Police Make Three Domestic Violence-Related Arrests on St. Croix

Crime Published On February 23, 2021 03:43 PM
Staff Consortium | February 23, 2021 03:43:32 PM

Mugshots of the individuals arrested recently on domestic violence-related charges. By THE VIRGIN ISLANDS POLICE DEPARTMENT

ST. CROIX — The V.I. Police Department in the past few days made at least three arrests related to domestic violence on St. Croix, one of which included assault and destruction of property. 

Estate Smithfield Woman Charged with Domestic Violence

On Monday at approximately 3:14 a.m., police arrested Gloria Gerard, age 61 of Estate Smithfield, charging her with second-degree assault, domestic violence, announced police spokesman Toby Derima.

Gerard allegedly strangled a family member during a disagreement, causing visible injuries, according to police.

Gerard was turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections without bail, in accordance with the Territory’s domestic violence statutes, pending her advisement hearing.

Upper Love Man Charged with Domestic Violence, Burglary

Forty-year-old Nigel J. Hazel of Upper Love was arrested on Monday at roughly 7:31 p.m. He was charged with second-degree burglary, domestic violence.

On February 20, at approximately 12:00 p.m., Hazel entered the female victim’s residence without her permission. Upon entering her residence, Hazel kicked in the bedroom door and destroyed items inside the residence, said Mr. Derima.

Hazel was turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections without bail, as per the territory’s domestic violence laws, pending his advisement hearing.

Man Charged with Domestic Violence, Assault

On Monday, at around 6:46 p.m., police arrested Shakur A. C. Joseph, age 23 of Croixville Apartments and him with second-degree assault, domestic violence.

At roughly 9:05 that morning, Joseph got into an altercation with a female victim, allegedly strangling and assaulting her, according to the news release.

Joseph was not offered bail, in accordance with the Virgin Islands’ domestic violence statutes. He was subsequently turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending his advisement hearing.




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