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St. Croix Woman Charged with Possession of Firearm

April 28, 2021

ST. CROIX, USVI – On April 28, at roughly 6:27 a.m., police arrested Omolara N. Simmonds, age 40 of Concordia Manor, charging her with Carrying a Firearm Openly or Concealed and Possession of Ammunition.

Omolara N. Simmonds

While investigating a robbery that occurred in February, officers of the Criminal Investigation and Special Operations Bureaus conducted a search warrant at a residence in Concordia Manor. During the search, officers discovered a loaded firearm. Simmonds admitted ownership of the firearm and indicated that she did not have a license to possess a firearm. She was placed under arrest as a result. Bail for Simmonds was set at $50,000, which she was not able to post. Simmonds was subsequently turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections, pending her Advice of Rights hearing.

St. Croix District Chief of Police Sidney Elskoe applauded the officers for finding the firearm. “Every gun taken off the street saves lives. We will continue to use every avenue available to find and confiscate all illegal firearms,” Chief Elskoe said. He urges everyone who has information about crimes to contact detectives by calling 911, the Crime TipLine at (340) 778-4950, or Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS.

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All individuals listed as arrested or charged with a crime in this press release are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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