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UPDATE: Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested


UPDATE: CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating John Kamaka Jr., who was wanted for an Attempted Murder in the First Degree.

On January 10, 2018, at approximately 12:00 p.m., Honolulu Police Officers located Kamaka at the Waianae Boat Harbor and placed him under arrest for Attempted Murder in the First Degree.

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CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in locating John Kamaka Jr. who is wanted for an Attempted Murder in the First Degree.

On Sunday, January 7, 2018, at approximately 9:55 p.m., officers responded to a call on Ala Akau Street of a male in a white van armed with two knives. Upon their arrival, a white van was observed exiting the driveway. The suspect collided into the front bumper of a parked blue and white vehicle then ignored the officer’s attempts to stop him. The suspect then reversed the van at a high rate of speed and collided into the driver's side of a second parked blue and white vehicle causing significant damages. The suspect then drove the van forward towards an officer who was standing in a grassy area next to the driveway at a high rate of speed. The officer was able to jump out of the path the vehicle. The van then fled North on Ala Akau street but was later located nearby unoccupied.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at
955-8300 or *CRIME on your cellular phone. Free cellular calls are provided by AT&T, Nextel Hawaii, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless Hawaii, Mobi PCS, and Hawaiian Telcom. The public may now send anonymous web tips to
www.honolulucrimestoppers.org.

CrimeStoppers will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of a suspect. Do not approach any suspect. All suspects and wanted fugitives should be considered armed and dangerous. All calls are confidential and anonymous. CrimeStoppers rewards are not paid to persons who participate in a crime, or are victims of a crime, or in missing person cases. Be a CrimeStopper and call the /hot line at 955-8300 or *Crime on your cellular telephone. Access the CrimeStoppers website at http://www.honolulucrimestoppers.org 003/18.