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RVIPF’s recent stop-and-search operations yielding positive results

The recent stop-and-search traffic operations conducted by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) have proven successful with more than 30 offenders already discovered for October.

This is according to a media release from the RVIPF late Tuesday, October 6.

Police said the RVIPF yielded 21 traffic-related tickets, confiscated seven motorcycles, and arrested four persons on drug possession charges.

The police also stated several serious traffic-related offences were committed last month.

“During the month of September, one male was charged with reckless driving and unlawful possession of a controlled drug,” the RVIPF reported.

“Another male was also charged for reckless driving, driving when not covered by insurance, failing to apply for change of ownership of vehicle, driving without a rear license plate, failing to stop at the sound of a siren, and driving an unlicensed vehicle,” the local police added.

At the end of September, several charges were made against two other males, the RVIPF reported.

The first was jointly charged for reckless driving, possession of a controlled drug, possession with intent to supply, and driving when not covered by a policy of insurance.

The second male was charged for dangerous driving and failing to stop at the sound of the siren.

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  1. Lol says:

    What a joke. You haven’t yielded anything of significance. No guns. No significant amount of serious drugs just some tiny Marijuana. Offenders who broke a ridiculous curfew were arrested? And reckless driving because they tried to get away from you. Real police work? When?

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    • KEEP! says:

      @LOL, this is exactly how you reduce crime but enforcing what you consider to be little, it sends a message that crime wouldn’t be tolerated.. KEEP up the Good work.

  2. smh says:

    go find the d**n robbers and killers set of backwards hungry officers from Jamaica str8 down barbados…waste of my tortolian family tax dollars….commissioner need to get out that post useless white jacka**

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    • Charles Bronson says:

      You and your Tortolian family need to join the police service and make the place crime free and at the same time be less reliant to expat officers. #makethedifference

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    • Father Time says:

      Give us the tutorial then, since you know wtf you doing.

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  3. Attorney says:

    Isn’t this a violation of one’s right? A warrant is needed for searching….be very careful…

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  4. Not Attorney says:

    You’ve been watching too many Television shows. No warrant is necessary if there is probable cause, in the first instance. No tags, driving reckless, speeding, improper lighting, faulty safety equipment…the list goes on and on.

    How about abiding by the laws of the land and you don’t have to be worried about a stop!

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