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Man arrested after car chasing incident 12-24-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Lieutenant Gerald Wike
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
Report No. C13033823


Media Release

A 55-year-old Kamuela man is in police custody while detectives investigate a harassment by stalking incident that reportedly took place last week.

On December 17, police received several calls reporting that a green sedan was being chased through Waimea town by a green Dodge van. Investigation revealed that the driver of the van attempted to pull over the new boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend to instigate a fight.

The van attempted to block the car and collided with it on several occasions until the victim was able to make his way to the parking lot of the Waimea police station. At that time, the suspect fled in the van.

On Monday (December 23), South Kohala patrol officers, who were conducting a seat belt enforcement operation in Waimea, stopped the suspect, John Amina, and arrested him on suspicion of  five counts of first-degree terroristic threatening, one count each of criminal property damage, reckless driving, accident involving a vehicle and property, harassment by stalking, driving without a license, promoting a detrimental drug, two counts each of promoting a dangerous drug and possessing drug paraphernalia.

Amina is being held at the Kona police cellblock while detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.