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Police Officer and Corrections Officer Arrested on Grand Larceny Charges
August 24, 2008
The Criminal Investigation Bureau arrested a VI Police Officer and a Bureau of Corrections officer on charges of Grand Larceny Saturday, August 23. The officers were on unpaid leave from their respective agencies due to previous unrelated arrests.
Police Officer Earl Yhan, 27 and his brother, Bureau of Corrections Officer Carl Yhan Jr., 28 were arrested and taken into police custody based on a warrant issued by the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands.
The brothers are charged with the August 18 Grand Theft of items totaling more than $5,000 from the Gallows Bay Hardware Store where Earl Yhan worked as a contracted security guard.
Earl Yhan is presently on unpaid leave from the VIPD pending the outcome of a February 19 arrest for Grand Larceny in connection with an Auto Theft. His brother, Carl Yhan is on unpaid leave from the Bureau of Corrections pending the outcome of a March 12 arrest for Assault Third (DV) and Possession of a Dangerous Weapon during the Commission of a Domestic Violence Crime.
Police Commissioner James H. McCall said Saturday that it is unfortunate that the VIPD and the BOC have been stained by these arrests, however McCall reiterated the statement he made at his Senate confirmation hearing, that it did not matter who you were, where you worked, or who your family is – if you do the crime you are going to do the time.
“This is further evidence that the De Jongh administration and the VI Police Department will not tolerate or attempt to cover up wrong doing by police officers and other government employees,” McCall said. “We understand that the Yhan brothers are innocent until proven guilty however I am confident that the Criminal Investigation Bureau, working closely with the Attorney General’s office has a solid case against these two,” McCall concluded.
Both brothers were unable to post bail of $25,000 and were remanded to the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility pending advice of rights hearing.