Police on lookout for Puna escapee 08-31-05

PHONE: 961-2252
AUGUST 31, 2005


Police are on the lookout for a male suspect who escaped from the custody of an officer Monday (August 29, 2005) at Ahalenui Beach Park in Kapoho, Puna.

The escapee was identified as Shawn Weeks, 37, of a Pahoa address.

Weeks had been arrested about 7:55 p.m. for a liquor violation, had been handcuffed and was awaiting transport to the police station when the officer’s attention was diverted to help in the arrest of a combative male companion of the suspect. Weeks took advantage of the situation and fled the area on foot with his hands still cuffed behind his back.

In addition to being sought for this incident, Weeks also has two outstanding warrants for contempt and violations of conditions while being released on bail.

At the time of his arrest, Weeks gave his name as Shawn Kalanai, but he has numerous other aliases, including Sean Jaelager, John Martin, John Paul Weeks, Paul Weeks, Todd Weeks, Shawn Addleman and “Burp.”

The suspect is described as being 5-foot-9 in height, weighing about 160 pounds and having blue eyes, long dirty blonde hair worn in dreadlocks and a beard. He was last seen wearing a dirty brown trench coat.

Although police do not consider him to be dangerous, the public is advised not to approach him.

Anyone who sees Weeks or has knowledge of his whereabouts is asked to call 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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept strictly confidential.

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