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VIPD Traffic Initiative “Operation Prevention Better Than Cure” Make Arrest For Gun And Drugs

June 23, 2019

Christiansted, St. Croix USVI - On June 22, 2019, at approximately 11:00 pm, members from the VIPD Special Operations Bureau (SOB) were conducting a traffic initative “Operation Prevention Better Than Cure”, on the Northside Road in the vicinity of Golden Rock, Christiansted.

During the initiative, officers observed a silver 2006 BMW without a registration sticker with 3 male individuals in the vehicle.

Officers asked for consent to check the vehicle which was granted by the driver, 31-year-old Mitchell P. Hanley, Jr.

Mitchell P. Hanley, Jr.

One 45 Caliber firearm was discovered inside the rear right door panel. 1033 grams of marijuana were also discovered.

Hanley was arrested and charged with Unauthorize Possession Of a Firearm after admitting not having a Firearms License. He also admitted to owning the marijuana.

Bail was set at $25,000. Mitchell P. Hanley Jr. was remanded to the Bureau of corrections pending advice of rights hearing.

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