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Officer's arrest fourth in recent weeks

By Gordon Y.K. Pang


An Oahu police officer has been arrested, the fourth such incident in recent weeks.

Ewa Beach resident Ikaika Silva, 27, was arrested Oct. 7 for investigation of abuse of a household member. He was charged and released on $2,000 bail. He will appear in Family Court on Oct. 25.

Police confirmed Tuesday that Silva is a police officer working out of District 8, the Kapolei substation. He has been a police officer since 2007.

Silva was reassigned and his police powers limited, a police spokeswoman said.

Officer Scott J. Valdez was arrested Sept. 23 for unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle and criminal property damage. Valdez this month pleaded not guilty to the charges. The case involved a confrontation while he was on duty.

Lt. Jason K. Kawabata was arrested Sept. 16 for abuse of a household member, but the prosecutor's office declined to proceed on the case because there was not enough evidence to support the allegation.

Officer John F. Rapozo was arrested Sept. 10 for fourth-degree theft after he allegedly shoplifted from the Pearl City Walmart.

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