Escapee Sought 11-14-00

PHONE: 961-2378
NOVEMBER 14, 2000

Dale Daniel Arruda

SUSPECT SOUGHT — Police are looking for 29-year-old Dale Daniel Arruda, who escaped from police custody on Sunday. Police say that Arruda has changed his appearance since this photo was taken. Specifically, he has shaved his head and now has extremely short hair, and he has shaved his beard.


Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 29-year-old Hilo man who escaped from police custody on Sunday (November 12, 2000).

The suspect, Dale Daniel Arruda, had been arrested in Waimea after leading police on a chase after they had tried to pull him over on suspicion of stealing a motorcycle. Eventually caught, Arruda was arrested for numerous traffic offenses resulting from the chase and for several drug offenses. He was also wanted on four outstanding warrants.

Arruda, originally of a Komohana Street address, was being transported to Hilo when he escaped.

The suspect is described as being part-Hawaiian, being 5-feet-7 in height, weighing 160 pounds and having extremely short brown hair and brown eyes.

He also was described as having tattoos on his right shoulder, upper left arm, upper right arm and his chest. The tattoo on his right shoulder is of the faces of two court jesters; the one on his upper left arm is of a cross with a heart and the words “Fozu Boy”; and the one on his upper right arm is of a clown.

Anyone with information about Arruda’s whereabouts is asked to call Detective Thomas Waltjen of the Hilo Criminal Investigation Section at 961-2378 or the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. The numbers are answered 24 hours a day. Callers will be given a coded number and their identity will remain anonymous. Callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if their call leads to an arrest, indictment or the recovery of property. Crime Stoppers neither subscribes to “Caller ID,” nor does it record phone calls.

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