Tag: U.S. Attorney’s Office Virgin Islands (USAO)

Tipster Alerts Police To Estate Richmond Man With Unlicensed Gun, Ammunition: VIPD

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 and possession or sale of […]

2 Men Wearing Masks Dressed As Construction Workers Rob Jewelry Store

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 robbery about 11:38 a.m. Saturday, […]

St. Thomas Man Involved In Auto Accident Observed With Firearm And Arrested

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas motorist involved in an accident on Friday afternoon was observed with a firearm and was quickly detained by police, authorities said. Terrance A. Martin III, 24, was arrested at 2:03 p.m. Friday and charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm, delaying and obstructing an officer discharging his duties and […]

ATF And VIPD Offer Two $15,000 Rewards For Information On 4 Murders

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Federal and local law enforcement agencies are offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for three murders in Hospital Ground last month. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Virgin Islands Police Department are also offering a $15,000 reward […]

St. Thomas Man Pleads Guilty To Illegal Gun Possession After Fleeing U.S. Customs At Red Hook

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who fled the Customs inspection area in Red Hook and left a handgun in a backpack behind, pleaded guilty to illegal gun charges in federal court Tuesday, authorities said. Javier Enrique Lima pled guilty to possessing and transporting a firearm with an obliterated serial number and departing a […]

U.S. Attorney Encourages Victims Of COVID-19 Fraud To Report Cases Of Abuse

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert of the District of the Virgin Islands today urged the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. If you think you are a victim of a scam or attempted fraud involving COVID-19, you can report it without leaving your home by calling […]

St. Croix Man Had Unlicensed Gun, Ammunition At Sugar Mill Estates Today: VIPD

FREDERIKSTED — Police discovered an unlicensed firearm and ammunition in a St. Croix home while executing a search warrant early this morning, authorities said. D’Andre George, 20, of Sugar Mill Estates was arrested at 3:47 a.m. today and charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession or sale of ammunition, the Virgin Islands Police […]

Hospital Ground Man Nabbed At CEK Airport Trying To Leave With Gun In Duffel Bag: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who apparently wasn’t aware that Hospital Ground is under increased surveillance has been arrested on illegal gun charges, authorities said. Akeem Dijhani Julien, 24, of Hospital Ground, was arrested about 4:45 p.m. Sunday and charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “Julien […]

USAO Gets $2,932,867 Award To Address COVID-19 Pandemic In The Territory

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that the U.S. Virgin Islands received $2,932,867 in U.S. Department of Justice grants to respond to the challenges posed by the outbreak of COVID-19. The grant, awarded to the Virgin Islands Law Enforcement Planning Commission (LEPC), is available under the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding […]

Taxpayers Warned To Be On The Lookout For ‘Possible Scams Relating To COVID-19’

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert, Special Agent in Charge Michael J. De Palma of the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), Director Joel A. Lee of the VI Bureau of Internal Revenue and V.I. Attorney General Denise N. George today warned taxpayers to be alert to possible scams relating to COVID-19, […]