Connect with us

Crime

Altercation at Glynn Nightclub Results in Injuries to Two Females, One a Minor

Published

on

ST. CROIX — In a recent disquieting event at a nightclub in Glynn, two women, including a minor, suffered injuries following a disagreement that turned violent. Local police departments are diligently probing into the matter to unveil the specifics surrounding the incident.

The incident was brought to light in the early hours of Saturday when a dedicated nurse from Juan F. Louis Hospital felt the need to inform the 911 Emergency Call Center about the assault. Responding to the emergency, officers reached the hospital and were met with the sight of a young girl who bore a distinct puncture wound on her upper right leg.

Following protocols, the girl was questioned with her mother beside her. The minor, who appeared shaken, recounted her experience at the Bliss nightclub. She mentioned being in close proximity when a quarrel broke out amongst a group of unfamiliar women. Even as she tried playing peacemaker and calming the raging tempers, she ended up sustaining an injury just above her right knee. Noticing the severity of the wound, her companions wasted no time and escorted her to the medical facility.

While officers were present, they also connected with another woman who was recuperating from multiple puncture wounds on her right leg. Her story presented a twist of a past feud. She narrated how, on leaving the nightclub, she was confronted by a known adversary. Things quickly escalated, and in the heat of the moment, she was allegedly attacked with a gleaming silver box cutter. Thankfully, her friends were alert and immediately ensured she received medical attention.

The local police are unwavering in their commitment to solving the case and ensuring justice. They’re appealing to the public for assistance, urging anyone with even the slightest detail or hint related to this event to step up. Residents can provide any potentially helpful information anonymously via Crime Stoppers USVI. The current situation stands with no culprits under custody, but law enforcement agencies remain confident in making a breakthrough soon.

For more updates on this story and other local news, continue following USVI News. Remember, community safety and awareness are the responsibilities of all residents, and collaboration is key.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Crime

Former Deputy Park Superintendent of St. Croix Sentenced for Property Conversion and Fraud

Published

on

ST. CROIX, VI – Gregory Camacho, 43, previously Deputy Park Superintendent for the National Park Service in St. Croix, received a sentence of nine months of home detention and four years of probation for unlawfully converting property, according to U.S. Attorney for the USVI, Delia L. Smith. The sentencing was handed down by District Judge Wilma A. Lewis on Thursday.

In addition to home detention and probation, Judge Lewis imposed a $6,000 fine and a special assessment of $75 on Camacho. He was also ordered to pay restitution amounting to $29,502.20 to the National Park Service.

According to court filings, Camacho, during his tenure as acting park superintendent from June 2019 to August 2020, occupied two housing units owned by the National Park Service without fulfilling rental payments, causing a loss of $14,192.10. In another instance in July 2019, Camacho deceitfully claimed relocation expenses for his family’s move from Titusville, FL, to St. Croix, even though he moved alone. This action led to unjust reimbursements totaling $13,387.50.

Furthermore, between October 2018 and September 2019, Camacho was found to have submitted overlapping travel vouchers for the same trips from his primary duty station, resulting in an additional $1,922.50 in improper gains.

These findings were brought to light through an investigation by the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of the Interior, with the case prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel H. Huston.

Continue Reading

Crime

Daylight Assault in St. Thomas Leaves Man Injured

Published

on

A distressing incident unfolded on St. Thomas when a man suffered injuries in a daylight assault in Simmonds Alley, according to a statement from the V.I. Police Department. The attack occurred on Wednesday around 12:15 p.m.

Authorities were alerted to the situation when the 911 Emergency Call Center received a call about a man found bleeding from the neck near the Jala Jala establishment on Kronprindsens Gade. Responding officers discovered the victim with a severe laceration on the left side of his neck, believed to be the result of the assault.

Despite the seriousness of his injuries, the victim refrained from providing a statement to law enforcement at the scene. He was quickly transported to Schneider Regional Medical Center for medical attention.

The VIPD’s Criminal Investigation Bureau has taken charge of the investigation and is urging the public to assist by providing any relevant information. Individuals can contact the CIB at (340) 774-2211 or call 911. For those preferring to stay anonymous, tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers USVI by calling 1-800-222-8477 or online.

Continue Reading

Crime

Six Arrests Made in St. Thomas Drug Trafficking Crackdown

Published

on

ST. THOMAS — A targeted joint operation by the Virgin Islands Police Department, alongside the Drug Enforcement Agency and the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force, resulted in the arrest of six men accused of drug-related crimes in the Red Hook area, a noted hub for illegal narcotics activity.

Throughout February, these coordinated efforts focused on dismantling drug trafficking networks, culminating in several key arrests:

  • N’Kel Morton, 30, was taken into custody at Red Hook Plaza on March 8, 2024, facing charges of cocaine possession with intent to distribute.
  • On March 7, 2024, Jaamal Bell, 42, was arrested at American Yacht Harbor, charged with intent to distribute narcotics.
  • Peter Francis Jr., 33, encountered the same fate at the same location, on identical charges.
  • Anwar Lockhart, 40, was arrested on March 15, 2024, on Cassi Hill for cocaine distribution.
  • Niah Henry, 35, was apprehended on March 16, 2024, at Red Hook Plaza, with charges similar to Morton’s.
  • Kenson Plasimond, 43, was arrested on March 7, 2024, at Tutu Park Mall, also charged with possession with intent to distribute.

These arrests signify a continued commitment by local and federal law enforcement to curb the flow of illegal drugs in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Continue Reading

Trending