Tag: U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Justice (VIDOJ)

Registered Sex Offender Picked Up By VIDOJ Agents on St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A registered sex offender was scooped up on St. Thomas today, authorities said. Omar J. Suarez, 38, a registered sex offender, was arrested by Virgin Islands Department of Justice (VIDOJ) Special Agents (SID), and the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) unit on St. Thomas today, V.I. Attorney General Denise George […]

Woman Charged With Stealing $30K From Elderly Couple

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas woman was arrested in prison and charged with stealing at least $30,000 from an elderly couple, authorities said. K’zsa Hodge, 26, of Estate Altona, was arrested on elder financial abuse and exploitation charges including embezzlement, forgery, grand larceny, possession of forged instruments and obtaining money by false pretense, V.I. […]

Virgin Islands Parole Board Schedules Parole Hearings

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Parole Board advises the public that the Board will convene on  July 7, 2022 to hear testimony from victims, family members of victims, or other interested persons for and against the application for parole by inmates incarcerated at various penal institutions. Anyone who wishes to share testimony on behalf of or […]

Florida Man Who Beat Woman In St. Thomas Hotel Room Found Guilty Of Assault

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Florida man was found guilty of assault after holding a woman hostage and brutally beating her in a room at Sapphire Beach Resort in 2020, authorities said. Devindra Jaglal, 39, was found guilty of second degree assault and simple assault on May 26th by a Superior Court jury in St. Thomas, […]

VIDOJ Agents Arrest St. Croix Man For Failure To Register As A Sex Offender

KINGSHILL — A registered sex offender was arrested on St. Croix for failing to tell local authorities where he was living currently. Carl Nicholas Decicco, 37, of Bethlehem Village, was arrested Tuesday for failure to comply with registration requirements for sex offenders in the territory, Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George said. Decicco was taken […]

LET’S MAKE A DEAL! Different Rules Apply To ‘Connected’ Citizens Accused Of Crimes

FREDERIKSTED — Does knowing a high-placed person in government lead to different outcomes when it comes to bail and pre-trial release conditions in the territory? The old saying goes: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Certainly, that true-ism was never more true than in the U.S. Virgin Islands — especially in dealings […]

AG: VIDOJ Agents Arrest Ricardo Algarin In Florida For Financial Exploitation of Old Man

Arrest Warrant issued for his sister, Lissette Felix KINGSHILL — V.I. Attorney General Denise George announces the arrest by V.I. Department of Justice (VIDOJ) Special Agents of a man charged with financial exploitation and defrauding an elderly man by taking advantage of the man’s deteriorated condition. VIDOJ Special agents arrested Ricardo Algarin on April 6, […]

V.I. Free Press Reports On ‘Wolf’ Stalker Who Hunted Woman Near C’sted Cemetery Leads To Arrest On Sex Charges

CHRISTIANSTED — A series of Virgin Islands Free Press reports on a “wolf” stalker who shadowed a St. Croix woman near the Christiansted Cemetery for weeks led to his eventual arrest on sex offender charges Tuesday. Jose Enrique “Big Bad Wolf” Encarnacion, a registered sex offender, was arrested by Virgin Islands Department of Justice (VIDOJ) […]

Jeffrey Epstein Estate Close To Settlement With Territorial Government

KINGSHILL — Attorneys for the estate of notorious sex offender Jeffrey Epstein told a Superior Court judge this week that they are “extraordinarily close” to resolving a civil case filed by the government of the island territory against the late financier’s estate, once valued at over $650 million. “We’ve been having intense negotiations and talks for settlement. […]

VIDOJ Reaches $3 Million Settlement In Methyl Bromide Poisoning Of Tourists In St. John

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George said Thursday that a $3Msettlement had been reached with the Terminix pest control company. The settlement stems from a 2017 lawsuit the Attorney General’s Office filed against Terminix after a family of four vacationing at the Sirenusa Resort on St. John in March 2015 became seriously […]