comscore 80 fugitives nabbed in island-wide sweep | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

80 fugitives nabbed in island-wide sweep

  • COURTESY U.S. MARSHALS SERVICE

    Federal and local law enforcement officers rounded up 80 fugitives in an island-wide sweep last week on Oahu.

  • COURTESY U.S. MARSHALS SERVICE

    The fugitives were wanted for various violent crimes, including homicide, assault, robbery, firearms and explosives, sex assault, drugs and organized crime.

  • COURTESY U.S. MARSHALS SERVICE

    Acting Honolulu Police Chief Cary Okimoto said, “This operation sends a strong message that fugitives on Oahu will be tracked down and apprehended.”

  • COURTESY U.S. MARSHALS SERVICE

    “Taking dangerous individuals off the street is one way of making Honolulu safer,” Acting Honolulu Police Chief Cary Okimoto said. “We thank our federal and state partners for helping to accomplish this.”

  • COURTESY U.S. MARSHALS SERVICE

    Officers from HPD’s Criminal Investigation Division and Crime Reduction Unit also assisted in the operation.

  • COURTESY U.S. MARSHALS SERVICE

    The operation included officers from HPD and federal agents from the U.S. Marshals Service; FBI; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; U.S. Customs and Border Protection; and U.S. Social Security Administration Office of Investigations.

Eighty fugitives were arrested last week during a five-day multi-agency operation on Oahu.

The U.S. Marshals Task Force and the Honolulu Police Department initiated the operation on June 26 where law enforcement tracked down the fugitives across the island.

The fugitives were wanted for various violent crimes, including homicide, assault, robbery, firearms and explosives, sex assault, drugs and organized crime.

In addition to the arrests, law enforcement officers also executed 171 outstanding state arrest warrants and generated a total bail amount of over $3 million, according to a U.S. Marshals Service news release.

Acting Honolulu Police Chief Cary Okimoto said in the release, “This operation sends a strong message that fugitives on Oahu will be tracked down and apprehended.

“Taking dangerous individuals off the street is one way of making Honolulu safer,” he added. “We thank our federal and state partners for helping to accomplish this.”

The operation included officers from HPD’s Criminal Investigation Division and Crime Reduction Unit as well as federal agents from the U.S. Marshals Service; FBI; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; U.S. Customs and Border Protection; and U.S. Social Security Administration Office of Investigations.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature
Comments (0)

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Scroll Up