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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A motorcycle driver who took off when police tried to pull him over for a routine traffic stop has been arrested on illegal gun and assault charges on St. Thomas, authorities said. Officers arrested Shamar N. Lewis, 21, of Altona about 5:21 p.m. on Thursday and charged

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert on Monday urged the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) by calling the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) hotline (1-866-720-5721) or by sending an email to the NCDF e-mail address, disaster@leo.gov In coordination with the Department

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