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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor said Thursday that the department may add optional water rescue training for officers, but making swimming ability a requirement could exclude many otherwise qualified recruits, as first reported in the V.I. Daily News. The department responded Tuesday to an incident on the St.

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department stepped up its enforcement of traffic regulations on the road near Sunny Isle Shopping Center on St. Croix this week. Police were looking for drivers who violate the law, including those not wearing their seat belts, speeding, driving while intoxicated and failing to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police are investigating whether a St. Thomas man was pushed or jumped into the waters off of the St. Thomas waterfront downtown and then died Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. The 911 Emergency Call Center received a call from a concerned citizen that “a male jumped into the

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FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man who allegedly strangled a female relative during an argument in Lower Love was arrested by police on Monday night, authorities said. Kevin Nelson Soto, 23, of Williams Delight, was arrested at 9:45 p.m. Monday on charges of second-degree assault-domestic Violence; simple assault & battery;

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man accused of throwing another man off a second-story balcony has been charged with attempted murder and related charges, authorities said. Rosier Smith, 37, of Contant, was arrested at 9 a.m. Monday on a charges of attempted murder, first-degree assault and mayhem, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. On June 7, at roughly 9 a.m.,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The driver in a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian in St. Thomas on Sunday night has turned himself in, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Rafael A. Ledesma German, 31, of Nye Nordsidevej, surrendered to officers with the Traffic Investigation Bureau about 3:25 p.m. today, according

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CRUZ BAY — Police responded to a bomb threat call about the Westin St. John Resort Villas about 10 a.m. today. “The investigation revealed the resort received a phone call stating a bomb was going to explode on the property,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “The male caller allegedly called

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KINGSHILL — Police need your help to find a St. Croix teenager who has been missing for nearly three weeks, authorities said. Makayla Khodra, 17, of Clifton Hill, was last seen leaving her home 18 days ago, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Khodra is a Black female who stands

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CRUZ BAY — A charity fundraiser for a Good Samaritan is almost halfway to its $50,000 goal to raise money for a St. John resident who was left partially paralyzed in a brutal attack about 10 days ago. Rupert Gervin Walters, 46, is wanted for a third-degree assault that occurred

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CHRISTIANSTED — Police on patrol noticed three men smoking marijuana near the Christiansted boardwalk and arrested one of them on an illegal gun charge Friday night, authorities said. Shomari J. Ferrance, 28, of no fixed address, was arrested at 9:48 p.m. and charged with carrying a firearm openly or concealed,

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