Tag: Cyril E. King Airport (CEK)

Colorado Fugitive Once Wanted For Extortion Detained At St. Thomas Airport By Feds 

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Colorado man accused of extortion was detained by federal agents after he landed at Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas on Thursday night, authorities said. Brett Kimelman of Trinidad, Colorado was taken into custody at 6:53 p.m. Thursday by the VIPD’s Criminal Investigation Bureau after an investigation revealed that Kimelman was wanted […]

Feds Detain New York Woman On Illinois Fugitive Charges At St. Thomas Airport

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A New York woman was wanted in Chicago was detained by federal officers at the St. Thomas airport on Thursday afternoon, authorities said. Daisy Urena, 33, of Brooklyn, New York, was arrested at 4:30 p.m. Thursday after learning she was a fugitive from justice, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “Urena, on […]

MUDDAHS-‘KUNTZ’! Pipe-Hitting Thomian Arrested For May Attack At CEK Airport: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man who allegedly beat a man with a lead pipe at the St. Thomas airport in May was arrested by police early this morning, authorities said. Atnel O. Kuntz, 60, of Anna’s Retreat, was arrested at 7:00 a.m. today and charged with third-degree assault, use of dangerous weapon during the commission […]

Convicted New Jersey Carjacker Detained By Feds At St. Thomas Airport: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A New Jersey man who was sentenced to 14 years in prison in 2017 for being the “ringleader” of a “major international carjacking and stolen car trafficking ring” was detained at the St. Thomas airport on Monday morning, authorities said. Kyle W. Champagnie, 34, of Hillside, NJ was arrested at 10:48 a.m. […]

Police Investigating Death In Lindbergh Bay On Saturday Morning: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police are investigating after a dead body was found in the road near the Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas on Saturday morning, authorities said. Joseph Jason Jackson, 49, was positively identified by relatives as the deceased, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched police officers […]

Contractor Who Stashed 10 Pounds of Cocaine Into Airport Bathroom Pleads

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A contractor who stashed 10 pounds of cocaine into an airport bathroom in St. Thomas has pleaded guilty in federal court to drug possession charges, authorities said. Keilin Lopez-Lopez, 22, a resident of St. Thomas, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute approximately 4.6 kilograms of cocaine, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. […]

VIPA: Drop Off And Pick Up At CEK While Parking Lot Is Under Construction

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A concrete truck just arrived this morning will be pouring concrete today at the site of the new parking and transportation center under construction at the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas, the Virgin Islands Port Authority said. The facility will provide 600 parking spaces and a dedicated area for taxis […]

Nigerian National Who Claimed To Be U.S. Citizen Arrested By CBP At CEK Airport

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced that a Nigerian national was arrested on June 4, 2021, at the Cyril E. King Airport on criminal charges related to her alleged misrepresentation that she was a United States citizen. According to court documents, Ifeoma Inneh, 40, of Abuja, appeared at the U.S. Customs and […]

If You Like To ‘People Watch,’ You Might Consider Hanging Out At Airport Today

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — If you like to “people watch” this Memorial Day holiday, then you might consider hanging out at the Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas this weekend. Long lines of people waiting to make their connections to the U.S. mainland stretched from one end of the St. Thomas airport to the other […]

VIPA Celebrates CEK Expansion Project With Groundbreaking At Airport

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Virgin Islands Port Authority Director Carlton Dowe, USVI Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte and other officials broke ground to commemorate the start of Phase One of the Cyril E. King Airport Terminal Expansion and Modernization Project. Phase One includes the Parking and Transportation Center that will hold 600 parking spaces […]