A manhunt is underway for a 38-year-old man suspected of stealing a police subsidized vehicle in Kaimuki.
He is tentatively identified, has brown hair and brown eyes, is 6 feet tall, and weighs 165 pounds. He has a record of felony and misdemeanor convictions.
Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard said the man was sitting on a curb while officers were investigating his vehicle for possible stolen items, when he asked to use the restroom.
Ballard said that’s when the man jumped into the subsidized vehicle, a dark blue 2016 Toyota 4Runner, likely running, with its blue light illuminated.
The man led police on an island-wide chase.
The suspect is wanted on suspicion of first-degree attempted murder, first-degree theft and unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle.
The 4Runner was stolen at about 6:15 a.m. near 10th and Maunaloa avenues in Kaimuki. The officer’s vehicle contained a gun safe, but both the vehicle and the items inside were later recovered.
Yat Lau, a cashier at Foodland Beretania, said he observed the suspect in the stolen police vehicle on South Beretania Street and driving around the block.
The suspect then allegedly struck a Love’s Bakery delivery truck near the grocery store.
Ballard said the officer whose 4Runner was stolen fired a single round at the suspect near Foodland, and the suspect was possibly injured in the left shoulder.
The suspect struck the same officer with his own 4Runner.
The perpetrator continued to flee and led police on a chase through Aiea, Waialua and the North Shore.
At some point, the suspect ditched the vehicle on Waiahole Homestead Road in Waikane and fled on foot at about 8:20 a.m. Police have since recovered the police vehicle that sustained damage on the driver’s side.
The police department’s Specialized Services Division is assisting in the search, with a K-9 unit and a helicopter.
Resident Justeen Castillo of Waiahole Valley Road said she heard police sirens blaring in her neighborhood this morning. She had just returned home after she dropped off her children at Waiahole Elementary when she heard the sirens.
A police officer who was right outside of her home told her to “stay inside and lock the doors” because of the suspect who is still at-large.
Castillo also observed a police helicopter assisting in the search.
Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call 911.
Police are continuing their search in the Waiahole area for a male suspect who allegedly stole a police subsidized vehicle in Kaimuki.
Police have since recovered the stolen Toyota 4Runner in Waiahole Valley where the suspect ditched the vehicle following a police chase through Aiea, Wahiawa and the North Shore.
Police said the suspect fled on foot at about 8:20 a.m.
The suspect is described a 5 feet 11 inches, with dark blonde hair and a beard. He was wearing blue jeans and a long-sleeve shirt at the time of the police vehicle theft.
Waiahole Elementary School is on lockdown due to a manhunt of a male suspect who allegedly stole a police subsidized vehicle in Kaimuki.
The culprit reportedly stole the vehicle, a dark blue 2016 Toyota 4Runner with the license plate SSX 803 near 10th Avenue at about 6:15 a.m. today.
He ditched the vehicle in Waiahole Valley and fled on foot at about 8:20 a.m.
Police said the male suspect has ditched the stolen police vehicle in Waiahole Valley and fled on foot as of 8:20 a.m.
The suspect allegedly stole the vehicle, a dark blue 2016 Toyota 4Runner in the area of 10th Avenue at approximately 6:15 a.m. today.
Police pursued the suspect who fled in the stolen vehicle. He reportedly struck a Love’s Bakery delivery truck near Foodland Beretania where officers discharged a round at the suspect. He continued to flee westbound on the H-1 freeway.
Honolulu police are in pursuit of a male suspect who allegedly stole a police officer’s vehicle.
An all-points bulletin was issued sometime before 7 a.m. for the vehicle, a dark blue 2016 Toyota 4Runner with a Hawaii license plate SSX 803 which was stolen in Kaimuki.
Police dispatch reported the vehicle’s blue lights are illuminated.
The suspect was last seen heading westbound on the H-1 freeway near Pearlridge Center at about 7:23 a.m. Officers reportedly fired one round at the suspect when they spotted it in the area of Foodland Beretania.
The suspect continued to flee in the stolen police vehicle.
The suspect is described as 5 feet 11 inches with dirty-blonde hair and wearing a long-sleeved shirt and blue jeans.