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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An alleged St. Thomas armed robber has been arrested in Maryland and will be brought back to the territory to face charges that he stole $2,000 from a barber shop at gunpoint with an accomplice here, authorities said. Shemar Coward, 20, of Water Bay Condos, was arrested
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas airport traveler who packed a pocket pistol and its gun magazine into his son’s checked luggage admitted as much in federal court on Wednesday, authorities said. Wayne Smith pled guilty in U.S. District Court to causing a firearm to be present in a federal
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A routine traffic stop on St. Thomas led to the arrest of an Estate Bovoni man on Sunday, authorities said. Nelson Sanderson, 21, was arrested about 3:16 a.m. Sunday and charged with unlawful possession of ammunition, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. While investigating the report, officers
Informant Tells Police Upper Love Man Had Unlicensed Gun, Ammunition In Little Princesse Nightclub: VIPD
FREDERIKSTED — An informant tipped off police that a St. Croix man had an unlicensed gun and ammunition in a Five Corners-area nightclub on Thursday night, authorities said. Rashawn Ryner, 21, of Upper Love was arrested about 10:55 p.m. Thursday and charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession or
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department completed its Fiscal Year 2021 budget hearing today. Commissioner Trevor Velinor and his leadership team defended the budget of $62,039,293 to fund the department for next fiscal year, beginning October 1. The team is asking for funding to support the men and
CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man is facing illegal weapons charges after an informant tipped off police that he was in possession of an unlicensed gun and ammunition, authorities said. Bernard Hodge, 29, of Estate Richmond was arrested at 8:13 a.m. Wednesday and charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm
CHRISTIANSTED — An Arizona man who tried to smuggle nearly 24 pounds of marijuana to St. Croix in his luggage in last month was arrested by federal agents over the weekend, authorities said. United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that Armando Antonio Mena of Phoenix was arrested Friday
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.