POSTED: 8:01 a.m. HST, Apr 25, 2012
LAST UPDATED: 8:05 a.m. HST, Apr 25, 2012
A manhunt for a suspect considered armed and dangerous has ended.
Police arrested James D. Walters III Tuesday night at a Date Street apartment complex.
Police issued a CrimeStoppers bulletin asking for the public's help in finding Walters, wanted for questioning in connection with armed robberies in Waikiki and Lanikai.
Police said they believed Walters, 31, was armed with both a handgun and long gun and considered him dangerous. He was driving a 2006 black Chevy Silverado pickup with a crew cab, silver construction racks and the license plate PFV803.
Maj. Richard Robinson, head of HPD's Criminal Investigations Division, said Walters was wanted for questioning in the armed robbery of a family of four visitors walking on the Ala Wai Canal bridge at Ala Moana Boulevard at about 10 p.m. Friday. The robber brandished a handgun and demanded their property.
In another case at about 12:45 p.m. Sunday, a man saw a stranger in his parked vehicle on Onekea Drive in the Lanikai section of Kailua. When he confronted the man, the intruder threatened him with a handgun and fled.
Police are "looking into the possibility" that the same man may have committed other recent Windward-area crimes.
At about 5 p.m. April 18, a woman, 39, reported being kidnapped and robbed by a man who got into her car at Kailua Beach Park and ordered her to drive. He fled after taking her purse, police said.
At about 7 p.m. Sunday, the L&M fast-food plate lunch restaurant in Kaneohe was robbed by a man carrying a rifle.
Walters, who has a Windward Oahu address, does not have a criminal record, Robinson said.