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robbySTX
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Lots of emergency vehicles of all types speeding thru Christiansted down King Street heading East.
Anyone know what is going on?? They have been whizzing thru for the past half hour or so...!!

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Topic starter Posted : January 18, 2012 1:02 pm
Iris Tramm
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I heard 'em too. Thought it was strange. Since when do we have access to that many vehicles with operational sirens?

Lots of building alarms going off in downtown C'sted last night, too. At least three times. LOUD and coming from the waterfront.

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Posted : January 18, 2012 1:51 pm
shibuya
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is it still going on? i am incredibly nervous about how the news of the refinery's shutdown is going to affect safety here, so i can't help but wonder if there is a link.

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Posted : January 18, 2012 2:12 pm
robbySTX
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They finally have stopped, but a lot of them went thru for probably a good hour or so.
Police, Rescue, marked, unmarked.....
Still no idea what happened??!!
Anyone???
Someone must know!!

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Topic starter Posted : January 18, 2012 2:56 pm
beachy
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Have heard that someone was murdered in his home in boetzberg.

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Posted : January 18, 2012 3:00 pm
gonetropo
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I just heard news on the radio that it was Bob Johnson that was murdered in his home in Boetzberg.
A wonderful gentleman...how sad!

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Posted : January 18, 2012 3:03 pm
shibuya
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wtf awful. a terrible day.

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Posted : January 18, 2012 3:16 pm
DonExodus
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Heard this too- who was he?

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Posted : January 18, 2012 3:20 pm
rotorhead
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DonExodus
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Wow- happen to have a pic? I'm sure I've seen him around.

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Posted : January 18, 2012 3:36 pm
onthespot
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I had heard he was with Farchette and Hanley Realty.

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Posted : January 18, 2012 3:37 pm
stxcheryl
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Bob was my next door neighbor for ten years. He had lived on the island for decades. He was at one time a prominent realtor on the island before retiring. He was a great neighbor, a good friend and truly a godsend when I needed a hand or a shoulder. I am stunned.

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Posted : January 18, 2012 5:17 pm
gonetropo
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Bob was one of the great cheerleaders for STX and has been here for 50 years. He came here as a Navy officer and then moved here after the Navy. We met him a couple of years ago when we purchased a good friends of his home.

It is a travesty and whoever is responsible should be hung! The sad fact is that they will never be found by our Keystone cops.

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Posted : January 18, 2012 5:47 pm
Iris Tramm
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Rumor mill tells me he was found by his housekeeper tied to a chair and killed. Personal vendetta? Why tie someone up if you're going to kill them anyway? Doesn't sound like a run of the mill smash and grab.

Awful story. On any day.

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Posted : January 18, 2012 5:49 pm
onthespot
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sorta reminds me of the phone threat posted, where the caller specifically threatened to tie the OP in a chair and beat him until he was dead. I hope the two are not related.

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Posted : January 18, 2012 5:53 pm
Paula
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What a terrible thing. There's a picture of Mr. Johnson on the back of his book if you go on the Amazon website that Rotorhead posted.

Paula

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Posted : January 18, 2012 6:07 pm
stxanon
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This is terrible. All we can do is hope that the perpertrators are rapidly captured, proscecuted, and jailed (or otherwise disposed off).

I checked Mr. Johnson's phone number in the directory and it is not even close to the number which the threats where phoned in.

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Posted : January 18, 2012 6:24 pm
DixieChick
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i would see him down town all the time in the pentheny court yard having lunch.
yes what a huge loss.

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Posted : January 18, 2012 7:22 pm
stxcheryl
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It is a tragic loss for those who knew him and for the island as a whole because few loved the island as much as Bob.

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Posted : January 18, 2012 8:09 pm
DixieChick
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i agree cheryl.

does anyone think the phone calls had anything to do with this. were the calls random??

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Posted : January 18, 2012 8:36 pm
stxcheryl
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I have no clue. I'm just still stunned. I left STX in '08 but it was such a beautiful place to live and Bob was such a wonderful neighbor. What a tragedy. I hope they catch the lunatic(s) that did this. Not keeping my fingers crossed on that one.

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Posted : January 18, 2012 9:33 pm
SkysTheLimit
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Horrible!!! :X

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Posted : January 18, 2012 9:41 pm
onthespot
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Does anyone think the phone calls had anything to do with this. were the calls random??

I think there is a possibility. I would hate for it to be true, but it is possible. Extortion is not usually a one victim crime.

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Posted : January 18, 2012 9:42 pm
swans
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Does anyone think the phone calls had anything to do with this. were the calls random??

I think there is a possibility. I would hate for it to be true, but it is possible. Extortion is not usually a one victim crime.

stxanon: Perhaps you might update the board on your phone threat situation. Thanks,
Swan

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Posted : January 18, 2012 10:10 pm
poorthang
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Tied to a chair/restraint = looking for information.Holding some elderly person up physically would take some effort.Put them in a chair and start interrogating them for all their financials,etc..Really bad dudes IMO..This doesn't look good for those who are known and other easy marks.Better keep that gun close and door locked up.:-(

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Posted : January 19, 2012 3:41 am
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