FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2017

  POLICE COMMISSIONER ISSUES STATEMENT ON CRIME
 
U.S. Virgin Islands Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. is thanking the public for remaining calm and orderly, despite the very trying circumstances as a result of Hurricane Irma. Gratitude is extended to those who are obeying the curfew, which supports the Police Department’s efforts to clear roads and ensure the safety of  everyone in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
 
There have been some arrests for curfew violations on St. Thomas, but no reports of serious crime associated with the storm or its aftermath.
 
Commissioner Richards and Governor Kenneth Mapp have urged those spreading rumors, particularly about conditions on St. John, to cease as such unverified reports hamper the recovery efforts. Social media posts about stolen firearms and widespread looting on St. John are unfounded. Contact has been made with the Jurgen Command in Cruz Bay, St. John, where officers confirm that these and other allegations about lawlessness are false.
 
The Virgin Islands Police Department continues to work around the clock to ensure safety and security for all.




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       For more information:
     Samuel Topp |  Deputy Director of Communications
     (678) 772-9395 |   samuel.topp@go.vi.gov