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Car-chase suspect arrested for October burglary

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 10:52 p.m. HST, Dec 14, 2011



A Kalihi man awaiting trial for allegedly leading police on a chase from Honolulu to Windward Oahu has been arrested in connection with a Hawaii Kai burglary in October.

Scott Van Lee, 31, remained at the main police cell block on Wednesday awaiting charges for the burglary.

Police said a 61-year-old man returning home on the morning of Oct. 27 saw a man fleeing from his home carrying his safe.

DNA evidence and a photo lineup led police to arrest Lee at Oahu Community Correctional Center, where he is awaiting trial for the police chase.

Police are still searching for a second suspect in the burglary.

In the vehicle chase, officers spotted Lee, who had been wanted for a warrant and allegedly forging a check, as he was driving a van in Manoa on Nov. 29.

Police followed the van along Makiki roads before it continued onto Pali Highway, then onto Waimanalo and back to Kailua. The chase ended about 30 minutes later on Kamehameha Highway, fronting Hawaii Pacific University's Hawaii Loa campus. No one was injured, but three minor traffic accidents happened along the way.

Lee was charged with numerous counts, including second-degree forgery, second-degree identity theft, unauthorized control of personal information, second-degree theft, first-degree burglary, drug offenses, and resisting an order to stop.

In another incident, Lee surrendered peacefully in January after a standoff with police SWAT officers that shut down Kamehameha Highway in Kualoa for three hours. He was arrested at a Kualoa home on armed robbery and burglary charges.







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High_Society wrote:
How the h3ll was this guy out running around in the community? He should have been locked up, but instead was allowed to go around committing more crimes. :-(
on December 14,2011 | 09:59PM
1local wrote:
Not the police's fault - The Judiciary in Hawaii is failing the Citizens of Hawaii. The Judiciary and Parole board should be held financially responsible for their decisions - when they make a mistake in judgment - society pays...
on December 15,2011 | 05:44AM
Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
This guy had a standoff with police almost a year ago and yet he has been free to continue his crime spree? I sure would like to see the so-called "judicial" officials who had a hand in letting this one-man crime wave be held to account for their actions (or inaction, as the case may be). It happens time after time after time, that suspects are arrested who have a rap sheet a mile long. What doesn't our 'judicial" system get about the public's outrage concerning these parasites?
on December 15,2011 | 07:28AM
Imua45 wrote:
The judicial officials are the problem. Just too damn lazy to do a good job & alllows these ill reputes back on the streets. We need to change the system or get new people in the system that want to make the needed changes to keep our state free of these jokers that will continue to prey on innocent people cause that's all they know.
on December 15,2011 | 07:49AM
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