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Kauai police: 'Repeat offender' arrested for second time in 3 days

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:39 a.m. HST, Dec 04, 2013

Kauai police arrested a Hanalei man, whom they described as a repeat offender.

Kyle Masato Matsumoto was being held on $157,000 bail Tuesday after his arrest for the second time in three days for theft.

Police arrested Matsumoto, 36, for second degree theft after he allegedly stole a handbag from a visiting Japanese couple from a beach in Haena.

Police said Matsumoto was free after posting $12,000 bail Saturday following his arrest for first-degree burglary and credit cart theft earlier in the day.

Police said Matsumoto has other theft and criminal property damage cases pending.

"We will continue to work with the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney to see these cases through to completion," said Assistant Chief Ale Quibilan.

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Mana07 wrote:
This guy is a P.O.S.!
on December 3,2013 | 06:09PM
entrkn wrote:
I wonder if he would attract sharks...
on December 3,2013 | 09:01PM
HanabataDays wrote:
They would extend him professional courtesy.
on December 4,2013 | 03:35AM
sailfish1 wrote:
There wouldn't be an "arrest for the second time in three days for theft" if they didn't let him out on $12000 bail. He was a repeat offender even before that. The police and court system need to get start making better decisions.
on December 4,2013 | 01:20AM
soundofreason wrote:
"To protect and to serve.........................the criminals"
on December 4,2013 | 06:18AM
krusha wrote:
They need a three strikes law for criminals such as this one.
on December 4,2013 | 05:44AM
loquaciousone wrote:
I'm willing to take the first strike -- with a baseball bat.
on December 4,2013 | 05:46AM
false wrote:
34" with a thick handle for grip?
on December 4,2013 | 07:51AM
false wrote:
Yeah, three whacks with a stiff bamboo stick or a baseball bat.
on December 4,2013 | 07:50AM
redneckMT wrote:
Lucky he lives Hawaii!
on December 4,2013 | 06:09AM
paniolo wrote:
Judicial system is worthless here. One repeat offender on the streets is ONE TOO MUCH.
on December 4,2013 | 06:53AM
false wrote:
Mr. Matsumoto officially has been entered in to the donor pool.
on December 4,2013 | 07:48AM
saveparadise wrote:
No accountability for the judicial system and lawmakers so no accountability for criminals. Insanity continues..........
on December 4,2013 | 08:01AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
We really need to enact a law that will enhance penalties for repeat offenders. It seems that there is no real deterrent except longer jail time. A second offense should automatically result in a twenty-five percent longer jail time. A third offense would yield a fifty percent longer jail time. A fourth time and it is double.
on December 4,2013 | 09:46AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
This is not an isolated case as far as Hawaii's criminal justice system. Gotta take a step back to look at the intricacies of the system; enforcement and judicial. This case is probably being replayed many times over as we speak.
on December 4,2013 | 09:51AM
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