Tag: Superior Court of the Virgin Islands

Man Tagged For DUI Works As A ‘Health Coordinator’ For FEMA

FREDERIKSTED — The man arrested in connection to a DUI incident this weekend works as a “health coordinator” for FEMA, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Andre Gregory Ettienne, 49, of Hannah’s Rest told police that he is employed for the Federal Emergency Management Agency in that capacity. Etienne explained to arresting officers who […]

Man Calling On His Brother Late At Night Leads To Knock-Down Drag-Out Fight

FREDERIKSTED — A brother asking to see his fraternal sibling late at night caused police to be summoned to a house in Sion Farm where two brothers engaged in a knock-down, drag out fight on Thursday, authorities said. Wayne Sobratti, Jr. of St. Croix was arrested and charged with third-degree assault-domestic violence, simple assault and […]

Jury Finds Malik Iles Guilty of Murder

KINGSHILL — A Superior Court judge found 22-year-old Malik Iles guilty of murder for a shooting on January 11, 2020, that left 34-year-old Ray Thomas dead.The trial before Judge Douglas Brady began on Monday in Superior Court on St,Croix. On Wednesday, the Defendant was found guilty on five counts of a seven-countInformation: Murder in Second […]

AG Denise George Issues Statement on the Impact of the United States Supreme Court Decision on Local Abortion Law

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Attorney General’s Office said it has received numerous calls and inquiries after yesterday’s United States Supreme Court ruling in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This case overturned th e cases of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. These two cases determined that a women had […]

18-Year-Old Arrested for Discharging Machine Gun In St. Thomas: VIPD 

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Ja’Haile “Pitch” Clendenin was taken into custody pursuant to an arrest warrant issued by the Magistrate Division of the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands on Friday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Investigation revealed that Clendenin was in possession of a machine gun and Illegally Discharging it in the area Altona and Welgunst […]

Jeffrey Epstein Estate Close To Settlement With Territorial Government

KINGSHILL — Attorneys for the estate of notorious sex offender Jeffrey Epstein told a Superior Court judge this week that they are “extraordinarily close” to resolving a civil case filed by the government of the island territory against the late financier’s estate, once valued at over $650 million. “We’ve been having intense negotiations and talks for settlement. […]

Paul M. Pearson Garden Residents Tip Off Police, Leading To Arrest Of 4 Gunmen: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three men and an underage teen were arrested early Sunday after residents of Paul M. Pearson Garden called police and reported that the group was playing with firearms and that two of the suspects pointed their weapons at officers, authorities said.. In Superior Court Monday, Magistrate Judge Paula Norkaitis said the situation […]

St. Croix Man Wanted For Sexual Assault Turns Himself In To Police: VIPD

KINGSHILL — A St. Croix man wanted for sexual assault has turned himself in to police without incident. On November 25, 2019, members of the Criminal Investigation Bureau were assigned to investigate a sexual assault complaint that was filed. A thorough police investigation was conducted, and an arrest warrant was signed and issued by Superior […]

Governor Extends Eviction Moratorium But Superior Court Judges Still Ignore It

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — For the 28th time, Governor Albert Bryan on Friday issued a Supplemental Executive Order pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bryan’s latest order extends the current eviction moratorium in the territory to December 31, 2021 as a federal ban on evictions expired August 26 after the U.S. Supreme Court declared the Centers for […]

Mom Rats Out Son To Cops For Rape After His Girlfriend Raises A Stink In Her House

FREDERIKSTED — Fed up with her daughter-in-law’s childish antics in her home, a St. Croix grandma called police on her own son, accusing him of statutory rape. The Virgin Islands Police Department said that it was dispatched this week to a home in Calquohoun about a “disturbance” between a matronly lady and a 17-year-old girl. […]