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Suspect escapes from police custody near Punchbowl

  • COURTESY CRIMESTOPPERS

    Saimone Mafi Jr. escaped from police custody Friday night and was last seen crossing Vineyard Boulevard near Pele Street on foot.

CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are asking for help to find a man who escaped from police custody Friday night.

Around 8:06 p.m., 27-year-old Saimone Mafi Jr. was arrested for three retake warrants and was taken to a medical facility for treatment of minor injuries, according to CrimeStoppers.

He escaped from custody and was last seen on foot crossing Vineyard Boulevard toward Pele Street.

Mafi is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall and 170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes, wearing a red tank top, black shorts and black socks.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on cellphones.

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