Ka’u reckless endangering 01-04-08

Hawaii Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Lieutenant Robert Wagner
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
January 4, 2008
Report No. C07041173

(See larger photo) Mug shot: Crapser Richard Crapser
…charged with reckless endangering and other offenses

Media Release

Hawaii County police have arrested and charged a Ka’u man in connection with an incident involving a handgun at Kahuku Park the evening of December 22.

Richard Crapser, 43, of Oceanview, reportedly fired gunshots into the air, pointed a handgun at a 26-year-old Ka’u woman and a 30-year-old Ka’u man while threatening to kill them, and struck a 26-year-old Ka’u woman in the head with the butt of the firearm.

Crapser was arrested Wednesday (January 2) for reckless endangering and then arrested Thursday (January 3) for nine additional offenses.

He was charged Friday morning (January 4) with assault, four counts of reckless endangering, two counts of terroristic threatening and two firearms offenses for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

He is being held at the Kona police cellblock in lieu of $18,000 bail.

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