has been charged in a criminal
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A woman was arrested at the St. Thomas airport for trying to smuggle at least 11 pounds of marijuana into the territory, federal authorities said. A criminal complaint has been filed against Raquel Rivera for attempting to smuggle the marijuana into St. Thomas, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F.