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Woman Arrested Who Stole $15K From Alzheimer’s Victim To Buy Car

CHRISTIANSTED  A St. Croix woman who stole $15,000 from an Alzheimer’s patient to buy a new car was arrested, authorities said.

Frances McIntosh, 59, of Catherine’s Rest, was arrested and charged with obtaining money by false pretense, grand larceny, and financial exploitation of an elderly person or dependent adult, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.  

Detectives from the Economic Crimes Unit initiated an investigation into the business dealings of Frances McIntosh on June 8, 2021, according to the VIPD.

“The investigation revealed that Frances McIntosh misappropriated $15,000.00 dollars from an elderly female, who suffered from Alzheimer’s, some of the funds were used to purchase a vehicle,” VIPD Communications Director Glen Dratte said.

On June 1, 2022, at 11:37 a.m., Detectives from the Economic Crimes Unit executed an arrest warrant at Plot 17-H Catherine’s Rest, where Frances McIntosh was placed under arrest without incident. 

The bail was set at $20,000 dollars for the alleged crime. Unable to post bail, Frances McIntosh was remanded to the Bureau of Adult Corrections Facility pending, Advice of Rights Hearing scheduled for Friday, June 3, 2022, at the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands. 

If you are a victim affected by fraud or know someone who is committing illegal fraudulent activities call the Economic Crime Unit (ECU) call 340-513-3780 or 911

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Police Need Your Help To Find Jediah Lockhart Wanted For Attempted Murder

KINGSHILL — Police need your help today to find a St. Croix man wanted for attempted murder, rape and burglary, authorities said.

Jediah Lockhart, 36, of Castle Burke, is wanted for attempted murder, first-degree rape, and third-degree burglary, the Virgin Islands Police Department said today..

Lockhart is a Black male who stands 5-feet, 9-inches tall and weighs about 139 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes and a dark complexion.

Jediah Lockhart is known to frequent the Castle Burke and Catherine’s Rest areas of St. Croix, especially the Karma Gentlemen’s Club strip joint and Tipsy Iguana Bar & Lounge establishments.

Police Need Your Help To Find Jediah Lockhart Wanted For Attempted Murder

If you have seen Jediah Lockhart, or if you know his whereabouts, please contact police by calling 911, the Crime Tip Line at (340) 778-4950, or Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-8477.

All individuals listed as arrested or charged with a crime in this report are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Police Need Your Help To Find Jediah Lockhart Wanted For Attempted Murder
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St. Croix Man’s Fatal Car Crash: ‘Excessive Speed’ Was Likely A Factor: VIPD

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man lost his life early Tuesday morning in a one-car accident in which “excessive speed” was a factor, authorities conceded.

On February 11 at around 1:28 a.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of a one-car accident on South Shore Road, just west of the Catherine’s Rest intersection, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

Officers arrived on scene and found the vehicle, a black 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier, on its roof, according to the VIPD. The sedan’s occupants were thrown out of the vehicle upon impact.

St. Croix Man's Fatal Car Crash: 'Excessive Speed' Was Likely A Factor: VIPD
Deshea D. Douglas on Facebook

“The driver of the vehicle, 28-year-old Deshea D. Douglas, succumbed to his injuries at the scene, VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

The passenger was transported to the Juan F. Luis Hospital for treatment and was listed in stable condition.

“Investigation revealed that excessive speed may have been a factor in the accident, and the occupants of the vehicle were not wearing their seat belts,” Derima added.

Police detectives have not officially determined what Douglas’ car impacted with, Derima told the Virgin Islands Free Press this afternoon.

St. Croix Man's Fatal Car Crash: 'Excessive Speed' Was Likely A Factor: VIPD
Deshea Douglas on St. Croix

The VIPD is again asking the community to exercise caution and drive safely on our roadways.

Whenever you drive, ensure that all occupants use their seat belt, drive within the speed limit, obey all posted signs, and focus on the road ahead. Let us all drive safely today for a better tomorrow.

St. Croix Man's Fatal Car Crash: 'Excessive Speed' Was Likely A Factor: VIPD
Deshea Douglas, 28, on St. Croix.

