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Alleged gunman charged in Waipio home invasion

By Rob Shikina

LAST UPDATED: 05:46 a.m. HST, Jul 29, 2012

A 37-year-old Mililani felon was charged Saturday with firing a gun and forcing his way into a home while trying to run from police Thursday in Waipio.

Lance L.H. Yurong is being held at the main police cell block in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Police said officers were sent to a self-storage business on Ka Uka Boulevard about 12:20 p.m. Thursday after receiving a CrimeStoppers tip about a man who was wanted for a recycling center robbery on July 5.

Yurong was in a stolen car when officers arrived and tried to drive off, but hit a wall, police said.

Yurong then ran into a neighborhood across the street and forced his way into a house on Mele Place where a 56-year-old woman and her 27-year-old son were home, police said. The residents managed to escape without injuries.

Police said witnesses heard the suspect fire a gun before leaving the house. He then ran across Waipio Uka Street and jumped into a maintenance van parked at a town house complex. A witness said the man was trying to start the van when officers with guns drawn surrounded him and forced him to surrender.

Detectives found a handgun in the yard next to the house that was broken into and a loaded magazine and a spent casing.

Yurong was charged at 3:45 a.m. today with first-degree burglary, driving a stolen vehicle, three firearm offenses, attempted unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, breaking into a vehicle, and four drug counts.

He has three felony convictions for driving a stolen vehicle and two robberies.

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Pocho wrote:
lock em up and throw the key away for Gawd's sake.
on July 28,2012 | 03:36PM
whs1966 wrote:
I'm waiting to hear from his father/mother/grandmother/_____ that he was a "good boy" who was getting his life together who was influenced by others. I'm sure he's also a good father to this _____ year old (drug baby) son or daughter whose mother he never married. And best of all he and his girlfriend have been picking up their EBT cards and welfare $$$ for years. What a parasite! You can bet that he was a joy to have in the classroom: acting out, distracting other students, etc. And, of cour
on July 28,2012 | 06:30PM
SueH wrote:
You "hit the nail on the head", but I doubt he ever spent much time in a classroom: that's part of his problem. What a loser!!
on July 28,2012 | 06:41PM
sak wrote:
With our legal system he'll end up with 12 months probation, if he keeps his record clean for 24 months his record will be cleared.
on July 28,2012 | 06:47PM
busterb wrote:
Ya think this guy actually went through a security check to obtain that gun? I bet he took it from someone who got it to protect their house... come forward lousy security gun owner.
on July 28,2012 | 07:45PM
HAJAA1 wrote:
Put this loser in prison. We need to support and vote for anyone who is for building another large prison for weaklings like this. Would add jobs too.
on July 28,2012 | 07:57PM
ejkorvette wrote:
Excellent Idea. Stiffer punishments, Bigger Prison, Better Rehabilation, more jobs across the board, safer Honolulu
on July 28,2012 | 09:53PM
Akhmed_PKC wrote:
as a correctional worker, from my experience, that is an excellent idea. at 37 years of age, this individual is not going to change. for the safety of the public, he needs to be confined in a secure facility.
on July 29,2012 | 06:16AM
all_fed_up wrote:
I hope those are police induced welts on his face. He deserves every one of them.
on July 29,2012 | 07:58AM
lajekal wrote:
We need the three strikes and mandatory life sentence.
on July 29,2012 | 07:59AM
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