Connect with us

Crime

Young Adult and Juvenile Accused of Robbery at Gunpoint of Schoolmate on St. Croix

Published

on

Shot of a police at a crime scene

On the serene island of St. Croix, a distressing incident unfolded in mid-January when a high school student and a younger accomplice allegedly carried out a gunpoint robbery against another student, escalating concerns over youth crime. The episode, which saw the victim forcibly relieved of a valuable “Franco” chain, has led to serious felony charges for the suspects involved.

The drama began to unfold as law enforcement was called to Estate Solberg to delve into the robbery report. The victim, recounting the events to the authorities, described a chilling encounter that occurred as he was departing from his girlfriend’s home around 1:00 a.m. He noticed a suspicious black vehicle prowling the vicinity but initially dismissed it.

The situation took a turn for the worse when, heading to his car, the student was confronted by two masked figures. One blocked his path, while the other, brandishing what seemed to be a firearm, pressed it against his back demanding his chain. The victim’s familiarity with one of the assailants, recognized by voice as a schoolmate, added a layer of betrayal to the crime.

Armed with this recognition, the victim and his family embarked on a quest for justice, engaging both suspects and their families in a bid to reclaim the stolen property and hold the perpetrators accountable. This pursuit led to a revealing confrontation in the principal’s office, attended by all parties involved, where the accused, Jeanlor Ulysse, an 18-year-old student, eventually acknowledged his involvement after initial resistance.

The police interviews with Ulysse and the juvenile co-accused on February 9 confirmed the victim’s account, leading to Ulysse’s arrest. He faces a slew of charges, including grand larceny, multiple degrees of robbery and assault, weapons violations, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and conspiracy.

A court appearance on February 9 saw Ulysse being represented by a public defender, as decided by Magistrate Paula Norkaitis, who also set conditions for his pretrial release. The specifics of these conditions remain undisclosed, with the community awaiting further developments as Ulysse’s next court date approaches on March 1.

This case has not only stirred concerns about youth involvement in crime but also highlighted the resilience of a community determined to seek accountability and justice.

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