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Executed Warrant Led to a Recovered Firearm and the Arrest of Two Individuals

St. Croix, USVI - On December 29, 2022, at approximately 4:21 p.m. during the execution of a telephonic warrant in reference to the investigation of a homicide that occurred on December 28, 2022, in Frederiksted, St. Croix, members of the Criminal Investigation Bureau and the Special Operation Bureau K-9 Unit traveled to #17 East Street, Christiansted, St. Croix where the premises was secured and subsequently the telephonic warrant was executed. During the search of #17 East Street a loaded firearm was recovered and secured for further comparison.

suspect 1
Deseree Maria Rodriquez

Both adults in the dwelling denied knowing anything about the firearm and both were arrested and charged with Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm.

suspect 2
Renaldo Lewis Santos

The warrant was signed by the Honorable Jessica Gallivan of the Virgin Islands Superior Court.

Bond was set at $50,000.00 as per chart for each. Mrs. Deseree Maria Rodriquez, 52-years-old and Mr. Renaldo Lewis Santos, 42-years-old were unable to post bond and was transported to the John Bell Correctional Facility pending their Advised of Right Hearing.

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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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