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Hawaii Kai family turns in son for illegal gun possession

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 12:13 p.m. HST, Dec 27, 2013

Police arrested a 23-year-old convicted felon at his house Thursday on suspicion of possessing firearms after his family called in the alleged crime, police said.

The Hawaii Kai man's family members called police around 6:30 p.m. to alert them that he had a firearm and ammunition in his possession, police said. Officers arrived at the family's home, searched it, and located a weapon and ammunition, according to police documents. 

Police then located the suspect on-scene and arrested him without incident at 8 p.m. on suspicion of the felony offense of possessing or owning a prohibited firearm.

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livinginhawaii wrote:
Now if only the cops could dedicate a ton of resources to find out how a felon came into possession of the firearm in the first place. Seems like our restrictive gun laws only hurt the law abiding citizens.
on December 27,2013 | 08:49AM
Kiyoshi2011 wrote:
I agree that the gun laws here are stupid. It only arms criminals and not the law abiding citizens. However, it's pretty obvious that he bought the gun off the street. There's no need to dedicate "tons of resources" to find out how he got it.
on December 27,2013 | 09:13AM
onevoice82 wrote:
The real story here is the parents' willingness to turn in the son. Now if only parents of drunks would call the cops when the family member leaves the house drunk or stoned in his/her car.....
on December 27,2013 | 09:37AM
cojef wrote:
Good comparison if only followed through.
on December 27,2013 | 09:43AM
jchun1 wrote:
I agree that about the parents turning in their son. We need more families like this
on December 27,2013 | 10:02AM
saveparadise wrote:
Great post voice82!
on December 27,2013 | 10:14AM
Kiyoshi2011 wrote:
I was going to say something of the sort, but then everyone would be offended.
on December 27,2013 | 09:28PM
Bdpapa wrote:
That must have been a tough decision. But, whether the son likes it or not, it was for his own good as well as the publics. This gives the young man an opportunity to get the help he needs and prevented him from committing a crime with a firearm.
on December 28,2013 | 08:43AM
Poipounder808 wrote:
The article does not say he was a felon, only that he was arrested for felony possession, there is a difference.
on December 27,2013 | 10:30AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
Poi, please reread the story's first sentence.
on December 27,2013 | 11:39AM
Poipounder808 wrote:
Thanks, I did not see that when I first read the article, was it updated and added or do I just have poor reading comprehension?
on December 27,2013 | 12:21PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
Poi, lol, we'll cut you some slack.
on December 27,2013 | 02:21PM
BO0o07 wrote:
Tough decision by the family but the right one.
on December 27,2013 | 08:50AM
kahu808 wrote:
Tough love.
on December 27,2013 | 12:52PM
busterb wrote:
Thanks parents.
on December 27,2013 | 08:51AM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
on December 27,2013 | 10:11AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
Mom, Dad, I would've done the same.
on December 27,2013 | 08:53AM
OldEnoughToRemember wrote:
If only more families would step up in such a way.
on December 27,2013 | 09:24AM
saveparadise wrote:
Gotta give these parents credit and respect.
on December 27,2013 | 10:15AM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
He probably threatened someone that's why the family called the police....
on December 27,2013 | 10:16AM
lowtone123 wrote:
Highly likely. Probably stopped a violent and regrettable incident.
on December 27,2013 | 02:18PM
pcman wrote:
IRT resident on theat. If there was a threat, it did not work. The parents did the right thing. Moral and brave.
on December 27,2013 | 02:22PM
GooglyMoogly wrote:
Pretty brave actions from his parents. Honestly, not sure I could do it.
on December 27,2013 | 10:43AM
iwanaknow wrote:
The challenge will be down the road if there is retaliation?
on December 27,2013 | 10:58AM
lowtone123 wrote:
I guess that New's Year's Eve family get-together is off now.
on December 27,2013 | 02:16PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
low, there might be fireworks @ the house.
on December 27,2013 | 02:22PM
808warriorfan wrote:
All of us...regardless of what your views / opinions are of this story / situation...need to step back and applaud the parents for making a tough decision by calling the police on their son. We need to THANK THESE PARENTS as there is one less illegal firearm among us. Can you imagine the guilt the parents would have felt if their son used this weapon in the commission of a crime and an innocent person died ????? I wish more parents were like this. MOM AND DAD IN HAWAII KAI...ALOHA AND GOD BLESS
on December 27,2013 | 07:34PM
Tahitigirl55 wrote:
Good job
on December 28,2013 | 05:33AM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
Tough decision. Good job parents.
on December 28,2013 | 06:03AM
Nevadan wrote:
The parents probably saved him from big trouble, like murder or being murdered
on December 28,2013 | 06:28AM
ptofview wrote:
Thank you parents for taking the hard stance to call the police. You protected your son and the public from the what "could have happened" with your unselfish and brave action. Hopefully your son is able to see that your actions were for his best interest, if not, he's of legal age, let him care for himself outside of the home. You both deserve a peaceful aging.
on December 28,2013 | 07:41AM
Eradication wrote:
Tough love. I salute this family for stepping up and doing the right thing for themselves and the community. Illegal firearms reduction programs will only work with the support of the entire community. The police can only do so much and can succeed only when courageous people like these step up.
on December 28,2013 | 09:07AM
false wrote:
Convicted felon means this new offense is at least his second one. Hawaii Kai? Oh, so I guess criminals are born and bred anywhere, even in rich East Oahu. Whose fault was it that this person became a criminal? Environment? Natural Selection, that is, bad genes? Stay tuned.
on December 29,2013 | 04:05AM
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