But one Virgin Islands Free Press reader didn’t like seeing so many pictures of the late, beloved St. Croix man.

“Ok so what’s with all the pics off people Facebook page,” Xiomara Francis said on Facebook. “Damn one pic is enough…..may he rest in peace…geez man.”

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Bodies Of 2 Boys Believed To Be From The Serieux Family Discovered By Landscaper Near Halfpenny Bay Beach

Bodies Of 2 Boys Believed To Be From The Serieux Family Discovered By Landscaper Near Halfpenny Bay Beach

HAPPY FAMILY: Jordan Serieux, 10, (left back) Jeremiah Serieux, 5, (middle) and Lyana Serieux, 24, pose during happier times on St. Croix. The two boys were found partially decomposed near the entrance to a South Shore beach late this morning — between Catherine’s Rest and Halfpenny Bay.

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix landscaper discovered the bodies of two people missing since Friday afternoon this morning — Jordan Serieux, 10, and Jeremiah Serieux, 5, near the entrance Halfpenny Bay beach — they are the two sons of Lyana Serieux, who police still hold out hopes for as being alive.

The two Serieux family members were found partially decomposed about 1,000 feet east of the entrance of Halfpenny about 20 feet from some open grass in the area about 11:15 a.m. today.

But experienced investigators admitted that it is unlikely that the 24-year-old Lyana Serieux would be found alive once the bodies of her male children were discovered dead but not burned today — but were unwilling to speculate about where the missing mother might be at this time.

Police said in a press conference today that they found the badly burned Toyota Yaris of Lyana Serieux in a non-residential farm area of Estate Upper Love on Monday night on Virgin Islands government land but that positive identification could not be made because the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) was partially destroyed in the fire.

Asked if the suicide of Linton Eddy, 43, of Barren Spot on Saturday was in any way connected to the Serieux family’s disappearance on Friday, VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said: “I could not say, I still have to speak to police investigators about that.”

Police Commissioner Delroy Richards and Territorial Police Chief Winsbut McFarlande held a press conference about 10:30 a.m. today in which they appealed to the public to help in the search and call in their tips that could lead to the successful conclusion of the search for the Serieux family.

Richards said Serieux previously got a restraining order against a former boyfriend but would not say if the boyfriend is the “person of interest” in the case.

About an hour after the start of the first press conference of the day, police went to the spot where the landscaper had discovered the bodies of the two young boys.

Police Detective Naomi Joseph said police have confirmed with all air carriers that Lyana Serieux has not left the island under her own identity.

A source speaking on condition of anonymity said that Serieux, who works at Kmart on St. Croix, walked into 1First Bank Virgin Islands on Friday and paid off all the money owed on the silver 2011 Toyota Yaris she was driving.

The St. Croix Avis said the badly burned car Serieux used was actually owned by a cousin, who was not named in the report.

Lyana Serieux and her two boys went missing that same day after they left her mother’s house at the Lagoon Street Complex near the Legislature and headed to their own home in Estate Cane which is directly behind Kmart West.

Eddy committed suicide in Barren Spot on the following day — Saturday.

The source said that Eddy, who had the money to give to Serieux for her or her family member because he had an indoor marijuana farm, was upset that she could not spend time with him immediately after he paid off all the money owed on the car she used.

“You can connect the rest of the dots, even if police investigators can’t,” the source added. “There’s a very good reason why the police refused to name the person of interest in this case at this time.”

Dratte confirmed after 5 p.m. today that only two of the missing persons were discovered today. An earlier version of this story said that three people had been found.

Police still did not respond to a request for more information up until the updated version of this story was completed at 5:09 p.m. today.

https://vifreepress.com/2017/07/st-croix-mans-suicide-leads-police-discover-indoor-marijuana-farm-barren-spot/

https://vifreepress.com/2017/08/police-say-24-year-old-lyana-serieux-missing-along-two-children-since-friday/

Bodies Of 2 Boys Believed To Be From The Serieux Family Discovered By Landscaper Near Halfpenny Bay Beach

SOCIAL MEDIA: Lyana Serieux on Facebook.