U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A CAHS track coach who took nude videos of boys’ genitals at the high school and allegedly raped and molested them as well has been arrested by federal authorities. Alfredo Bruce Smith, 50, of St. Thomas, was arrested today on a criminal complaint related to his alleged
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was arrested after federal authorities found 4,4 pounds of marijuana stashed in his luggage. Allany Peterson-Mendez, 25, of St. Thomas, was arrested on Friday at the Cyril E. King Airport on criminal charges related to his alleged possession of marijuana with intent to
CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix who physically forced his 17-year old girlfriend to have sex with a much older Beeston Hill man in exchange for money admitted to his guilt in federal court today. Zayvon Acoy, 31, appeared before Magistrate Judge George W. Cannon Jr. in U.S. District Court, and
CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Thomas man faces five years in prison after pleading guilty in federal court today to smuggling 14 pounds of marijuana into the territory, authorities said. Tarik Babrow, 24, of Hospital Ground in St. Thomas, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge George W. Cannon Jr., in U.S. District
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A South Carolina man got nearly four years in prison for mailing himself two handguns in St. Thomas, authorities said. Steven Baxter, 36, of Orangeburg, South Carolina was sentenced today to 45 months and 17 days in prison for mailing the firearms here, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas air traveler pleaded guilty to trying to smuggle about 7.5 pounds of marijuana into the territory on a commercial flight from Atlanta, authorities said. Kharim Moore pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Monday to possession with intent to distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney Gretchen
CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man who received 4.4 pounds of cocaine from an airport employee in a restroom prior to boarding a flight has been sentenced to 2.25 years in prison, authorities said. Zion Hazel, 24, of St. Croix, appeared Wednesday before Visiting U.S. District Court Judge Anne E.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix man who tried to move nearly 50 pounds of cocaine from St. Thomas to Atlanta was sentenced to six years in prison by a federal judge on Thursday. U,S, District Court Judge Wilma Lewis, sentenced Jakwaan Sweeny, Jr., 22, of St. Croix, to 72
KINGSHILL — When gunfire rang out at four separate locations on St. Croix on April 19 — the Virgin Islands Police Department responded immediately to every potential crime scene. One week ago, the VIPD, acting more like firemen responding to an alarm, sprung into action right away and were “first
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who was caught at the airport with 2.35 pounds of cocaine taped to his torso was sentenced Thursday to 2.5 years in prison by a federal judge. Miguel Batista, 27, of Charlotte Amalie, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for possession