Police say victims were afraid to come forward… at first
South Kona, Hawaii –
A Crime Stoppers tip has led to the arrest of a South Kona man who was wanted for a violent crime spree, police say.
Daniel “Dukie” Abraham was arrested on Tuesday, April 20th, and is being held at the Kona police cellblock in lieu of $100,000 bail pending an initial court appearance scheduled for Monday.
Police said Abraham was the suspect in a long list of alleged crimes, mostly in South Kona, but also in Pepeekeo. According to Wednesday’s media release:
Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section and Juvenile Aid Section are investigating six incidents in which Abraham is the suspect:
- A 19-year-old Kailua-Kona man reported that a man used a machete to sever a finger from his left hand and cut the bottom of his right foot on February 16.
- A 28-year-old Captain Cook woman reported that a man forced her into a car at gunpoint, took her to a home in Eden Rock, held her there against her will and punched her about the face and body on February 27.
- A 25-year-old Hilo man reported that a man punched and kicked him on September 26, 2009, and then removed his car from Pepe’ekeo.
- A 20-year-old Captain Cook woman reported that a man removed her car from her home without permission on February 16.
- A 41-year-old Hōnaunau man reported that his car was removed from his home on February 18.
- A 43-year-old Hōnaunau woman reported that a man removed her sports-utility-vehicle without permission from a scenic lookout point in South Kona on April 17.
Police say there was a delay on the part of some of the victims in reporting the crimes out of fear of retaliation.
Police received an anonymous tip that the stolen SUV had been seen in the Captain Cook area, and police arrested Abraham and another man at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday in a parking lot in Captain Cook, where the stolen SUV was parked.
Police say the other man, 24-year-old Kainoa Jake Kahoalii of South Kona, was arrested and later charged with the unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle. He is being held at the cellblock in lieu of $10,000 bail. Kahoalii was also charged on a warrant for criminal contempt of court, the bail for which is $50,000.
On Thursday morning, police charged Abraham with kidnapping, first-degree assault, two counts of third-degree assault, three counts of first-degree terroristic threatening and three counts of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle. He is being held at the Kona police cellblock in lieu of $100,000 bail pending an initial court appearance scheduled for Monday.