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Inmate escapes on way to court 10-28-04
HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
SOUTH KOHALA PATROL DIVISION
SERGEANT KELLY KAAUMOANA-MATSUMOTO
OCTOBER 27, 2004
Big Island police are on the lookout for a 23-year-old escapee from the Hawaii Community Correctional Facility.
The escapee was identified as Kalani Kaohimaunu, who escaped on foot from adult correction officers about 12:50 p.m. Wednesday (October 27, 2004) as he was being transported to the South Kohala District Court for a scheduled appearance on warrants for contempt of court and failure to appear.
South Kohala patrol officers — aided by personnel from the Sheriff’s Department and Department of Corrections as well as by air support from the Hawaii County Fire Department — initiated a search for the suspect, who remains at large.
Kaohimaunu is described as being 5-foot-10 in height, weighing about 160 pounds and having brown eyes and brown hair. Police caution residents not to approach the suspect, but to call.
Anyone with information on Kaohimaunu’s whereabouts is asked to call the West Hawaii Criminal Investigation Section at 326-4646, Ext. 267, or the police department’s 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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept strictly confidential.
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