An Oahu grand jury has indicted a 37-year-old Waimanalo man for the alleged burglaries of three homes, a robbery and an attempted carjacking in Kahala.
Ivan S. Kong Jr. pleaded not guilty to the charges at Circuit Court Monday via closed circuit video link from the Oahu Community Correctional Center. His trial is set for the week of Feb. 21 and he remains in custody on a $250,000 aggregate bail.
Kong’s alleged crime spree started on Kahala Avenue on Dec. 7. A resident saw her home had been broken into and confronted Kong. Police said he allegedly assaulted her before he fled on a stolen motorcycle.
Kong then allegedly broke into a home on Makaiwa Street and attempted to steal a bicycle. A court document said a resident at a third home nearby found her garage door open when she arrived to check her residence after her home alarm was activated.
Police said she saw Kong flee from her home with a bicycle. On Makaiwa Street, he jumped inside a slow-moving vehicle and on top of the motorist who was still in the driver’s seat. He attempted to take control of the vehicle and grabbed the steering wheel.
KHON2 reported that a good Samaritan intervened, repeatedly punching Kong in the face and detaining him until police arrived.