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St. Thomas Police Arrest Four for Firearm Possession, Search for Suspect

November 03, 2010
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Jibri RobertsPolice on St. Thomas arrested 18-year-old Jibri Roberts of Bonne Esperance, 19-year-old Treson I. Stephens of Hospital Ground and 18-year-old Shemelle Issac of H.H. Bergs Home around 5:18 p.m. Monday, November 1. The three suspects were charged with Constructive Possession of a Firearm, Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, Reckless Endangerment and Misprision of a Felony. Police said a 17-year-old minor was also arrested and released into his parents’ custody.

According to the initial police reports, 911 operators dispatched officers to Estate Mandahl to a report of shots being fired from a dark colored Toyota SUV traveling in the area. Police intercepted the vehicle on Maude Proudfoot Drive near Pilgrims Terrace and one suspect, who remains at large, fled the area on foot when police stopped the vehicle. Police inspected the vehicle and discovered a .25 caliber handgun under the front passenger seat.  

Bail for Roberts, Stephens and Issac was set at $50,000 each and they were remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action.

The case is being followed up by the major Crimes Bureau. Police urge anyone having information about this crime to contact detectives at 715-5545, 715-5534 , or call Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Treson I. Stephens Shemelle Issac

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