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Officer arrests wanted Kapa‘a man

Officer arrests wanted Kapa‘a man

LIHU'E  – Police arrested a wanted Kapa‘a man at the Kaua'i Medical Clinic yesterday afternoon.

Calvin Lopez, age 24, is currently being held at police cellblock in lieu of $2,100 bail.

At about 2 p.m. Tuesday, an off-duty police officer recognized Lopez at the clinic and called for on-duty personnel to assist. However, when Lopez began to leave the facility prior to KPD’s arrival, the off-duty officer approached him. When the officer identified himself, Lopez attempted to flee on foot. After a brief struggle the officer was able to apprehend Lopez until uniformed officers arrived.

A warrant was issued for Lopez’s arrest after he was indicted on June 23, 2011 for second degree forgery, unauthorized possession of confidential personal information, and two counts of fourth degree theft. He was scheduled for arraignment Wednesday morning.

Police investigate fight and robbery in Nawiliwili

NAWILIWILI – Two men were injured in a fight and one man robbed in the parking lot of the Anchor Cove Shopping Center Thursday night.

The first incident occurred just before midnight when police were notified of a large fight involving roughly 20 males. The crowd scattered when officers arrived and two victims were located.

The first male victim, age 33, apparently lost several teeth and suffered a dislocated jaw. According to witness accounts, he was hit by bottles that were thrown during the fight.

The second victim, age 15, was reportedly looking for his brother in the area when he was punched in the face. He sustained a laceration above his right eyebrow.

Both victims were transported to Wilcox Hospital for medical treatment.

Police are continuing their investigation of this incident. There are no known suspects at this time.

Kauai Police Department posting videos of crime online

Kauai Police Department posting videos of crime online

Videos of crimes are now being posted on the Kauai Police Department website.

The police department hopes the public can help identify culprits with the new feature.

"KPD is constantly looking at ways to get the community involved in helping us to deter illegal activity and solve crimes on Kauai," Assistant Chief Roy Asher of the Investigative Services Bureau said. "The online posting of crimes in progress videos is an added tool in soliciting the public's assistance."

Surveillance videos of the suspects caught in the act can be found at www.kauai.gov/police.

The current video hosted on the website is of a male attempting to break into an Anahola residence on May 11.

KPD posts videos of crimes in progress on website

The Kaua'i Police Department has begun posting videos of crimes in progress to its website, in hopes that the public can help to identify culprits.

“KPD is constantly looking at ways to get the community involved in helping us to deter illegal activity and solve crimes on Kaua'i,” says Assistant Chief Roy Asher of the Investigative Services Bureau. “The online posting of crimes in progress videos is an added tool in soliciting the public’s assistance.”

Surveillance videos of suspects caught in the act are being posted on a case by case basis to the department’s website, www.kauai.gov/police.

The video currently on the website shows a male attempting to break into a residence located on South 'Aliomanu Road in Anahola just before 4:30 p.m.

2 men plead innocent in goat theft

2 men plead innocent in goat theft

The two men accused of stealing and slaughtering a pregnant goat on Kauai last month claim their are innocent.

Ryan Winchell, 29, and Russell Hoomanawanui, 29, of Kilauea pleaded not guilty to charges including theft of livestock, criminal property damage and cruelty to animals at their arraignment on Wednesday.

According to the owners of the Kunana Dairy in Moloa'a, their pet goat Kaitlyn was slaughtered one week before she was due to give birth to two babies.

Winchell is free on $8,100 bail while Hoomanawanui is free on $8,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is set for June 30.

Man arrested after shooting wife

Man arrested after shooting wife

Kauai police have identified the suspect in Sunday night's shooting in Koloa.

Dominador Padua, 47, was arrested Sunday night after a shooting incident that occurred at his home on Olona Street at approximately 8:19 p.m.

Padua reportedly shot his wife, 42, in the leg then barricaded himself in his home. The victim managed to escape the residents through a bedroom window. Medics transported her to Wilcox Hospital. Her current condition is not known.

Police evacuated nearby residences.

The couple’s two children, ages 17 and 18, voluntarily remained in the home with their father until police were able to negotiate their release at about 9:50 p.m.  The children were initially taken into police custody then temporarily transferred to a family member.

Hanapepe woman charged with theft of over $280K

Hanapepe woman charged with theft of over $280K

A Hanapepe woman has been charged with theft of more than $280,000.

Leilanie Coma Valenciano, appeared in Circuit Court on Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to nine counts of Theft in the First Degree and 228 counts of Falsifying Business Records.

Valenciano, in her capacity as an Accounting Clerk for Gay and Robinson Company, is charged with falsifying the company's accounting records in order to steal over $280,000 between April 2004 and December 2008.

Theft in the First Degree is classified as a class B felony offense, which carries a maximum fine of $25,000 and 10 years imprisonment for each count.

Falsifying Business Records is a misdemeanor offense, punishable by a maximum fine of $2,000 and up to one year imprisonment for each count.

Valenciano's case is set for jury trial before the Honorable Judge Kathleen Watanabe on Oct. 3, 2011.