St. Thomas, USVI - On Thursday, December 29, 2022, at approximately 3:22 p.m., Curtis Petersen, an adult black male was placed under arrest and charged with Stalking (DV), Destruction of Property (DV), Illegal Discharge
of a firearm (DV) and Harassment after his ex-girlfriend reported that on multiple occasions Mr. Petersen has followed her, appeared to her residence, place of business and at her minor child’s sport workout and harassed her.
His ex-girlfriend further reported that she decided to file a police report and her vehicle was later shot by a high-powered rifle as a result of her filing the report.
Investigation revealed that Mr. Petersen was seen on several video recordings following and harassing his ex-girlfriend. Investigation further revealed that a vehicle registered to Mr. Petersen and fitting the description with distinguishing marks was
seen when shots were fired from the vehicle in the area of his ex-girlfriend’s driveway when her vehicle was shot at.
Mr. Curtis Petersen turned himself in on December 29, 2022 at approximately 3:20 p.m. and he was placed under arrest and advised of his Warning as to Rights. He was not granted bail as per order of the Court and he awaits his Advice of Rights Hearing.
Any persons having information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 ext. 5535. They can also contact 911, Crime Stoppers V.I. at 1 (800) 222-TIPS, the Chief’s Office at (340) 715-5548 or
the Commissioner’s Office at (340) 715-5506.
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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.