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Gun on bus 03-31-11

Hawai’i Police Department
South Hilo Patrol
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-8112
March 31, 2011
Report No. C11008300


Rico John Ikaika Mainaaupo
…arrested for disorderly conduct

Media Release

A Hilo man has been arrested in connection with a report of a man with a gun on a Hele-On bus in downtown Hilo.

On Wednesday at about 2:47 p.m., South Hilo patrol officers responded to a report of a man with a gun on a bus in transit from Hilo to Pāhoa. The 21-year-old female victim observed a male passenger briefly remove the pistol from his waistband and then quickly returned it. The woman, who was alarmed, exited the bus in downtown Hilo and called the police to report the incident.

Responding officers located the bus at Prince Kuhio Plaza, where 19-year-old Rico John Ikaika Mainaaupo, who has no permanent address, was found with a handgun concealed in his waistband. Police determined the pistol to be an Air soft pellet gun.

Police arrested Mainaaupo and charged him with disorderly conduct. His bail was set at $250. He is being held in the police cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Thursday.