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Routine check leads to arrest of suspected car thief

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A routine vehicle check resulted in the arrest of a 41-year-old man for auto theft and other charges early Thursday morning.

The office ran a check on a vehicle parked in the Keeaumoku area and learned that it was stolen, police said. A passenger in the front seat of the vehicle identified a man standing near the vehicle as the driver.

The suspect attempted to flee the scene but was caught and found to be in possession of a replica gun and drugs, police said.

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