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Police look for man who fled hospital after jumping in rooftop chase

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  • Kenneth Wong

Honolulu police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who jumped from a three-story building in Makiki while trying to evade police and then fled from the Queen’s Medical Center, where he was being treated for his injuries.

Kenneth Wong, 44, stole a vehicle in Kaneohe about 9:10 p.m. Saturday and crashed it when police tried to stop him later that night on Ward Avenue, police said. He got away after fleeing on foot.

Police said Wong’s sister called police about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday and said her brother was trying to get into her Pensacola Street apartment. When officers arrived, Wong ran and tried jumping from rooftop to rooftop, police said. Two officers were injured while trying to stop Wong, who was also resisting arrest.

Wong was arrested after he jumped from a three-story walkup and was injured. He was taken to the Queen’s Medical Center, and officers arranged for the hospital to call detectives when he was ready to be released.

About 6 p.m. Wednesday, a witness saw Wong run from the hospital without permission with medical equipment still attached to his arm, police said.

He is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, about 180 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He is wanted for investigation of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, failure to render aid, promoting a dangerous drug, drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME from a cell phone.


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