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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that Captain Sandra Colbourne and members of the VIPD Crime Prevention Bureau; representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Office Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative; Iffat Walker, Founder and Executive Director of Community Action NOW!; and Senator Dwayne M. DeGraff of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Attorney, Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that members of the Virgin Islands Police Department Crime Prevention Bureau, the U.S. Virgin Islands Project Safe Neighborhood initiative, and Community leaders, together with representatives from the neighborhood, will be meeting at Bred Gade and Garden Street on Friday,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Attorney’s Office encourages everyone to observe Law Enforcement Appreciation Day by saluting our law enforcement officers this Saturday. “Local and federal law enforcement officers are our first responders whenever our communities are threatened by criminal activity, natural disasters, or other public safety emergencies,” U.S. Attorney

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today that Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Alphonso Andrews will lead the efforts of his Office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 3 general election. AUSA Andrews has been appointed to serve

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert for the District of the Virgin Islands announced that The Office of Justice Programs’ Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has received multiple reports that individuals claiming to represent the Department of Justice are contacting members of the public as part

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Attorney here advised residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands that the Agricultural Improvement Act (P.L. 115-334) prohibits animal fighting everywhere in the United States, including the territories. “Law enforcement officers in our communities have received recent reports that cockfighting matches are continuing, even though the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert and Michael J. De Palma, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), Miami Field Office, made the announcement today in an effort to remind taxpayers of the July 15 filing and payment deadline and warned against an increase in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At a supervised release revocation hearing today, Rasheem Morton, 41, was found to have violated the terms and conditions of his supervised release, United States Attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. Morton was placed on supervised release in May 2019, after

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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

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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

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