POSTED: 7:21 p.m. HST, Jul 20, 2011
A man wanted on forgery and theft charges unexpectedly encountered an off-duty police officer at the Kauai Medical Clinic on Tuesday afternoon and wound up in the county jail.
Calvin Lopez, 24, of Kapaa was being held in lieu of $2,100 bail.
About 2 p.m. Tuesday, the officer recognized Lopez at the clinic and called for on-duty personnel to assist. However, Lopez began to leave the facility before police arrived. The off-duty officer approached him and identified himself, according to a Kauai County news release.
After a brief struggle, the officer held Lopez until uniformed officers arrived, the news release said.
Lopez's was indicted June 23 on charges of second-degree forgery and unauthorized possession of confidential personal information, and two counts of fourth-degree theft.