St. Thomas, USVI – On Sunday, January 1, 2023, members of the Special Operations Bureau and the V.I.P.D. Intel Unit was conducting Operation Humble, a shots firing suppression and apprehension operation in the downtown district with a concentration on the Savan area.

Surveillance was conducted in this area due to the number of shots that was being fired by individuals, and three males were observed in Snegle Gade behind Weeks Bakery where shots were being discharged.

Based on the information obtained through surveillance by law enforcement personnel, the SOB Units were able to enter into the alleyway of Snegle Gade where the three suspects were, however upon the officers arrival two of the suspects were able to flee the area. At 1:18 a.m., Mr. Jackoy Mulraine, the third suspect was apprehended after the arresting officer saw him remove a firearm from his waist in an effort to discard the firearm tossing it into the bushes.

Mr. Mulraine, age 24, was placed under arrest for Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm, Obliterated Serial Number and having an Unlicensed Firearm within a Thousand Feet of School. Bail was set at $150,000.00. Mr. Mulraine was taken to the Richard Callwood Command where he was booked, unable to post bail he was remanded to the VI Bureau of Corrections pending his Advice of Rights Hearing.

During the Operation Humble initiative, officers also confiscated six firearms from two vehicles in Contant, making it a total of seven recovered firearms with in the first hour of This matter is currently pending investigation.

The Virgin Islands Police Department continues to strongly urge individuals to refrain from taking part in celebratory gunfire due to the deadly threats it poses. Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to contact 911, the Chief’s Office at (340)715-5548, or Crime Stoppers V.I. at 1 (800)222-TIPS.