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04-25-15 Four inmates arrested for attempted escape

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Captain Robert Wagner
Phone: 961-2251
Report No. C15012191


Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a reported attempted escape from Hawaiʻi Community Correctional Center early Saturday (April 25).

At about 2:05 a.m. Saturday, HCCC personnel reported that four inmates broke through a door that leads to the fenced recreational center at the jail, which is located on Punahele Street. The inmates were unable to escape from that area. HCCC personnel detained them and notified the Police Department to investigate further.

All four suspects case were arrested for attempted escape and criminal property damage. They are identified as 26-year-old Malaki McBride, 26-year-old Kawaipuna Noa, 31-year-old Douglas Kaimiola and 23-year-old Ariel Jost.

They were returned to the custody of HCCC while the Police Department’s Area I Criminal Investigations Section continues the investigation.