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Weekly Crime Stoppers Report: Week of March 18

Community Center / News / Virgin Islands / March 16, 2015

St. Thomas: On Sept. 24, 2013 at approximately 6:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to Hospital Ground near Tickle Nickle Bar with reports of shots being fired. Upon arrival, officers discovered an unresponsive black male lying face up on the roadway and bleeding from the upper torso. EMTs informed the officers that the male, identified as 27-year-old Avery Martin of Contant Towers, had succumbed to his injuries.

St. John: On March 5 at approximately 10:55 a.m., officers were dispatched to Westin Resort regarding an assault. Upon arrival, a man stated he had been assaulted by an unknown black male in the Fish Bay area. The victim said that while attempting to park his vehicle to go to the beach, a male mumbled something indistinguishable and then hurled two rocks through his open car window, with one striking him in the face. The victim then quickly drove to the Westin Resort and sought help.

St. Croix: On March 12 in the early afternoon, Vernon James, Jr. of Estate Richmond was shot and killed from a single bullet. His body was found on a residential block between the David H. Jackson Terrace and the abandoned Ralph de Chabert community. Police SWAT team was unsuccessful in canvassing the area, including the abandoned apartments for the suspect or suspects.

Anyone with information about these crimes should visit or call (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or text “USVI” plus a message to CRIMES (274637).


Ernice Gilbert
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