Hawaii Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Mitchell Kanehailua
July 23, 2008
Report No. C08022410
…charged with felony weapon offense
Hawaii Police Department detectives have arrested and charged a 60-year-old man with a felony weapons offense for attempting to enter the state building with a bag containing a loaded revolver.
At approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday (July 22) South Hilo Patrol Officers responded to a report that security screeners at the state building had observed what appeared to be the outline of a handgun while X-raying a man’s bag. The screener informed a deputy sheriff, who detained the man.
Police recovered a loaded Smith and Wesson .38 caliber revolver and 84 loose .38 caliber rounds from the bag.
At 5 p.m., after consulting with the prosecutor’s office, Detectives charged John G. S. H. Kanekoa of Keaau with Place to Keep Pistol or Revolver, a class B felony. Bail was set at $2,000. Kanekoa was released on bail Tuesday night.