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

Motorcycle Rider Without Helmet Arrested On Illegal Gun, Assault Charges: VIPD

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 with possession of an unlicensed […]

USAO: Report Instances of COVID-19 Fraud To National Center For Disaster Fraud

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, [email protected] In coordination with the Department of Justice, Attorney General William […]

Peter’s Rest Man Heads Up Group of 3 Arrested Under ‘Lock Them Up’ Sweep Today

CHRISTIANSTED — Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Bureau and officers in the Special Operations Bureau conducted Operation “Lock Them Up” today executing arrest warrants on three St. Croix men in separate cases. Rolando Gautier, 37, of Peter’s Rest was arrested at 5:18 a.m. today and charged with second-degree reckless endangerment, unauthorized possession of a firearm, […]

‘OLD MACDONALD:’ Had A Gun … EIEIO… And The VIPD Arrested Him On St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — It’s a children’s nursery rhyme. But on St. Thomas — little is child’s play. Daylin MacDonald, 36 of Nye Gade, was arrested at 10:35 p.m. Wednesday and charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm and unauthorized possession of ammunition, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Police officers were advised that MacDonald was […]

St. Thomas Man With Tinted Windows Stopped By Police With 2 Illegal Guns: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man driving with tinted windows was pulled over by police in a routine traffic stop and discovered to have two illegal weapons in his vehicle, authorities said. Korda Cornelius, 45 of Contant Knolls, was arrested by VIPD Special Operations Bureau officers about 1:25 p.m. today and charged with possession […]

Jahcori Potter Arrested After High-Powered Rifle Fired Near Housing Project: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police on St. Thomas are investigating the shooting of a high-powered assault rifle in a heavily-populated housing project yesterday, authorities said. Jahcori Potter, 20 of the Bovoni Housing Community, was arrested by VIPD officers and charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm about 7:57 p.m. Thursday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. […]

VIPD: Bovoni Man Charged In Gunpoint Jewelry Snatching At Mariendahl

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One of the four St. Thomas men accused of robbing a man of his jewelry at gunpoint near his Mariendahl home last month was charged in the case on Tuesday, authorities said. Jevon Thomas, 19, of Bovoni was arrested at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday and charged with first-degree robbery, possession of an unlicensed […]

VIPD: St. John Man Wanted In Double Murder Who Fled To Puerto Rico Is Arrested

CRUZ BAY — A St. John man who allegedly fled to Puerto Rico before he could be charged in connection to a shooting that left two people dead at a Contant bar in December is in official custody today, authorities said. Charlie Manuel Castillo Borg, 26 of Estate Adrian was arrested at 4:40 p.m. Thursday […]

VIPD: Accused Armed KFC Robber Akemoi Simmonds Was ‘Compliant’ With Cops

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man has been arrested for his alleged role in an attempted robbery of a fast food restaurant two days ago, authorities said. Akemoi J. Simmonds, 18, of Estate Rattan has been charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm, the Virgin Islands Police Department said tonight. The 911 Emergency Call Center […]